National Drive Electric Week
Riverside EV Deep Dive
Oct 01, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, October 1, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT|
UC Riverside, Lot 30
900 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92507
Event ReportStarting with thanks to UC Riverside, who provided the perfect venue for an NDEW event--a large parking lot covered with a 3.5 megawatt solar array, which illustrated the ability to "drive on sunshine" by charging EVs with renewable energy. Thanks also to co-city captains at the Inland Empire Electric Vehicle Assn., Nissan Motor Corp. for bringing its 2023 Ariya, Polestar, Electrify America for funding, UC Riverside's CE-CERT center, the California Air Resources Board, California Climate Action Corps, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Don's Bicycles. The Ariya and Lucid gave the most ride n' drives and we were happy that Don's gave 40 rides on ebikes. Attendees including NDEW co-founder Zan Dubin-Scott, the event's co-city captain and a PIA co-founder along with other attendees Linda Nicholes and Paul Scott.
photo by: Zan Dubin-Scott
A Zero Motorcyles SR/X, Rivian R1T, Chevy Bolt and Volt, Ford Mach-E, Jeep Wrangler 4xe and a Green Commuter EV bus are among EVs in this photo.
New to EVs? This event is perfect for you. Learn about the cleanest, coolest cars--rebates & incentives--from long-time, diverse drivers without sales pressure.
Free Test Drives & Rides
UC Riverside's giant solar array
Meet EV Pioneers,
Plug In America & National Drive Electric Week Founders!
Partial List of vehicles expected:
Nissan 2023 Ariya, Rivian R1T, Polestar, Lucid Air, BMW i3 REx, Jaguar I Pace, Ford Mach E, Chevy Bolt, Tesla Models S & 3, Hyundai Ioniq and Kona, Nissan Leaf, Zero Motorcycle (display only), ebikes
Eco & arts activities, hoverboard demo, family fun, music and refreshments
First 40 attendees to test drive or ride an EV receive
$10 gift card or tasty lunch.
Raffle prizes, too!
View this video message from EV Hybrid Noire, the nation's largest network of diverse EV drivers & enthusiasts
Below: Our solarized venue, forefront:
Your Co-City Captain, Michelle Pierce, and Plug In America co-founder/past president, Linda Nicholes
Exclusive! Well, almost: Nissan has chosen our event as one of a few to show off their new 2023 Ariya crossover. YES you can get a ride!
Charles-Ryan Barber, who will show us how he 'drives' all three of his EVs: a Ford Mach-E, a hoverboard and his electrified prosthetic leg
Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott with his SR/S Zero Motorcycle: 0-60 in 3 secs
There are currently 410 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||14|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Tesla Model Y||4|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||3|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Honda Clarity Battery Electric||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 2,781,888 electric miles driven.