San Diegans can test drive nearly 20 of the latest EV models at the free Electric Vehicle Day on Saturday.
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Our city is already one of the hottest markets for electric vehicles, with more than 18,000 on the road here.
“Electric vehicles have become a key part of San Diego culture and are important to the future of our region to help reach statewide clean air goals,” said James P. Avery, San Diego Gas & Electric‘s chief development officer. “Anyone who is curious about plug-in vehicles is welcome to join us at Electric Vehicle Day.”
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Liberty Station, 2401 Truxtun Road in Pt. Loma.
Among the vehicles scheduled to be available to drive are:
- BMW i3
- Cadillac ELR
- Chevy Spark EV
- Chevy Volt
- Fiat 500e
- Ford C-Max Energi
- Ford Focus Electric
- Ford Fusion Energi
- Kia Soul EV
- Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV
- Nissan LEAF
- MY15 smart fortwo electric drive
- Porsche Panamera Plug-in
- Tesla Model S
- Toyota Plug-in Prius
- Volkswagen e-Golf
The first 100 people to test drive an EV and the first 100 EV owners who attend with their vehicle will receive a portable phone charger. Attendees who take an EV for a test drive can enter to win an Apple Watch.
Sponsors include SDG&E, the Center for Sustainable Energy and Cleantech San Diego, and the event is made possible with support from participating exhibitors and local car dealers. SDG&E offers EV drivers a special low electricity rate when they program their cars to charge at night.
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