National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
EVs with Sustainable Home Tour
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm PDT
Location: 1955 Encina Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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The Electric Vehicle Assn of Central Coast CA invites you to join our 13th year of National Drive Electric Week. This exciting collaboration demonstrates not only what is possible but what is necessary for our energy transition, creating a whole sustainable lifestyle. We are KICKING GAS! 

** We will have some of the latest EV MODELS ON DISPLAY with their owners answering questions about their EV driving experiences and the many benefits of driving electric. Special guest will be the hot off the assembly line, Ford F-150 Lightening, that represents newest technology with bi-directional capacity. Come to learn about that too. Handouts will be available with information for helping with your decisions. 

** Our host family will share all of the sustainable upgrades that they have made to their home and yard on your own PERSONAL SUSTAINABLE HOME & YARD TOUR. You will see how their rooftop solar system supplies their whole home and transportation's energy needs. Latest energy saving electric heat pumps (not the old energy hog appliances), induction cook stove, beautiful recycled wood flooring, the yard tour described below, and more.  
** Information will be available from our electricity provider, Central Coast Community Energy, about REBATES that they provide to Electrify Your Ride, Electrify Your Home and other community programs. Their goal is 60% renewables by 2025, which we may have reached already, and 100% renewables by 2030! That means that by 2030 we will be driving on renewable sun, wind, geothermal and water! Way to KICK GAS! 

** Wife host, Beth Love who created the org, Eat for the Earth, will share information about best SUSTAINABLE EATING practices to lower our carbon footprints. She does workshops and is a master of creating delicious vegan recipes. Free recipes and taste sample will be available. 

** Love's Gardens is the business that the husband host has been leading the way in our community with latest sustainable landscaping practices for many years. He will share what they have already done on their new home, some works in progress like a whole home grey water and rain catchment systems, native plants and a planned organic food forest. He will have information about his upcoming hands-on workshop on creating your home grey water recycling system.

Please join us to see what is possible and having your questions answered. Be inspired to kick the fossil fuel habit in new ways and to move into your best sustainable lifestyle.  We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 23 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 3
Tesla Model 3 2
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge twin 1
10 Models 14

Registered attendees report 284,566 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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