National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Ventura County EV Showcase
Ventura, CA
Oct 01, 2023

Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 pm PDT
Location: Ventura Harbor
1591 Spinnaker Drive
Main Lawn
Ventura, CA 93001
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

This year we returned with another outstanding event to the Ventura Harbor Village. The main lawn showcase held a display of an amazing variety of electric vehicles. In addition to the 54 SUVs, Auto and  Trucks displayed by their owners there were 3 motorcycles, 2 pizza delivery vehicles, a Ford E-Transit plumbing service vehicle, an all electric Bucket truck, 1956 classic boat with twin electric outboards, the first electric school bus in the county and a couple of vintage EV conversions. Off to the side there was a display of three lightweight camping trailers suitable for EV towing. Overall an impressive variety of 42 different electric options. Other EV's came to the event bringing their occupants who attended the event, but were in the general parking area. The cars were displayed by their owners who have years of EV ownership and have driven Ana aggregated 3,210,000 petroleum free miles. They were all EV advocates and there were many discussions about their EV experiences, installing solar and batteries, conservation and living with less impact and options to make a difference. enthusiastic and willing to discuss their experience and answer questions about owning and living with an EV.

To further participants knowledge about electric vehicles, charging options, rebates and electrical options, there were booths from community organizations and service providers ready to answer any questions. This was the 11th annual National Drive Electric Week Showcase in Ventura County. 




photo by: Seth Brandes
Group shot of 2023 NDEW Ventura Showcase participants, taken by Seth from the bucket truck.

Event Description

 

This year we will be returning with another outstanding event to the Ventura Harbor Village. Over on the main lawn you will find an amazing showcase of electric vehicles. There will be Cars, Vans, SUV’s, Trucks, Bikes and other electric equipment, even vintage EV conversions.  These cars are displayed by their owners who have years of EV ownership and have driven many petroleum free miles. They all are enthusiastic and willing to discuss their experience and answer your questions about owning and living with an EV.

If you own an EV, register with the RSVP button and bring your vehicle to the showcase, meet and mingle with members of our local EV community. Enjoy the opportunity to visit the Ventura Harbor Village for some excellent eats and opportunities for shopping, you might even stroll down to the Visitor Center of Channel Islands National Park and learn about the amazing resource just off our coast. (sorry, no chargers out there). 

This will be the 11th National Drive Electric Week Showcase in Ventura County. Last year’s event displayed 69 vehicles representing 31 models including an electric school bus. Combined EV mileage was just under 3 million miles. This year we anticipate having a greater diversity of vehicles, with more owners and experiences to share.

To further your knowledge about electric vehicles, charging options, rebates and electrical options, there will be booths from community organizations and service providers to answer your questions.

This event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara - Ventura Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Clean Power Alliance. On the ground organization provided by the EV Advocates of Ventura County.

Ventura Harbor Village. https://www.venturaharborvillage.com

Channel Islands National Park.  http://www.nps.gov/chis

Clean Power Alliance.  http://www.cleanpoweralliance.org

Santa Barbara - Ventura.  https://www.sierraclub.org/santa-barbara-ventura



Registered Attendees

There are currently 220 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 11
Tesla Model Y 8
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Kia EV6 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Hyundai Ioniq 5 4
Tesla Model S 4
EV Conversion 3
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
VinFast VF 8 3
BMW i4 2
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 2
Rivian R1T 2
BMW 530e 1
BMW iX 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
E-Bus 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Ford Transit Connect Electric 1
Genesis GV60 1
Hyundai Ioniq 6 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Lucid Air 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian R1S 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Subaru Solterra 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
37 Models 80
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 3,210,644 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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