National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Best Drive EVer! - National Drive Electric Week
Sep 30, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Thursday, September 30, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm PDT
Audience: California State
Topics: Driving Experience
Road Trips
Virtual Test Drive
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

On September 30th, Project Clean Air (PCA) hosted a virtual ride & drive event from 2PM-3PM. This event, hosted and moderated by PCA Coordinator, Robert Garnsey, highlighted the accessibility of EVs to a curious audience. Through three ride & drive videos, many EV topics were discussed which included how EVs drive, EV owner experiences, and public charging. In addition to the three virtual ride & drives that were shown, the webinar also featured three speakers who discussed several EV incentives available to EV buyers. Speaking to the audience on this subject was Dante Sanson from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Aaron Dyer from Southern California Edison, and LaTisha Harris from the Center for Sustainable Energy. The webinar concluded with a Q&A portion that allowed attendees to address questions towards the speakers and PCA staff.

Overall, it was a very informative webinar that reached an attentive audience of 50 (In the days prior to broadcast we had 76 registered). Our audience had a wide geographic range, with attendees/registrants from Southern California, Northern California, the Central Valley and even Oregon and Michigan. Attendees were very engaged with the webinar and asked over 15 questions during the 10 minute Q&A. As the webinar was packed with content (Ride & Drive videos, Speakers) we were unfortunately unable to answer all of the questions live. Project Clean Air staff followed up with those attendees who had pending questions after the webinar to provide them answers.

Project Clean Air concluded the event by inviting all attendees to visit the PCA website and to mark their calendars for our upcoming outreach events. One of which is an in-person ride & drive event in Bakersfield and Fresno this Spring!

This event was supported by the Kern Council of Governments and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Event Description


Join the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities Coalition for an exciting virtual Ride & Drive experience. This webinar will showcase three Virtual Ride & Drives that will take you behind the wheel of three exciting EV models and provide an owner’s perspective on EV ownership.

Hear directly from the owners as they detail their experiences learn why they chose an EV as their vehicle of choice. Each of these ride & drives provides a unique look at EV ownership and takes you along for a ride in the passengers seat!

In addition to the ride & drives, there will also be a discussion on important EV topics.

Do not miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about EV's from those who know them best...the owners!

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 129 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Tesla Model 3 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Audi e-tron 2
Fiat 500e 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Polestar 2 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
24 Models 43

Registered attendees report 861,249 electric miles driven.

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