Previous Events

Monterey Bay Area Electric Vehicle Events

  • Electric Vehicle Charging: Everything You Need to Know

    August 6, 2020 - August 6, 2020

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Electric vehicle (EV) charging is easier than you might think once you know the basics. Our FREE 1-hour webinar helps gain the confidence to make your next car electric. We learned about: Charging differences: Level 1, 2 DC Fast How far can you go on a charge How to ensure you’re always charged up Where…

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  • Electric Vehicles 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions

    May 13, 2020 - May 13, 2020

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Your Cozy Home – Join Online,

    We learned about: Differences between all electric and plug-in hybrids Battery range, charging speeds, and why charging can be easier than pumping gas Financial incentives and how rebates stack up What it’s like to transition from a gas powered car to an electric car Buying used, new and leasing We heard from EV Advocate, Michael…

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  • Drive Electric Earth Day: A Tribute to Electric Vehicles (Virtual Event)

    April 22, 2020 - April 22, 2020

    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    https://driveelectricearthday.org/

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  • Earth Day – Postponed until further notice. Thanks.

    April 18, 2020 - April 18, 2020

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event bringing our community together to promote environmental stewardship, healthy living, and sustainability. Together with local businesses, schools, and community organizations, we engage our citizens through education, hands on learning, inspirational activities, and place a special emphasis on youth participation. We strive to celebrate the importance of protecting…

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  • What's on the Horizon for EV's

    March 12, 2020 - March 12, 2020

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    An Evening with EV Advocates:  What’s on the Horizon When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:00-7:30 pm Where: Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St., Santa Cruz For more info and to RSVP: sdelk@ecoact.org EV Advocate Panel: Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, City of Santa Cruz Climate Sustainability Manager Dan Bertoldi, Energy Program Manager, Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) David…

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  • Electric Vehicles Demystified Workshop

    November 13, 2019 - November 13, 2019

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    Come hear from a panel of local EV drivers about everything you need to know to “Go EV” We Learned About: Battery range and charging basics What’s the difference between all-electric and plug-in hybrid EV’s Leasing vs buying How to apply for a rebate Which model is right for you? Plus, heard from a new…

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  • Monterey Bay Community Power Festival

    September 21, 2019 - September 21, 2019

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Monterey Community Power Festival is a celebration of CLEAN ENERGY, COMMUNITY, and CLEAN AIR, presented in a family friendly, educational, festival setting. Join us on the Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey on Saturday, September 21st from 10am-4pm. https://www.mbcommunitypower.org/communitypowerfest/

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  • National Drive Electric Day

    September 14, 2019 - September 14, 2019

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Downtown Santa Cruz, Cooper Street, Santa Cruz

    THIS IS EVENT IS OVER.  2020 INFORMATION COMING SOON! The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance in partnership with Ecology Action and the local Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter will be hosting Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay on Saturday, September 14th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Downtown Santa Cruz: Pacific Ave. between Church…

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  • Get Plugged in…Huge Savings & FREE EV Test Drives

    June 22, 2019 - June 22, 2019

    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Date:  Saturday, June 22, 2019 Time:  8AM-1PM Location:  Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Up to 50% off now through July 31, 2019 on these outstanding brands:Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Volkswagen e-Golf Display, test drive cars onsite plus local electric vehicle owners, dealers on hand to answer all your electric vehicle…

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  • Earth Day Seaside

    April 28, 2019 - April 28, 2019

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Join us for Earth Day Seaside on April 28th from 1-4pm at Seaside City Hall Lawn and Parking Lot. This event features many booths and exhibitors, games, crafts, freebies, live music and more. General event details here. Ecology Action and MBEVA will also be organizing electric vehicle test drives in partnership with local dealerships as…

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  • Earth Day Santa Cruz

    April 20, 2019 - April 20, 2019

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Join us for Earth Day Santa Cruz! A family-friendly event hosted in San Lorenzo Park featuring over 100 exhibitor booths ranging from environmental non-profits to arts and crafts. There will be live music, kids activities, a climbing wall and our large electric vehicle display. MBEVA, Ecology Action and EAA Central Coast Chapter are organizing a…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting: Expanding EV Network

    February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA

    Save the date for our first Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance Quarterly meeting of 2019! We have an exciting line-up of speakers including Beth Trenchard from Monterey Bay Community Power who will be sharing updates on their new EV Incentive Program and plans for transportation electrification moving forward. Alan Romero and David Frisbey, from the…

