National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Palo Alto, CA
Sep 22, 2019

Day: Sunday, September 22, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Location: Palo Alto
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Acterra conducted it's 5th annual NDEW EV Ride & Drive event. Over 50 staff and volunteers provided an impressive 214 electric vehicle test drives in a three hour period.  Check out these GREAT PHOTOS of the event.

Here's just one of the many positive responses we received (via text) after the event: “Hey Henry, it’s Kathy, I did the first test drive with you today. I just bought a model S, scheduled for delivery this Thursday. If I take delivery by the end of this month I get free super charging for 2 years!!!! Couldn’t pass it up…Thanks so much once again!”

Our post-test drive survey results were rewarding: attendees who had a "very positive" perception of EVs jumped from 67% to 81% after their test drives, and 60% of test drivers indicated that their experience accelerated the timing of their EV purchase.

A special shout out to our generous sponsors, the City of Palo Alto and PowerFlex Systems!


photo by: Acterra
Acterra's EV Ambassadors promote the "Go EV" message!

Event Description


Come test drive an electric vehicle (EV) and discover how the EV lifestyle can greatly reduce your personal CO2 emissions. Plus, discover just how much fun they are to drive! View and drive as many makes/models as you want to support the switch to a clean vehicle economy!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 175 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 8
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 2
Fiat 500e 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Tesla Model X 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
BMW i8 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
21 Models 48

Registered attendees report 1,257,511 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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