National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Downtown Santa Cruz, Cooper St Between Pacific Ave and Front St
113 Cooper St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

We hosted our local event in downtown Santa Cruz for the first time. We estimated about 800 people who came through including some of our elected officials. The event featured 20 electric vehicles with many on display and several available for test drives. We also partnered with several local bike shops to offer electric bike test rides. We had 20 electric bikes of all different types and had over 45 e-bike test rides. We had many booth partners who provided community members with information and resources including from local solar companies (one of which brought a solar array and we were able to plug in one of our EVs on display to demonstrate charging), our local Air District, the City of Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Community Power and more.

photo by: Ecology Action
General community members (not sure of names). In foreground there is a Tesla Model X

More photos from this event.

Event Description


We are excited to be hosting our National Drive Electric Day event in downtown Santa Cruz for the first time! Cooper Street between Pacific Avenue and Front Street will be closed to traffic and we will have a number of the most popular electric vehicles on display. Join us to view these vehicles up close and talk with owners and EV experts. In addition, we will be offering test drives and will also have electric bike test rides. 

The event will also feature information booths where you can talk with local solar companies who have experience in installing home charging stations, gather educational resources from our Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance/Electric Auto Association booth and more. 

Our event will be next to the new Abbott Square Marketplace which just opened and features a number of restaurants which we hope you will take advantage of while at our event. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 38 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
BMW i3 REx 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
9 Models 16

Registered attendees report 427,140 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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