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  • Salinas Valley Sustainability Fair & EV Test Drive Event

    January 19, 2019 - January 19, 2019

    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Salinas City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas

    The Monterey Bay Air Resources District and Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane present the Salinas Valley Sustainability Fair & EV Test Drive Event on Saturday, January 19th from 10am-3pm at Salinas City Hall. This event will showcase efforts in sustainability by showcasing local organizations working on environmental initiatives. Attendees will also have the chance to…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    November 7, 2018 - November 7, 2018

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    We hope you can join us for our last Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA) meeting of 2018! We have an exciting line-up of speakers to share updates on expanding fast charging networks, improved charging technology and future funding opportunities. This will be an exciting discussion on the future of electric vehicle expansion in our…

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  • National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay

    September 8, 2018 - September 8, 2018

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Cooper Street in Downtown Santa Cruz, 118 Cooper Street, Santa Cruz

    The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance, the Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter and Ecology Action are hosting National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay on Saturday September 8th from 1-4pm. Our event will be hosted in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz nearby many local restaurants and more. Event highlights include: Electric vehicle (EV)…

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Drive Electric Event: Private

    July 19, 2018 - July 19, 2018

    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Offices, 160 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove

    Ecology Action and the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance are working with the Monterey Bay Aquarium to host a Drive Electric Event on Thursday, July 19th from 11am-2pm for Aquarium employees and volunteers. This is a private event and not open to the public. The event will be hosted at the Aquarium offices at 160 Central…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    June 13, 2018 - June 13, 2018

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA

    We hope you will join us for our Quarterly MBEVA meeting on June 13th from 10am to Noon at Ecology Action in downtown Santa Cruz. Our theme is electric vehicle charging! We will be discussing: How to charge if you don’t have home charging including tips and resources Options for home charging units and solar…

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  • Aromas Electric Car Show

    May 30, 2018 - May 30, 2018

    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    A gathering of electric cars in downtown Aromas with live music, food and fun. Come see the cars – the Bolt, Volt, Leaf, Model S,  Model X – and learn about them from their owners. Take a test ride! There will also be live music by the Recurrents, and great Mexican food available from Marshall’s…

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  • Drive Electric Day: Downtown SC Employees

    May 3, 2018 - May 3, 2018

    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz

      The City of Santa Cruz, in partnership with Ecology Action and the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance, will be hosting a Drive Electric Event on Thursday May 3rd from 11am-2pm for all downtown Santa Cruz employees. The event will be hosted at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 307 Church Street and is FREE.…

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  • EV Display: Santa Cruz Earth Day

    April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, 95060, Santa Cruz

    Earth Day Santa Cruz is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. MBEVA, The Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter and Ecology Action are organizing an electric vehicle display area near the Water Street Bridge side of San…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    March 1, 2018 - March 1, 2018

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    Join us for the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance’s first quarterly meeting of 2018: * Hear from local sustainability managers * Test drive the new 2018 Nissan Leaf * Test ride popular electric bike models     Local sustainability managers from across the Monterey Bay Area will be discussing a number of critical topics including:…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    November 15, 2017 - November 15, 2017

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    We hope you will join us for our last MBEVA meeting of 2017! It’s an exciting time for the electric vehicle movement; auto makers are finally stepping up and putting more models on the market, giving consumers a lot of great choices. Local dealerships will bring some of the newest cars to our meeting so…

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  • National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay

    September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017

    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    MBEVA in partnership with Ecology Action and the Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter 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…

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  • Sand City West End Celebration

    August 25, 2017 - August 27, 2017

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Sand City will be hosting their 16th Annual West End Celebration Friday August 25th through Sunday August 27th. Saturday (8/26) and Sunday (8/27) will feature a display of plug-in electric vehicles by owners as part of their ‘Green Scene‘. Organized by MBEVA and the Electric Auto Association – Central Coast. Stop by and talk to…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    June 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    IBEW Local 234 Conference Room, 10300 Merritt Street, Castroville

    Date and time:  Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (9:30-9:55: Ford plug-in EV on display before meeting – tentative: also a Honda plug-in EV) Location:  IBEW Local 234 Conference Room, 10300 Merritt St., Castroville, just east of Highway 1, park behind building. We hope you will join us for our 2nd…

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  • Earth Day Santa Cruz: EV Display & Test Drives

