Learn More About Electric Vehicles and Go For a Spin at Electrify America's "Discover and Drive Tour"

Electric Vehicle test drive
Noah Berger

Interested in Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)? Ever wanted to take a Tesla Model S out for a spin? Bay Area residents will have a chance to learn more and go for a (free!) test drive through the rest of this week thanks to Electrify America's "Discover and Drive" tour.

This Tuesday through Thursday (3/13 – 3/15) at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, and from Friday to Sunday (3/16 – 3/18) at the Great Mall in Milpitas, Electrify America invites participants to discover more about EV ownership, incentives and chargers and drive EVs such as the Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf, Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.

Event details including dates, times and locations are provided below. Registration is required – RSVP here.

San Francisco (3/13 – 3/15)
Stonestown Galleria, 3251 20th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

  • Tuesday, March 13 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

San Jose (3/16 – 3/18)
The Great Mall, 447 Great Mall Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035

  • Friday, March 16 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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From the Electrify America press release:

Participants will learn about ZEV vehicle technology, performance and cost of operation, as well as available incentives and charging infrastructure inside and outside the home. An all new 350kW DC fast charger from Electrify America that provides up to 20 miles of range per minute of charging – the fastest charging technology available today – also will be on display.

Admission is free and four of the events will be held in disadvantaged or low income communities....

Registration is required, and a valid driver’s license will be necessary for participants who want to get behind the wheel. Advanced registration for the events is available online at https://electrifyamerica.rsvp360.co.

The events are part of Electrify America’s initial $200 million investment in California to increase Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The company’s total investment will reach $800 million over the next ten years.

Supporting electric vehicle activities — including increased EV adoption rates through incentives to buy or lease, public test-drive events and expanding the network of charging stations — are a major goal of MTC's Climate Initiatives Program, which seeks to reduce the transportation sector's carbon footprint.

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