Events

Monterey Bay Area Electric Vehicle Events

  • Aromas Electric Car Show

    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 Market.

    If you are an EV owner and interested in displaying your vehicle, or if you are interested in attending and would like more information, please contact wiliamhowardsmith1911(at)gmail.com.

    This event is sponsored by APAL, Marshall’s Market, and the Central Coast Chapter of the Electric Auto Association.

    Find out more info.
  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    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 connection
    • Infrastructure plans for the Monterey Bay region for additional public charging units
    • And more!

    Stay tuned for additional details. For more information or questions contact Emily Gomez at egomez(at)ecoact.org.

    Find out more info.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Drive Electric Event: Private

    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 Ave and is FREE. Test drive sign-ups will be first-come, first-serve on event day. Event highlights include:

    • Test drive the most popular electric vehicles on the market today. Stay tuned for confirmation of EVs that will be available.
    • Various electric bike models will also be available for test rides. Remember to bring your helmet!
    • Talk with EV owners and experts about their experiences with driving electric.
    • Talk with local dealerships about their current lease options and purchase deals.
    • Learn about the benefits, incentives, savings and trends of e-mobility including federal, state and local rebates.

    Head on over on your lunch break, bring a friend and coworker, and check out the many affordable alternatives to gas guzzling vehicles. For more information, please contact Emily Gomez, Ecology Action, (831) 515-1328 or egomez(at)ecoact.org.

    Find out more info.
  • National Drive Electric Day – Monterey Bay

    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) display which will include the most popular electric vehicles on the market today including the new Chevy Bolt, the 2018 Nissan Leaf, Tesla and more!
    • EV test drives (stay tuned for details on what vehicles will be available to drive!).
    • Various electric bike models will also be available for test rides.
    • Talk with EV owners and experts about their experiences with driving electric.
    • Talk with local solar experts about how to install home charging units and connect new or existing solar panels.
    • Learn about the benefits, incentives, savings and trends of e-mobility including federal, state and local rebates.

    Find out more info.
  • MBEVA Quarterly Meeting

    November 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Save the date for our last MBEVA Quarterly meeting of 2018. Meeting details to come.

    Find out more info.