National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Joel D Valdez Library (Downtown) Movie and Panel Discussion
Tucson, AZ
Sep 10, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12 noon - 3:30 pm
Location: Joel D Valdez Library (Downtown) Movie and Panel Discussion
101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Movie showing of "Revenge of the Electric Car" and a Panel Discussion on how to "Plug in Your Next Car."

photo by: Jerry Asher
1) Sheli Weis, Moderator and presenter of Owning and Operating an EV, 2) Ben Nead, Presenter of Purchasing an Ev, 3) Robert Bulechek, Presenter Environmental Impact of EV's, 4) Dave Gebert, Presenter of EV Conversions and 5) Colleen Crowninshield (not Pictured) Presenter of EV's in the City.

Event Description


Please NOTE: All events are static displays, there are no events for the public to display their own vehicles.

Tucson Takes Part in National Drive Electric Week with 3 Events

The Tucson Electric Vehicle Association and Tucson Clean Cities are celebrating the Fifth Annual National Drive Electric Week with multiple events to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars (EV’S) during the week of September 10-18.  See the history of the electric car while watching a movie in the air conditioned library and ask questions from a panel of presenters afterwards. Join us later in the evening at our booth at 2nd Saturdays to enjoy the street fair scene while getting up close and personal with EV’s and their drivers. You can also see a display of the most popular EV’s during a week-long event at the Tucson Mall including: Nissan Leaf, Tesla, BYD, and a Zero Motorcycle!


Movie Revenge of the Electric Car” Noon-1:30 Joel D. Valdez Library, downtown, followed by Panel Discussion “Plug in Your Next Car” 1:35 -3:30 pm., and later…

2nd Saturday’s downtown:  Booth and Electric Vehicle Display 7-10 pm.


Tucson Mall: Electric Vehicles on display and Presentation with Drawings for SWAG Saturday, September 17th noon - 2pm.

Tucson’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit:

For more information about Tucson’s Drive Electric Week, visit:

The Tucson Electric Vehicle Association is organizing the event. Tucson Clean Cities and PAG are local sponsors. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.

About the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA): TEVA is a local group of electric vehicle (EV) owners and enthusiasts who advocate for electric transportation in Southern Arizona. TEVA was founded in 1990 and is formed as a chapter of the Electric Auto Association. The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to 11 am at the University of Arizona Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., in one of the meeting rooms off of the cafeteria. Meetings are open to the public!  Go to the website to learn more about electric vehicles, email us a question and for details on upcoming events. Find us on Facebook.


About Tucson Clean Cities, a program of PAG: The Pima Association of Governments manages Tucson Clean Cities, a voluntary program of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition is made up of over 90 members, and works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation to guide them through the process necessary to establish the foundation for a viable alternative fuels market. The PAG region features more than 100 electric vehicle charging stations to support a growing base of electric-vehicle owners. and

About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. It developed the world’s largest, most dedicated network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers, many of whom have driven EVs for well over a decade. We drive electric. You can, too.

About the Sierra Cub: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states.  The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles initiative advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut oil consumption. Sierra Club is proud to have been one of the three national groups organizing National Drive Electric Week since its inception in 2011.

About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles.





Registered Attendees

There are currently 4 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
2 Models 2

Registered attendees report 9,923 electric miles driven.

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