If you missed out on our first community electric vehicle test drive event, don’t worry. National Drive Electric Week is coming up September 8-16th with more local test drive events:
Location: Franklin Templeton Investments
Location: Marketo 951 Mariner’s Island Blvd. San Mateo, CA 94404
Location: 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Peninsula Clean Energy is also sponsoring another community test drive event on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Redwood City at County Center (more details to follow).
With several models and makes to choose from, participants at the Facebook Festival were pleasantly surprised by the number of cars available, the smooth rides, and being able to demystify EVs and hybrids with experts directly from the dealerships.
Cars that were available to test drive and on display included:
- BMW of Mountain View – BMW i3, BMW 530e
- Tesla of Seaside – Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model S (on display)
- Audi of Palo Alto -three Audi etrons (2 for test drive, 1 on display)
- Boardwalk Nissan – two Nissan Leafs (1 on display)
- Boardwalk Chevrolet – Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt
In San Mateo County, each gasoline-powered car produces 7,185 lbs of CO2, which is 25 times more emissions than an electric vehicle powered by PCE’s ECOplus.
We asked another participant, Diana, if she had any preconceptions about what an EV was like. “To be honest, I didn’t have any preconceptions,” she responded. “I just knew that they were quiet. But I was really surprised of how well it drove. They were also definitely very quiet and there was a lot more room in there than I thought there would be.”
Electric vehicles have electric motors instead of internal combustion engines, so all the extra space from the motor lets you ride even more comfortably with the whole family!
More dates and test drive events will be announced soon, so subscribe to this blog to keep you updated!