National Drive Electric Week
Ride and Drive at the Government Center!
Sep 27, 2022
|Day:||Tuesday, September 27, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT|
|Location:||Ventura County Government Center
800 S. Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Event ReportOn September 27, 2022, the County of Ventura in partnership with Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) hosted the Ventura Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive event at the Ventura County Government Center to promote the clean-air benefits, cost-savings, and fun provided by driving an electric vehicle. The event featured a variety of vehicles to test-drive/ride, including affordable sedans, SUV’s, electric motorbikes, and e-bikes from different vendors. The public benefitted greatly from speaking to real EV owners at the static EV showcase portion of our event, where 12 different models were on display. Regional partners like the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) also supported education and outreach with their own information booths. EV-related promotional and educational materials were distributed to the public by VCREA and partners at no cost. VCREA’s Ride and Drive had an excellent turnout from the public, Ventura County employees, and even public officials like Ventura County Executive Officer - Sevet Johnson, Assistant County Executive Officer -Mike Pettit, Ventura County First District Supervisor - Matt LaVere, representatives from the Office of Ventura County Fifth District Supervisor, Santa Paula Vice Mayor – Andy Sobel, and KCLU News Director - Lance Orozco.
photo by: County of Ventura Sustainability Division
Ventura County employees at EV showcase
Ride and Drive!
at the Government Center
The County of Ventura is partnering with Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance to host the Ventura Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive event on September 27th. The public is invited to test drive a variety of electric vehicles, learn from industry experts and enjoy food and giveaways. This free event is part of National Drive Electric Week’s EV outreach activities staged in more than 300 communities across the country to highlight the clean-air benefits, cost-savings, and fun provided by driving an electric vehicle.
Event highlights include:
- Test drive an EV from local car dealerships.
- Talk directly to EV owners about their experiences and check out their vehicles.
- Learn from industry experts including: Clean Power Alliance, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, SCE’s Charge Ready Program, ChargePoint, Community Environmental Council, and more!
- Grab some food from a tasty selection from food trucks (TBD)
- Fun EV-related giveaways.
The Ventura Ride and Drive event is sponsored by Southern California Edison and presented by Plug in America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association.
Volunteers are needed to help spread the word, setup, and to have a good time mingling with EV drivers. Sign up using the volunteer button at the top of this page.
If you cannot make this event during the workday, there will be another Electric Vehicle showcase at Ventura Harbor on Sunday, September 25nd from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. For more information: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=3333
There are currently 134 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||4|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||2|
|Tesla Model Y||2|
|Electra Meccanica Solo||1|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||1|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||1|
Registered attendees report 790,816 electric miles driven.