National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 13, 2015

Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Location: Exposition Park
South Lawn behind the Natural History Museum
Bill Robertson Lane between Expo Blvd. and MLK
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

The LA NDEW event had over 1,000 people, who test drove the latest PEVs from Audi, BMW, Chevy, Fiat, Ford, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Pedego, and VIA Motors. Our event marked the West Coast debut of the Chevy Bolt EV Concept car that gets 200 miles range, will be price in the low $30K range and will be on sale fall 2016. We also witnessed the debut of the 2016 Nissan Leaf, which boasts a 20% increase in range and is available for purchase this fall. LAPD displayed their electrified fleet that includes a black and white Tesla S, BMW i8, and Zero Motorcycle pursuit vehicles. The crowd was standing with Senator Kevin de León in his leadership toward a clean energy future for ALL Californians. Leilani Munter brought the tricked out Tesla S featured in the movie #RacingExtinction, and encouraged everyone to #pickonething to combat climate change. Check it out on Discovery Channel November 2015.

photo by: NDEW cofounder Jeff U'ren
2016 Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Bolt EV Concept Car.

Event Description


Come test drive all the latest plug-in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volkswagen.  
We have an exciting list of speakers and attendees including: 
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti (invited)
  • Senator De Leon
  • Chris Paine (The director of “Who Killed the Electric Car” and “Revenge of the Electric Car”)
  • Leilani Munter (Carbon-free race car driver) 
  • Alexandra Paul (Actress/Activist) 
This event will be the West Coast debut of the Chevy Bolt Concept Car.  The first 750 attendees will receive a souvenir t-shirt and the first 750 people to take a test drive/ride will receive a free meal from one of the food trucks at our event: Border Grill, Cool Haus, or The Green Truck. 

Pre-register for your chance to win a Pedego Electric Bicycle valued at $3,000 (winner must be present to claim prize).

Los Angeles is leading the way with zero emission vehicles and cleaner air for all.  Hear from actual owners about the many benefits of going electric.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 1223 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 43
Chevrolet Volt 30
Tesla Model S 29
BMW i3 REx 23
Fiat 500e 20
Chevy Spark EV 13
BMW i3 11
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 11
Other Plug-In Vehicle 8
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 6
Ford C-MAX Energi 4
Ford Focus Electric 4
Honda Fit EV 4
CODA Sedan 3
Tesla Roadster 3
Zero Motorcycle 3
Cadillac ELR 2
EV Conversion 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Kia Soul EV 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
25 Models 231

Registered attendees report 4,860,505 electric miles driven.

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