Test Drive The Latest EV Models at Electric Vehicle Day

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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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