National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Richmond National Drive Electric Vehicle and eBike Event
Richmond, CA
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
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The 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
Photo 1 - Richmond NDEW Photo 2- Vehicle 2 Grid Charging Demonstration

Event Description


Richmond National Drive Electric Event and eBike Share Relaunch.

Join us for our annual drive electric event and eBike share relaunch.  Attendees can learn about EV ownership, local electric mobility services and programs, and EV charging equipment.  Connect with financing and rebate program representatives, view several models of electric vehicles, landscape equipment, autonomous vehicles, and meet EV owners. 

All are welcomed to display their personal electric vehicles, eBikes, or other solar powered vehicles and/or equipment.  Register to attend and call Richmond Transportation for more information at (510) 621-1718.

Ride and Drive Clean will be there showcasing a variety of EVs and Ebikes as well as our Ask Me Anything EV  booth. We'll share information about EVs, charging, and incentives (standard and income qualifying). We'll have a bidirectional charging station to demonstrate using power from an EV battery to power up home appliances. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 101 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Tesla Model Y 3
EV Conversion 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Rivian R1T 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
19 Models 30

Registered attendees report 1,129,939 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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