National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
San Diego, CA
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Qualcomm Stadium
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

SDG&E’s fourth annual Electric Vehicle Day saw the largest gathering of electric cars in the San Diego region’s history with 1,100 people attending and 792 test drives in the latest electric drive transportation technology. More than 165 local electric vehicle drivers had the opportunity to bring their own cars to the event, put them on display, and network with fellow residents interested in driving the cars. SDG&E hosted the event as part of National Drive Electric Week and along with Center for Sustainable Energy, Cleantech San Diego, Plug-in America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, and provided information on Power Your Drive, electric vehicle rates, incentives and charging.

Event Description


Electric Vehicle Day - San Diego
A National Drive Electric Week Event

Now Located at Qualcomm Stadium


Experience the excitement of driving electric at this one-day opportunity to see why so many San Diego residents are making the switch to electric vehicles. With a range of EVs on the road, there is an electric car for every lifestyle.

Bring the family! Kids will love driving mini-electric cars on the Safe City course, presented by the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation.

Already own an EV? Come put your car on display and talk to attendees about why you love driving electric. This is the ideal event to meet with other local EV drivers, and the first 100 EV owners to arrive will receive a free food voucher!

Electric Vehicle Day will also feature a test ride route for electric bicycles, exhibitors, fun activities for the kids, a DJ, and some of the best food trucks in San Diego!

Over 30 electric vehicle makes and models will be available for test drives
  • The first 100 attendees to take a test drive will receive a free food voucher!

Displays and demonstrations

  • See how easy it is to charge an EV at home and at public stations
  • Learn about SDG&E’s new EV charging station program for apartments, condos, and workplaces
  • Get info on state and federal EV incentives
  • Talk to EV owners who have made the switch
  • Find out why San Diego is adopting EVs at such a high rate
  • Learn about solar power and home energy efficiency

Get more details by reading our Frequently Asked Questions



Registered Attendees

There are currently 1122 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 45
Chevrolet Volt 20
Tesla Model S 20
Chevy Spark EV 12
Fiat 500e 11
BMW i3 REx 7
BMW i3 6
Tesla Model X 5
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 5
EV Conversion 4
Ford Fusion Energi 4
Kia Soul EV 4
Ford C-MAX Energi 3
Volkswagen e-Golf 3
Ford Focus Electric 2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Think City 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
24 Models 165

Registered attendees report 2,639,793 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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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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