National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
San Diego, CA
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
Location: Liberty Station
2401 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

NDEW San Diego was an incredibly successful event. From the event sponsors (SDG&E, Center for Sustainable Energy and Cleantech San Diego), to the event hosts (Plug In America, Sierra Club and Electric Vehicle Association), to the stars of the show (the dealerships, exhibitors and San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation), to the supporters that participated in the EV Day Kick-Off Ceremony: San Diego City Councilmember Mark Kersey, San Diego Fire Chief Maynard, SDG&E VP Mitch Mitchell, Center for Sustainable Energy’s Colin Santulli, Cleantech San Diego President Jason Anderson, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin, and CA PEV Collaborative Executive Director Christine Kehoe. We also had San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts join us toward the end of the event.
Close to 900 people attended the San Diego event and over 600 of them took test drives in various EVs. We had 23 available test drive vehicles, and more than 100 San Diego residents showcased their personal EVs.

photo by: Lauren Radack
Electric Vehicle Day - San Diego local sponsors: Center for Sustainable Energy, SDG&E and Cleantech San Diego.

Event Description


Electric Vehicle Day - San Diego
A National Drive Electric Week Event

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m

Liberty Station
2401 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA, 92106

Free and open to the public!

Experience the excitement of driving electric at this one-day opportunity to see why so many San Diego residents are making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). With a range of EVs on the road, there is an electric car for every lifestyle.

Bring the family! Kids will love driving mini-electric cars, presented by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.

Already own an EV? Come put your car on display and talk to attendees about why you love driving electric.
Test drive various EVs (models subject to change)

  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Chevy Spark EV
  • Chevy Volt
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford C-Max Energi
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Nissan LEAF
  • MY15 smart fortwo electric drive
  • Toyota Prius Plug-in
  • Volkswagen e-Golf

Displays and demonstrations

  • See how easy it is to charge an EV at home or at public stations
  • Learn about SDG&E’s special EV rates for charging at home
  • Get info on state and federal EV incentives
  • Talk to EV owners who have made the switch
  • Find out why San Diego is adopting EVs at such a high rate
  • Learn about solar power and home energy efficiency

Get more details by reading Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the video from last year



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Registered Attendees

There are currently 796 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 31
Tesla Model S 14
Chevrolet Volt 13
Fiat 500e 9
Chevy Spark EV 6
Ford C-MAX Energi 5
BMW i3 REx 4
BMW i3 3
Honda Fit EV 3
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Kia Soul EV 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i8 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Honda Accord Plug-In 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Vectrix Electric Scooter 1
25 Models 115

Registered attendees report 1,712,921 electric miles driven.

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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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