    April 22, 2017 - April 22, 2017

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, 95060, Santa Cruz

    Earth Day Santa Cruz is an exciting community event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. With over 5,000 community members in attendance, it’s truly one of the region’s premiere environmental events of the year. The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance in…

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  • Electric Auto Association Central Coast Meeting

    March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos

     The Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter will be hosting this meeting. Join them to see the new 238-mile range Chevy Bolt EV.  Joaquin Saldana, Chevrolet of Watsonville, will present information about the new Bolt EV and provide test drives. Bolt owners and their EVs will be on hand to share their first–hand experiences.  Also, Robert Vieira will present…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    March 2, 2017 - March 2, 2017

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    We hope you will join us for our first quarterly meeting of 2017! There’s lots of exciting movement within the EV world and also some potential barriers coming with the new administration. We hope to cover the good and potential obstacles at this meeting. Our agenda is as follows: 10am-10:15: Arrive, mingle, refreshments & introductions…

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  • See STELLA the Solar Car – Great Family Activity!

    January 8, 2017 - January 9, 2017

    8:30 pm - 10:30 am

    Laguna Seca Raceway, 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas

    This is a very special opportunity for California students and parents to experience firsthand this amazing technology of the future and meet the college students who designed, built and raced STELLA to twice-win the World Solar Car Challenge. Event highlights include: STELLA will be the official pace car for the Lucky Dog Racing endurance race…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    November 16, 2016 - November 16, 2016

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar Street, Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    We’ve got a great line-up in store for you as part of our last MBEVA meeting of the year! We hope you will join us to learn about important EV updates for our region and to help us ensure our work continues to be effective and impactful in 2017. Meeting Agenda:  9:45-10 am: Light refreshments…

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  • Monterey Bay EV Summit & Test Drive

    October 24, 2016 - October 24, 2016

    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Salinas City Hall Rotunda, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas

    The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance and Salinas City Councilman Steve McShane have organized a EV Test Drive and Community Meeting at Salinas City Hall to better acquaint the public with exciting advancements in EV transportation alternatives. This unique meeting will include test drives and provide the opportunity to engage discussion and allow for Q&A.…

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  • National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay

    September 17, 2016 - September 17, 2016

    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey

    Save the date for National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay! With over 180 events happening across the country as part of National Drive Electric Week, you won’t want to miss our premiere event for Monterey Bay residents. This year marks our first year of hosting the event in the City of Monterey. Special Event…

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  • Connected & Charged Symposium

    May 25, 2016 - May 25, 2016

    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    SAP, 3410 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto

    The Connected & Charged Symposium is the region’s signature business and civic leadership forum on the latest challenges and strategies for new technologies and solutions in connected transportation, mobility and electrification. Now in its sixth year, the Symposium has established itself as the premiere event of its kind in the region, providing a content rich forum for…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    May 19, 2016 - May 19, 2016

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St Suite 240, Santa Cruz

    Save the date for our upcoming Spring MBEVA quarterly meeting! We have an exciting line-up in store for you, especially if you are a commercial property owner interested in installing EV charging stations. The meeting will include: A panel discussion  on the latest technological developments, steps, and obstacles encountered when installing EV charging stations on commercial…

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  • Earth Day Santa Cruz: EV Showcase

    April 16, 2016 - April 16, 2016

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, 95060, Santa Cruz

    Join us for Earth Day Santa Cruz, an exciting annual event offering educational information, activities for kids including an arts and crafts tent, live music and a focus on green businesses. It is a day to celebrate our natural resources and to network with the community for profit and nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies…

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  • Free EV & Alternative Fuels Workshop

    March 19, 2016 - March 19, 2016

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Dunne Park Clubhouse, 600 West St, Hollister

    Ecology Action and Plug In America will be hosting a free workshop for local residents interested in learning more about electric vehicles and other types of alternative fuel options such as biofuels and fuel cell. Join us to learn about the benefits, savings and trends of driving cleaner! Whether you’re in the market to purchase…

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  • CSUMB's Focus On Solar 2016

    February 29, 2016 - February 29, 2016

    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    California State University Monterey Bay, 5108 Fourth St, Marina

    Learn about solar options available to residents, the jobs created by the solar industry and their accessibility across all income levels! Cal State Monterey Bay will be hosting this event entitled ‘Focus (on Solar) 2016’ featuring the top solar companies in our Monterey Bay region including Allterra Solar, Applied Solar Energy, Solar City and Western…

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  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting: First of 2016!

