National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Benicia, CA
Sep 15, 2016

Day: Thursday, September 15, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4 to 8
Location: Farmers Market on First Street (South End of First Street)
360 First Street
Benicia, CA 94510-2524
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

We were in a Farmers Market and had a steady stream of people asking questions and looking at the vehicles. We could not give test drives because of our location. However, we were able to expose new people to electric vehicles. There were also several divers outside of the market who were able to talk to each other and there was an electric pedicab giving rides. The local newspaper, the Benicia Herald, also ran a front page article about the event and about driving electric.

Event Description


 Electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will be at the Benicia Farmers Market to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars on Thursday, September 15.  The event is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.

 Several cars and drivers will be at the Framers Market to showcase their cars and share their enthusiasm for driving electric.  They will answer questions based on their real life driving experiences.  Several cars will be available to look at and check out.

There will also be a showing of "Who Killed the Electric Car?"  at the Benicia Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Model S 1
3 Models 8

Registered attendees report 188,000 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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