National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Riverside, CA
Sep 13, 2018

Day: Thursday, September 13, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: GRID Alternatives Inland Empire
1660 Chicago Avenue
Suite M21
Riverside, CA 92507
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) recently hosted its annual summer soiree. The 3rd Annual Summer Celebration was well attended with over 100 guests who came together to enjoy a fun evening of food, fun, music and networking with staff, homeowners, partners and friends. Each year, this annual event highlights community partners and individuals who have helped with championing the cause of sustainability within Inland Empire communities. The 2018 GRID IE Sunshine Award recipients included: 47th District Assembly Member Eloise Reyes (Equity and Justice); Brian Adkins/Bishop Paiute Tribe (Environment); Center for Employment Training-Colton (Workforce Development); Academy for Grassroots Organization (Collaboration); San Manuel Mission Band of Mission Indians (Corporate Partner of the Year); and City of Moreno Valley (Public Partner of the Year). GRID IE also introduced new Advisory Board Members Blaine Boyer, Michelle Pierce and George Puddephatt who assisted in presenting Sunshine Awards to the honorees. This year, Summer Celebration was an official registered participant of the National Drive Electric Week, which drew 12 registered vehicles ranging from three Tesla’s, a Nissan Leaf, an electric motorcycle and more. Raceway Ford also participated for the first time, and they brought a black Ford Fusion for guests to test drive. The Center for Sustainable Energy, based in San Diego, shared information about the clean vehicle rebate program and had an electric vehicle on display. Guests enjoyed listening to the jazzy smooth sounds of HPE All Stars sponsored by Hot Purple Energy, a hosted taco bar, beverages sponsored by Euryale Brewery and a wide range of cool raffle prizes. Thanks to all who came out for this celebration. We look forward to Summer Celebration in 2019.

photo by: GRID Alternatives Inland Empire
Center for Sustainable Energy Clean Rebate vehicle

Event Description


GRID Alternatives Inland Empire will host the 3rd Annual Summer Celebration to highlight clean energy access, sustainability and
 recognize leaders who have made a positive impact in the Inland Empire.

In conjunction with National Drive Electric Week, attendees can test drive an electric vehicle courtesy of Raceway Ford. You can also learn about the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program by stopping by Center for Sustainable Energy's booth at the event.

Summer Celebration festivities include live entertainment featuring the smooth jazzy sounds of HPE All Stars sponsored by Hot Purple Energy, food, beverages provided by Euryale Brewery, and a chance to win lots of awesome raffle prizes. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet and mingle with GRID Staff including GRID community partners and supporters.

RSVP required. For more info, please use the blue "Contact" button at the top of this page.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 46 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Tesla Model 3 4
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Energica Eva 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
12 Models 22

Registered attendees report 459,174 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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