    February 10, 2016 - February 10, 2016

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 10300 Merritt St, Castroville

    Greetings and Happy New Year! Our first meeting of 2016 will be: Date:  Wednesday, February 10th Time: 10 am – noon Location: MBEVA’s Castroville meeting location, 10300 Merritt Street, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ office. Come and learn about an exciting new program being launched by our local Air District which involves EV rebates…

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  • EAACCC- First Meeting of 2016

    January 26, 2016 - January 26, 2016

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Santa Cruz Community Foundation, 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos

    The Electric Auto Association Central Coast Chapter (EAACCC) will be hosting their first meeting on 2016 which will feature the much anticipated honor of having the latest addition to Ken and Gabrielle Adelman’s electric vehicle fleet, the new Tesla X. Come check it out and bring your questions and your sense of wonder. There will…

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  • Exploring Your Horizons – STEM Career Fair

    November 21, 2015 - November 21, 2015

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave, Salinas

    This will be a fun event hosted by Lyceum of Monterey County entitled ‘Exploring Your Horizons – STEM Career Fair – Girls’ gateway to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.’ MBEVA will host an information table on automotive careers and display a Tesla S electric vehicle with owner. The event will be located at Hartnell College…

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  • MBEVA General Meeting

    October 29, 2015 - October 29, 2015

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA

    We’ve got lots in store for you at our final meeting in 2015 from solar charging, solar electric trains, and much more! Topics to be covered include: Car port solar charging: A Hollister company will be discussing how to solar charge your car in a car port designed with solar panels, called Starport. Solar, electric…

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  • Alternative Fuels Workshop – Monterey County

    October 28, 2015 - October 28, 2015

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Hilltop Community Center, 871 Jessie Street, Monterey

    Ecology Action, Plug In America and the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance will be hosting an informative workshop for Monterey residents to learn about electric vehicles and other types of alternative fuel vehicles including biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and fuel cell. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the options available…

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  • Electric Auto Assoc. Public Charging Information Meeting

    October 24, 2015 - October 24, 2015

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 7807 Soquel Drive, Aptos

    Please join the Electric Auto Association of the Central Coast to learn about Volta’s successful FREE Public Electric Vehicle Charging business model to see what we can get going in our area and their Electric Vehicle Car Sharing Program. See details below. Both of these programs would add great contributions to the RTC’s long range emissions reductions…

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  • ChargeAcross Town EV Event

    October 6, 2015 - October 6, 2015

    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Check out this fun event at the Old Monterey Farmers Market at Alvarado Street (between Del Monte and Pearl) in Monterey. There will be an electric vehicle exhibit, ride and drive opportunities and information on EV charging solutions. For more information visit their website.

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  • National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay

    September 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola

    MBEVA and the Electric Auto Association – Central Coast Chapter will be hosting National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay at on Sunday, September 20th from Noon-4pm. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Capitola Mall at 1855 41st Ave. Visit our Events Page for more event details including event highlights and a list…

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  • MBEVA General Meeting

    August 27, 2015 - August 27, 2015

    10:00 am - 12:00 am

    Ecology Action, 877 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA

    We hope you will join us for our MBEVA quarterly meeting to be hosted at Ecology Action. We have a jam-packed agenda including: A viewing of the new Powerwall video. SolarCity is incorporating the new Tesla Battery to create residential solar battery back-up. This back-up battery can offer 60% system cost reductions and results in greater savings for…

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  • Sand City West End Celebration

    August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015

    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    Sand City’s West End Celebration is a must see! From live music, art, food vendors and more. MBEVA and partners will be hosting an electric vehicle display area as part of the event’s ‘Green Scene’. The West End Celebration is Friday August 21st through Sunday August 23rd but the electric vehicle display will be taking place…

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  • The Little Car Show

    August 12, 2015 - August 12, 2015

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Pacific Grove

    Marina Motorsports is hosting their 6th Annual ‘Little Car Show’ featuring a variety of vehicles including Japanese vehicles, micro, mini and arcane vehicles as well as all electric vehicles. MBEVA will be organizing a handful of all electric vehicles for display so come on down and talk with the owners to learn about their experiences.…

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We offer workshops and webinars to help businesses and employees identify cleaner vehicle options that fit their needs. Our workshops and webinars provide the latest information about cleaner vehicles, their performance, charging, and financial benefits. We also provide key information that can help people access more than $10,000 in rebates and incentives for electric vehicles that are currently available. See our Resources page for more details.