National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Our second Ride & Drive at Madonna Inn had a good turnout, with lots of folks test driving and riding a variety of electric cars and bikes. Nissan, Honda, Chevy and Ford dealers were on hand with cars to drive, while enthusiastic EV owners showed and offered rides in several models of Tesla, a Kia Niro, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Volt. Two local bicycle shops displayed the latest in e-bike technology, from lightweight road cycles to workhorse cargo bikes. The highlight of the day was e-bike dealer Boltabout's presentation of a custom electric-assist cargo bike to Mayor Heidi Harmon. Mayor Harmon then spoke to the crowd about the City's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035 and the key role that vehicle electrification, in all its forms, needs to play in achieving that goal. The event was co-sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition and the local chapter of the Sierra Club with support from the City of San Luis Obispo, PG&E, ECOSLO, Wally's Bike Shop, Boltabout, Sunset Honda, Alfano Motors, Coast Nissan, and Mullahey Ford.

photo by: Justin Bradshaw
Above: San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon was presented with a custom built electric assist cargo bike at our event by Boltabout, a local e-bike dealer. Later in the day she spoke to attendees about the City's carbon-neutral goal and the key role that electrification of transportation, in all its forms, needs to play in reaching that goal. With Mayor Harmon: (from left) Barry Rands, NDEW city captain and Kia Niro EV owner; Justin Bradshaw, event volunteer and Tesla Model 3 owner; Eric Veium, Chairperson, SLO Climate Coalition and Nissan Leaf owner. The SLO Climate Coalition organized the Ride & Drive Event in San Luis Obispo. Below: Ride & Drive event attendees mix with EV owners and dealers near the Tesla Supercharger at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

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