National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Bakersfield, CA
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Urner's
4110 Wible Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Bakersfield's 2019 National Drive Electric Week event took place on Saturday, September 14th at Urner's. We had four local car dealers provide nine vehicles for test drives and display. Seven local EV owners brought their vehicles and were able to provide first-hand experience to attendees. Additionally, two electric car sharing organizations (Green Commuter and Mio Car) were present with their vehicles providing information on their services. Those who test drove received free tacos and treats from Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Sparkletts, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. There were also several prize drawings that attendees were eligible to win, with the largest prize being valued at $300.

photo by: Tony Moreno
Local Bakersfield Hyundai Sales Consultant, Andrew Acres, speaking with attendees about the new Hyundai Kona.

Event Description


Join us for an electric vehicle ride & drive!

On behalf of Project Clean Air, the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition, and the San Joaquin Valley Electric Vehicle Partnership, we will be hosting an electric vehicle ride & drive that will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Urner's in Bakersfield, CA. There will be FREE tacos for test drives in addition to kids activities, informational materials from local businesses, and handouts on EV incentives.

This 2019 NDEW event will demonstrate that not only are plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) fun to drive, but also that fuel and maintenance costs are much less than gas-powered vehicles. In the San Joaquin Valley, which has some of the worst air quality in the nation, regional incentives are offered by air districts in addition to the state rebate and federal tax credit that may be available to those who purchase EVs. 

For more information, contact Project Clean Air at 661-847-9756 or

Registered Attendees

There are currently 24 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model 3 1
8 Models 9

Registered attendees report 197,800 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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