National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Monterey, CA
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon-3pm
Location: Del Monte Shopping Center
1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

This was our first event hosted in the City of Monterey after four years in Santa Cruz County. We provided test drives (including electric bikes, an electric vehicle display, and hosted one of the largest displays of mini-replica solar electric cars built by students.

photo by: Emily Gomez

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Event Description


The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance and Ecology Action will be hosting Drive Electric Day Monterey Bay! We are excited to provide a large electric vehicle display area featuring many of the most popular EVs on the market today. Many EV owners and local EV dealers will be on site to answer questions and talk with attendees about their knowledge and experience. In addition, the event will feature a Ride & Drive area where attendees will have the chance to drive various types of EVs. 

Special Event Highlight:
Join hundreds of Monterey County students who will attempt to set a World Record for the largest display of mini replica Solar-Electric cars handmade by students! If you would like to have your child participate by building one, contact Richard at richardtavener(at) 

For event questions or for more information, contact Emily at egomez(at) 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 38 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 2
Chevy Spark EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
6 Models 7

Registered attendees report 127,200 electric miles driven.

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