National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Palo Alto, CA
Sep 13, 2015

Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1pm-4pm
314 Stanford Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Palo Alto's EV Extravaganza was a complete success with 125 participants, 33 EVs and 100 ride and drives given over 3 hours. Highlights included the number of new 1st time EV owners (EV obtained within the last 18 months) who wanted to share the joy of EV driving and all the benefits; participation by numbers of families (Mom, Dad, Kids, even a grandfather in tow) who showed up to test the various EVs; and the overall camaraderie of all the EV drivers!

It was also interesting to hear conversations like: "I've just got an EV and I'm going solar in the next 6 months" or "I've got solar and i'm going to get an EV in the next 6 months!" People recognizing that they can not only power their homes from solar power but also their cars!

photo by: Erin Tator, Plug In America
Sven Thesen, Demetrius Johnson, Jim Barbera, Michael Perry, Justis Fennell, and other happy EV Owners. Photo taken 30 minutes after the event formally ended. We do like to show off our EVs!

Event Description


Come experience the joy of driving electric and join in a celebration of electric vehicles!  Our carbon fighting, zero emission, silent, inexpensive, chariots of fire! 

For the uninitiated, take a test drive or two, get an "EV grin," meet real EV drivers and learn from their experiences. 

And for those with EVs, get your picture with the Nation's first (& only - so far) residential curb-side EV charger and help yourself to some free electrons and a cold drink while sharing your stories with other EV enthusiasts.  

And, rumor has it, we may have our Assemblymember Rich Gordon present for some words of encouragement and congratulations and, for the kids, a Shave Ice truck.

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Registered Attendees

There are currently 105 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 9
Tesla Model S 4
Fiat 500e 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
13 Models 26

Registered attendees report 442,550 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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