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EVs@theMarket is back for the second year in a row! Market-goers can earn local gift certificates for test driving an electric vehicle with local dealers on site, including Hanlees Nissan and Chevy, University Honda, NIello BMW, and  possibly Tesla. Come learn about rebates and incentives.

Test Drive Electric Vehicles at Davis Farmers Market

National Drive Electric Week is back! To celebrate, Cool Davis and DEVA are partnering with SacEV (and many more) to host the second annual EVs@theMarket event adjacent to the Davis Farmers Market. Take a slight detour from your normal market route, and find out what driving electric is all about! (Check us out first, then bag your groceries later.)

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9am to 1pm

Where: 4th Street between C & D Streets (just east of Farmer’s Market)

Test drivers will earn gift certificates and will need to bring their driver's licenses. Workshops for the EV curious, ebike meetups and test drives, and more are purring at the starting line!

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EV Rebates and incentives

Buying or Leasing an Electric Vehicle? Get Money Back!

If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), don’t look at that sticker price just yet. Check out tax breaks and rebates first to capitalize on a sweet bit of cash back on your purchase (with some for leases, too).

There are three main financial incentives plus a fourth for UC Davis folks: federal, California state, and PG&E.

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rise for climate

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice March and Resource Fair in SF

This Saturday people from across the globe will rise together to demand climate leadership in advance of the Global Climate Summit to be held next week.

Four buses are scheduled to leave early Saturday from Sacramento, Woodland, and Davis.

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New "EV&Me" blog collaboration highlights experiences of electric vehicle owners and drivers 

Today, the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and Cool Davis launched “EV&Me,” a blog intended to answer the question: What is it like to actually drive an EV on a daily basis?

Read about Cathy Forkas and her 2016 Nissan Leaf!

Meet Executive Director for the UC Davis Policy Institute Austin Brown, owner of a shiny red Chevy Bolt!

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Tarah Brady: In her 4th year as a Community Regional Development student at UC Davis, on the Environmental Policy and Regional Planning track, Tarah Brady has been assisting with energy projects as an intern with Cool Davis for nearly two years, and recruiting more interns along the way.

Emily Estrada: Emily is a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Davis in Cultural Anthropology.

Sim Bun: Sim is a fourth year undergraduate student at UC Davis in the Public and Urban Policy program.


climate impacts


Regional report: Climate change threats, solutions for Sacramento Valley

Over the next few decades, climate change is expected to make the Sacramento region hotter, drier and increasingly prone to extremes like megadroughts, flooding and large wildfires. This is expected to strain the region’s infrastructure for water and energy transmission, agricultural systems, plants and wildlife, public health, housing, and quality of life for the growing region..


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