National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Diamond Bar, CA
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: The South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 Copley Dr
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Joel Levine, PIA president made opening remarks, Linda Nicholes, one of Pia Founders, had Pia booth and drew winning prize numbers, including a donated new electric lawn mower. Hosted by South Coast air Quality Management District. Sierra club booth, EAA booth, Food Trucks, Conversions, Production EVs ,and Tesla Corp test Drives. Forum with Lisa Marisola of South Coast Air Quality Management District and Wally Rippel, of JPL,
EV1, etc. and 1st transcontinental Ev race winner (1968). EV parade, 2 sets of high school volunteers who test rode in EVs and in the EV parade.

Event Description


Is driving your way to Fun, Clean, Green, and Cost Saving Transportation.

Hosted by The South Coast Air Quality Management District
at their tree-lined, easy accessed and charger filled Headquarters.
21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Forum speakers include

Lisa Mirisola, STA Program Supervisor, SCAQMD

Wally Rippel, 1st national EV race winner

Wally Rippel will speak at the Drive Electric Week event on where we started where we are going with Electric Vehicles . He will also discuss the first national cross country EV race where his team from Cal Tech  finished first in the competition with  MIT. Wally worked with Batteries and induction motor drives while with JPl, was involved with the Helios Airplane and EVs at AeroEnvironment, Co founded AC Propulsion

Please check for site info and directions. Please check our web site:
Take the Grand Ave exit where the 60 and 57 freeways meet, to the beautiful AQMD headquarters at 21865 Copley Dr, 91765

Join us Saturday afternoon from 12 noon to 4:00 pm for ride and drives, booths, presentations, awards, Food Trucks (serving as early as 11:00), EV parade, and much more fun.

Please register today, and consider being a  volunteer. Share and post our flyer.
Registration is requested but not required, join us as soon as you can.
Visit our Web site at, you can join us for our monthly meeting
October 17, (3 rd Sat. of the month) 10 am at the SCAQMD

Registered Attendees

There are currently 180 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 22
Fiat 500e 4
Honda Fit EV 3
Tesla Model S 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
EV Conversion 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
BMW i3 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
VIA Motors 1
17 Models 51

Registered attendees report 911,092 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
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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