National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Riverside EV Deep Dive
Riverside, CA
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
Location: Riverside
UC Riverside, Lot 30
900 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92507
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

Starting 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.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


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 under
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

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 410 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 14
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Rivian R1T 5
Volkswagen e-Golf 5
Tesla Model S 4
Tesla Model Y 4
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
BMW i3 REx 1
E-Bus 1
EV Conversion 1
Energica Eva 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Lucid Air 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
Zero Motorcycle 1
29 Models 67

Registered attendees report 2,781,888 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
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EVHybridNoire logo
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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