A 2018 Nissan Leaf was on display.
A 2018 Nissan Leaf on display at a previous Electric Vehicle Day event. File photo by Chris Stone

The annual San Diego Electric Vehicle Day returns to Liberty Station on Saturday with free test drives, information about financing incentives, and children’s activities.

More than 30 vehicles from Tesla, Jaguar, Arcimoto, BMW, MINI, Chevrolet, Kia, Nissan, Hula Multimodal and other automakers will be available to inspect and drive.

The event, which is sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric, Cleantech San Diego and the Center for Sustainable Energy, is billed as the largest of its kind anywhere.

“The free event offers a great opportunity for the EV curious to test drive multiple cars in a no-hassle, no sales-pressure environment, where they can learn not just about the latest automotive technology, but also get questions answered,” said SDG&E.

San Diego County boasts 43,000 electric vehicles and 1,700 public charging stations, making it one of the leading areas for clean transportation. SDG&E recently introduced a new pricing plan that lets EV owners charge overnight for the energy equivalent of 75 cents per gallon of gasoline.

The electric vehicle day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. at Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road. Food trucks will be available, and the New Children’s Museum is staffing an activity tent for kids.

The event is free, but online registration is suggested.

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