National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sacramento Region
Sacramento, CA
Sep 29, 2013

Day: Sunday, September 29, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Folsom Premium Outlets
13000 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95630
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2013.

Event Report

Over a dozen dealership provided EVs racked up 300 test drives traveling over 700 miles. These were joined by 50 private EVs and owners sharing their personal experience driving electric. Face painting, sparkle body art, science demonstrations, coloring books and a SMUD RAV4 EV for writing and drawing on, provided activities for kids while parents test drove vehicles and gathered information. A dozen groups participated providing information on charging via solar, clean air, college automotive programs, car conversions, workplace charging, utility rates and general EV information. The UC Davis EV Formula Race car team joined in showing their race car.

Two Amazon Kindles were awarded along with two Clipper Creek donated EVSEs. SMUD and CarCharging provided electricity to power the EVent, while the Sacramento clean air district help feed the volunteers.

Event Description


SacEV is hosting the third annual Plug-In Day ride and drive event. This is your opportunity to see, learn about, and drive the latest electric vehicles.
  • Get behind the wheel and test-drive a variety of EVs, including (subject to change) the Nissan LEAF, Chevy Spark EV, Chevy Volt, Fiat 500e, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Focus EV, Ford Fusion Energi, Toyota Plug-In Prius, and Toyota RAV4 EV.  Try them back to back and see which ones fit your life style.
  • Check out EV chargers and learn how easy it is to charge an EV at home or throughout the Sacramento region, with more than 200 public charging stations available.
  • Learn how to save money with special utility EV rates that can help drivers pay the lowest price for EV fuel with automatic late night charging from home.
  • Learn about local, state, and federal incentives available for plug-in electric vehicles from the EV experts.
  • Discover the latest in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
  • Hear about life as an EV owner from an expected 30-plus neighbors who will show their cars, having already made the switch to this cleaner, more energy-independent vehicle option.
  • Find out how cheap it is to charge an EV from sunlight - free fuel for life.
  • Inquire about how workplaces can provide EV charging stations.

Enter into a drawing to win prizes, such as a Amazon Kindle ebook reader.

Children activities are planned as well from education to face painting.

EV Owners:  The Ride and Drive cars will be provided by local dealers, but if you want to participate in the event we can use your help! Show your EV and share your experience. This is one of the most valued items for people investigating EVs. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 124 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
Tesla Model S 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Ford C-MAX Energi 4
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
10 Models 26

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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Drive Electric USA logo

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