|A message from Barry Rands, Event Coordinator|
|National Drive Electric Week has come to a close. Our on-line events that |
were part of Drive Electric Week SLO were viewed by many of you, but if
you missed them live, you can view the recordings here:
Have you tried an e-bike yet? SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon and others share
their experiences and benefits of biking electric.
Chevy Bolt Virtual Test Drive presented by Alfano Motorcars, available in
both English and Spanish.
EV Users Speak Out – a panel discussion of local EV users about the joys
and challenges of driving electric.
Policies, incentives, and technology to promote EV adoption
Electric Vehicles 101 – everything you need to know about driving electric
Virtual Test Drive Day – available in both English and Spanish
2020 Nissan Leaf
2020 Honda Clarity PHEV
2019 Kia Niro EV
2017 Chevy Volt
2019 Tesla Model S
2015 Nissan Leaf
We hope that you are yearning for more information! Below is a list of
online resources that will help make that exploration efficient and informative.
Plug In America EV Support Program
This is a great tool that offers one-on-one assistance with any and all of your EV related questions. The first call is free, and if you need follow-up information, it is only $4 per month for the service. BTW,
I used it and was talking to a live person immediately!
Plug In America PlugStar online EV shopping tool
Everything you need to know to drive electric. This link features the EV
shopping tool which makes recommendations based on your budget,
driving habits, and other information that you provide.
ClipperCreek EV Charging / Charging Station Safety
This PDF offers information about charging at home and charging safety,
but you need to go to Clipper Creek Charger Selector Tool to get a
recommendation based on your specific requirements.
Electrify America Normal Now
Many EV information sites are great at providing technical information
and specific details that may be overwhelming. Electrify America offers
specifics but with a twist that demystifies driving electric by helping us
understand how “normal” it can be.
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Overview of EV Incentives
This is a PDF overview of financial incentives for Californians, but even
better is their link: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/community/savings that allows you to zero in on incentives that are available in your zip code and for your income level.
Electric Drive 805
This bi-lingual site offers a variety of resources specific to residents of
Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
Finally, let me add that it wouldn’t have been possible to put this all
together without a grant from Plug In America and the cooperation of
the SLO County APCD, the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, the
Community Environmental Council, and the volunteer team in the
SLO Climate Coalition. Each of these organizations have programs geared
to help us drive cleaner and also make our households, businesses, and
communities greener and more resilient in a climate that is rapidly
changing our way of life. Follow their links to find out more.