National Drive Electric Week (NDEW or “endew” for short), to be held September 25 through October 3 this year, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. There are outdoor and virtual EVents planned across the country including Davis, Folsom, Napa, and Placerville. See the listing at bottom for national level events.

The Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA), Cool Davis, SacEV, and the City of Davis invite you to participate in our local NDEW event! We have hosted wildly successful events in the past, including EVs@theMarket, with large in-person gatherings and dealer Ride and Drives. This year we are hosting a simpler event under the Davis Central Park Farmer’s Market Pavilion to include 7 to 15 different owners and their electric vehicles for a Show & Tell style car show for our EV-curious neighbors.

  • What: EVs@thePavilion (NDEW 2021)
  • Date: October 3rd, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Davis Central Park Farmer’s Market Pavilion at 301 C St. Davis CA

The Show & Tell will likely feature the following vehicles (newsflash: updated list below!):

  • VW ID.4
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Chevrolet Volt plugin hybrid
  • Kia Niro plugin hybrid
  • Zero DS electric motorcycle
We invite the Davis community to join us to learn about the newest EVs on the market, how far they go, and what our volunteers love most about their cars. Get your questions answered and more at our expert tables where the following topics will be addressed:
  • Charging around town, regionally and long distances
  • Buying a used vehicle
  • Driving on Sunshine: the advantages of EV/PV 
  • Finding an EV that’s right for you
  • All about incentives and rebates!

eBikes, too!

The Bike Campaign, a Cool Davis Coalition partner, will also be bringing to the event 2 to 3 electric bicycles from their collaborators, the “Ride1Up!” company, as well as a “Chat” electric assist trishaw from Holland as part of the campaign’s new Cycling Without Age program.

Want to learn more?

Watch these cool videos and visit our Cool Davis Ride Electric camapaign page:

This is planned as a COVID-safe event with all volunteers and attendees pledged to wear masks and practice safe-distancing to protect everyone. For more information, email National Drive Electric Week is presented nationally by Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, the Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire, and sponsored by Nissan, Electrify America, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Regional Events


For National Drive Electric Week, SacEV and the California Auto Museum will host a two-part event. The first part will be an outdoor NDEW EV Showcase and informational event, and the second part will be the general SacEV meeting for EV owners and the EV curious.

  • What: EV Showcase and Members Meeting
  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • Location: California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento
  • EV Showcase: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • SacEV Members Meeting: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

We need EV owners to display their vehicles and share their family EV experiences. If you would like to join the showcase, please contact George Parrott at The EV Showcase will be a COVID-safe event, with all volunteers and attendees pledged to wear masks and practice safe distancing.

Virtual Test Drive EVent put on by SMUD and Plug In America

Learn more about EVs including available purchase incentives to help lower the cost, charging options, and how to find the right model for you. The event will also include live EV experts, EV trivia, and the opportunity to win one of 10 $50 dollar Amazon gift cards!  Saturday, Oct 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   See details and register here.

Other regional events

Lets keep a focus on climate justice as we accelerate EV adoption.  SacEV will have a table at the Climate Justice Festival to share information about EVs and EV infrastructure. Join SacEV on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next to the Oak Park Farmers Market at the corner of 35th Street and 5th Avenue in McClatchy Park. If you’d like to donate to the festival, use this PayPal link or send a check to Sacramento Climate Coalition at 3135 43rd Street, Sacramento, CA 9817.  You can also “like” and share on Facebook.


Placerville’s event will start with an EV parade from the Grocery Outlet parking lot on Broadway in Placerville, down Broadway to Main through downtown, and ending at the Target on Missouri Flat. EV owners will be on hand to give test drives in their vehicles and to answer questions.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 3
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information or to register your EV, please visit the Placerville NDEW site.

All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events.  Please see information about how to maximize your mask protection. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

National Virtual Events

Everyone is welcome to register for national virtual online events too, including:
Check out and join the events via the National Drive Electric Week website.  Note that more are being added daily, so check back often.