San Francisco Hosts Electric Vehicle Expo

All sorts of festivities, including test rides, are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.


A note to electric vehicle owners in Marin: Charge Across Town is driving San Francisco forward to becoming the most EV friendly city in America with EV Week, featuring public test drive & rides, an EV expo and evening party launches of the latest electric vehicles to hit the U.S. market, including the first all-electric SUV from Toyota.

EV Week includes:

  • The latest luxury, practical and off-road electric vehicles on Justin Herman Plaza.
  • S.F. Mayor Ed Lee leading an EV caravan to the launch event where he proclaims EV Week with a call to “Start Your Engines” to a simultaneous silent hum of EVs.
  • Former S.F. Mayor Willie Brown Jr. checking out the latest electric vehicles.
  • Interactive exhibits from PG&E, Toyota, Nissan, City Car Share and others.
  • General public test drive & ride EVs on the Embarcadero.

Here is the schedule:

11 a.m. Monday: Launch event featuring Mayor Ed Lee and former Mayor Willie Brown Jr. at Justin Herman Plaza

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday: EV EXPO featuring educational and interactive exhibits from electric vehicle producers, solar energy developer SunPower, PG&E and others at Justin Herman Plaza.

5:30 p.m. Monday: Evening reception at San Francisco Toyota to celebrate the launch of the Rav4 Electric, the first all-electric SUV.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday: Test drive & rides on the Embarcadero for the public to try out the newest models of the Toyota Rav4 Electric, Nissan Leaf, the BMW Active E and others.

5:30 p.m. Tuesday: PG&E Pacific Energy Center: Is Your Business EV Ready? Reception for EV Week VIPs and sponsors, city officials, and local business leaders.

For more details, click here.


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Darren Overby September 18, 2012 at 02:52 PM
And, don't forget National Plug-In Day is this Sunday. The Marin event happens at the Marin Civic Center across from the Farmers Market from 10am - 2pm. According to the website, see electric vehicles including Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i, Ford Focus Electric, Tesla, BMW ActiveE, Fisker Karma, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius, VIa trucks, and other plug in cars. Test drives will be available. Plus my 11 year old RAV4-EV will be there with original drivetrain and batteries.


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