Electric Vehicle Day

San Diego Gas & Electric is hosting San Diego’s largest Electric Vehicle Day on Saturday to enable local residents to test drive dozens of new vehicles on two tracks.

The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium at 9449 Friars Road.

Current EV owners are invited to tailgate, show off their cars and talk to potential new drivers about the benefits of switching from gasoline power.

The first 100 EV owners to attend also will receive free lunch. In addition, kids can drive mini electric cars on a safety course hosted by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation.

San Diego currently has nearly 22,000 EVs on its roads and will soon be home to 3,500 more charging stations.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Energy and Cleantech San Diego.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.