National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Santa Maria Downtown Friday
Santa Maria, CA
Sep 22, 2023

Day: Friday, September 22, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm PDT
Location: Town Center West Parking Lot
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Once again the community members of Santa Maria were allowed to examine a variety of Electric Vehicles and talk to their respective owner about the in's and out's of EV ownership. There was a steady stream of interested participants to pick up literature, spin the wheel for an EV prize. 
The festive mood of the event carried all through the early evening.
This event really hit's home with those will benefit from the environmental positives of driving an EV.
Our section of the event included educational booths from the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, Community Environmental Council and the Santa Barbara / Ventura chapters of the Sierra Club.


photo by: Kent Bullard, Sierra Club
Booth lineup, Santa Maria Town Square

Event Description


Come to the Santa Maria Downtown Friday event on September 22nd. In addition to the regular events which include the farmers market, live music, local foods, produce, and craft vendors on this day you also can experience the National Drive Electric Week EV Showcase. See the display of several electric vehicles, talk to the vehicle’s owners about the EV experience, and get informed about EV rebates and incentives, charging, and local resources. The showcase is a collaborative educational opportunity sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, the Santa Barbara Sierra Club, The Community Environmental Council and C5, the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition. On the ground support by members of the Santa Barbara EV Advocates.



Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
VinFast VF 8 1
6 Models 7

Registered attendees report 313,009 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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