Greater Los Angeles area hosts seven National Drive Electric Week events

Greater Los Angeles area hosts seven National Drive Electric Week events

Posted 08/22/2015 in News by Steve

With more than 100 electric vehicles pre-registered to be on display and with 1000s of enthusiasts expected to attend, the Los Angeles National Drive Electric Week 2015 event is promising to be one of the largest gatherings of electric vehicles in the nation again this year. The free event is on Sunday, September 13, 2015 between 11 AM and 3 PM. The event will be held at the Exposition Park on the South Lawn behind the Natural History Museum, Bill Robertson Lane between Expo Blvd. and MLK, Los Angeles, CA 90037.

Test drive the latest plug-in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volkswagen.

Besides the test drives, this event will be the West Coast debut of the 200-mile all-electric Chevy Bolt Concept Car. 

A full roster of speakers are scheduled including: Mayor Eric Garcetti; Senator De Leo; Chris Paine, director of “who Killed the Electric Car” and “Revenge of the Electric Car”; Leilani Munter, carbon-free race car driver; and actress/activist Alexandra Paul.

The first 750 attendees will receive a souvenir t-shirt and the first 750 people to take a test drive/ride will receive a free meal from one of the food trucks at our event: Border Grill, Cool Haus, or The Green Truck.

Pre-register for your chance to win a Pedego Electric Bicycle valued at $3,000 (winner must be present to claim prize).

Event sponsors include:

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Adopt a Charger

Audi

BMW

Chevrolet

Fiat

Southern California Ford Dealers

KIA

Mercedes-Benz

Nissan

Volkswagen

Hollywood Electric Cycles

Clipper Creek

Pedego Electric Bicycles

Los Angeles Department of Transportation

PlugInCars.com

Plug Share

South Coast AQMD

Solar City

For information about displaying your vehicle or sponsoring the event, contact https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=334

The Greater LA area has 6 other events scheduled for the week.

Long Beach organizers expect more than 25 electric cars as well as electric buses, 18 wheelers, bicycles and motorcycles to be on display at their event scheduled from 9 AM to Noon on Saturday, September 12, at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805. This event is co-sponsored by Representative Alan Lowenthal, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Senator Ricardo Lara, Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson, as well as the Sierra Club, Tesla Club LA, OC Tesla Club, BYD, Southern California Association of Electric Vehicles, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, Audubon Society, Children’s Day, Pedego of Greater Long Beach, American Green Zone Alliance, Evergreene, Ameco Solar, many neighborhood associations, the Long Beach Coalition for a Safe Environment, and Long Beach Surfriders. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact the organizers at driveelectricweek.org 

The City of Torrance Event will begin at 9 AM behind Katy Geissert Main Library on 3301 Torrance Blvd,, Torrance, CA 90503, Saturday, September 12 and will run from 9 AM to 2 PM. The event kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony for new, public charging stations located behind the main library and throughout the City. Starting at 10 AM the EV expo will feature drive and rides by local EV dealers as well as display of electric vehicles by owners. In addition, there will be displays from various City Departments such as water conservation information from the Water Department and information about locations of EV chargers throughout the City. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact the organizers at driveelectricweek.org 

Diamond Bar will see an event featuring at least 20 electric vehicles ranging from the Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500e to Tesla Model S and Honda Fit EV. The event is happening on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from Noon to 4 PM at the 

South Coast Air Quality Management District at 21865 Copley Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact the organizers art driveelectricweek.org   

Woodland Hills organizers have their event scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM to Noon at the El Camino Real High School, 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Six-time Emmy Nominated Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. is scheduled to appear at the event. Other scheduled participants include: SolarCity who will have a booth providing information for leasing solar panels; Pedego electric bicycles will be avaliable for test rides; and Ford will have test drives in the Cmax, Fusion, and Focus. The organizers also expect 20+ electric vehicles to be on display by their owners. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact the organizers art driveelectricweek.org 

The organizers in Valencia are holding their event in conjunction with Food Truck Saturdays in the parking lot near Dick's Sporting Goods and Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, 26573 Carl Boyer Drive, Valencia, CA, from 5 PM to 7 PM on Saturday, September 12. There are typically 8-10 food trucks that show up each week. This event is scheduled to allow those interested in attending the large Los Angeles event in the morning plenty of time to join the gathering and enjoy the food trucks. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact event organizers at driveelectricweek.org 

Wrap up the weekend at the Goleta event on Sunday, September 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Goleta is just up the 101 from Santa Barbara. Presented by the Community Environmental Council since 2013, the event is being held at The Camino Real Marketplace at 7004 Market Pl Dr., Goleta, CA 93117. Camino Real Marketplace is home to the first publicly available DC fast charger in the City of Goleta. For information about displaying your vehicle or being a local sponsor, contact driveelectricweek.org 

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