National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lunch and Learn Webinar Sessions
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 26-Oct 03, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Days: September 26-October 3, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Audience: Santa Cruz, CA, Local Area
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Environmental Benefits
Local Public Charging
Workplace Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

Ecology Action, Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA) and the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) hosted a Lunch & Learn Electric Vehicle Webinar Series over a three day period.  Speakers and panelists included Danielle Platt from CVRP Transportation and Incentives Outreach Team, Sabrina Delk, Ecology Action/MBEVA EV Program Specialist, and Michael Saint, EV Owner and Ambassador.  We focused on the following electric vehicle topics: 

  1. 1.  Top 5 Reasons to Get an Electric Car
  2. 2.  Saving the Most with CA Rebates and Regional Incentives
  3. 3.  Tips for Charging Your Electric Car

The goal of our webinars was to change the perception of electric cars among in the Monterey Bay Region Northern through information around incentive programs from CVRP and trusted resources from MBEVA.  We had 130 registered participants over the 3-day period.

We had raffle prizes that included:  Bell Giro Youth Bike Helmets, $25 Gift Cards, and Bike Safety Lights.

Our webinars can be viewed at

Event Description


As part of National Drive Electric Week, join our 30-minute lunch break sessions to find out how electric cars save you money and time—and help the environment. Tune in for all three for a comprehensive overview of benefits or pick a session that interests you the most!

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is presenting along with experts from the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA), Ecology Action. This free series is well-suited for anyone interested in learning more about driving an electric car.

Lunch and Learn Webinar Sessions

  1. 09/29: Top 5 Reasons to get an Electric Car
  2. 09/30: Saving the Most with California Rebates (CVRP )and Regional Incentives
  3. 10/01: Tips for Charging your Electric Car

RAFFLE PRIZES:  Everyone registered for one or all of the webinars will be entered for a chance to win one of the following prizes:  youth biking helmets, bike safety lights, or $25 gift card! (3 prizes per webinar will be awarded)

VIRTUAL TEST DRIVE VIDEO:  We'll also debut a NEW virtual test drive video featuring Jacob Martinez, CEO and Founder of Digital Nest in Watsonville, CA.  Jacob shares, real-time, his experience driving a Chevy Bolt.

Webinars are sponsored by: Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance, California Vehicle Rebate Project, Ecology Action, Regeneracion, and the City of Watsonville. 

According to local emissions assessments, over 80% of our regional climate changing Green House Gas Emissions come from vehicles. Electric Vehicles offer an immediate elimination of driving emissions, zero from the  tailpipe and zero when plugged into the carbon-free electricity purchased from our local Central Coast Community Energy (formerly Monterey Bay Community Power). We invite you to learn why we are so excited about the many benefits of electric vehicle driving, including cost benefits and contributing to the health of our planet.

We look forward to seeing you and keeping the possibility of Electric Vehicle ownership top of mind for everyone!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 18 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Hyundai KONA Electric 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 200,922 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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