National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay – September 9

Join us for National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay, coordinated in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in electric vehicles and highlight the benefits of driving electric.

Event Summary:

MBEVA will be hosting National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay on Saturday, September 9th from Noon-3pm. The event will take place in downtown Santa Cruz on Cooper Street next to the Museum of Art and History. We will have a large electric vehicle (EV) display area including a number of the most popular EVs on the market today. You’ll have a chance to talk with EV owners, experts and local dealers about their experiences with going electric. There will also be a test drive area hosted by Ecology Action for those interested in driving an EV! With over 180 Drive Electric Events taking place across the Country, you won’t want to miss our premiere Monterey Bay Area event!

Check out the national organizers website for National Drive Electric Week to see details on events across the country. For questions about our Monterey Bay event please contact Emily Gomez at (831) 515-1328 or egomez(at), or Molly Attolico at

Special Features Highlight:

We have a number of exciting event highlights this year including:

  • Electric vehicle display where you will have the chance to take a look at all types of EV models and talk with local dealers and EV owners about their experiences.
  • Test Drive area: Ecology Action will be hosting a test drive section to provide you with the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of the most popular electric vehicles on the market today! Take a drive or two or three, talk with local experts and dealers, and compare between models. Our list of available test drive vehicles will be posted shortly.
  • Test Drive e-bikes & scooters: Appropriate for kids and adults, ELV Motors will be bringing electric bikes and scooters for test rides.
  • Activities for the whole family: Join hundreds of Monterey County students who will attempt to set a World Record for the largest display of mini replica Solar-Electric cars hand-made by students! This opportunity is made possible by Fused, an after-school program to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Plug-In to the Future:

According to the EPA, motor vehicles are responsible for nearly half of the toxic air pollutant emissions in the U.S. and account for 75% of carbon monoxide emissions. In Santa Cruz County, 47% of greenhouse gases are contributed by transportation. Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), which require no gasoline and have no tailpipe emissions, provide one critical way to significantly decrease air pollution thereby helping us address one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: climate change. EVs also help to reduce our dependence on oil, create American jobs, and improve national security. For more information visit our Why Drive Clean page.

Plug-In to the future with us at National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay!

2016 Sponsors:

National Sponsors

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Super Sponsors

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Community Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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