National Drive Electric Week
Richmond National Drive Electric Vehicle and eBike Event
Sep 28, 2023
|Day:||Thursday, September 28, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT|
|Location:||Richmond Civic Center
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Event ReportThe city of Richmond California has just wrapped up the 9th Annual NDEW event. The event was co-sponsored with Cool the Earth/ Ride and Drive Clean and Marin Clean Energy. Annika Osborn, from Cool the Earth demonstrated vehicle 2 grid charging technology by using her Volkswagen ID 4 to cook delicious popcorn for the event attendees.
There were several special highlights to note this year. Richmond announced receiving an additional CARB Clean Mobilities Option Voucher Program award to expand the Richmond Moves on demand electric shuttle service area. In collaboration with the Richmond Community Foundation and California Clean Initiatives funds, Lightning Motors displayed the electric van model that the Rtransit paratransit program will use to replace the gas fleet vehicles, and Richmond deployed a new Beam for All Solar EV Charging Arc and Miocar car share vehicle within the Parchester Community.
Several local organizations were in attendance: the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, 511 Contra Costa, Richmond – San Rafael Bridge Commute Program, the Richmond Community Foundation, Rad Power Bikes, SparkPoint Contra Costa West, Moxion Power, Electric Fish and the Richmond Employment and Development Volunteers.
Also on hand were half a dozen models of Rad Power electric bikes, and a private owner displayed his electric scooter.
Every year we are fortunate to have members from the local Electric Automobile Association and private vehicle owners who share their experience and encourage vehicle ownership. This year, Assistant Fire Chief Chris Bachman from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District displayed one of their Rivian fleet trucks. Richmond Councilmember Cesar Zepeda was very impressed with the vehicle and will be supporting similar vehicle acquisitions for the Richmond Fire fleet. Lastly, Bing Gu from California- Sunlight brought his Tesla and demonstrated portable solar charging.
A special thank you goes out to all who participated. We will see you next year!
photo by: Lou at email@example.com
Photo 1 - Richmond NDEW Photo 2- Vehicle 2 Grid Charging Demonstration
There are currently 101 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||4|
|Tesla Model Y||3|
|Ford Fusion Energi||2|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||1|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 1,129,939 electric miles driven.