National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
The Port of Hueneme Banana Festival
Port Hueneme, CA
Sep 30, 2023

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Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
Location: The Port of Hueneme
105 E Port Hueneme Road
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The Port of Hueneme hosted the 10th Banana Festival which this year included a small EV Showcase and Educational Booth provided by the EV Advocates of Ventura County. Our showcase of a Volt, Bolt and Lightning were supplemented by a Hertz EV rental w/ Polestar and Ionic 5 and the local Jaguar dealers I-Pace. Throughout the day there was a regular stream of attendees who stopped at our booth to gather informational materials, ask questions or to get schooled on the whole EV movement.

photo by: Lisa Mirisola
EV Advocated Vehicles and Booth at the Banana Festival

Event Description


Join hundreds from our community in celebrating The Port of Hueneme which is truly a diverse working port. This festival has many features including Port Tours, a Kids Zone, Live Bands, Tasty Eats (banana themed) and shopping fun. 


In addition, there will be an EV Showcase and Educational Booth provided by the Electric Vehicle Advocates of Ventura County. Interact with members of the group, some of whom have years of experience in owning and driving electric vehicles. This first-hand knowledge is provided to answer your questions and prepare you for EV ownership. Informational topics include available EV’s, rebates and incentives, charging at home, the workplace or while on the road. If you want to install an EV charger in your home, we can help to walk you through the process. Bring your questions, we have the answers… 


The port not only is a major banana transfer point, but it is also one of the top ten ports in the US for automobile imports and exports. Some of the vehicles brought through the port will also be on display and may include EV’s from BMW, Volvo, Jaguar, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Tesla, and Subaru.


The Port of Hueneme is a recognized leader in sustainable port operations and has been certified as a “Green Marine Certified since 2018. If you take the Port Tour you will observe the program use of electric cranes, forklifts, and yard tractors. There even is program to provide shore power to the cargo ships to have them shut down the engines while in port.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Arcimoto SRK 1
BMW i3 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model 3 1
VinFast VF 8 1
8 Models 9

Registered attendees report 551,677 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Drive Electric USA logo

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

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