EV Day

2019 San Diego Electric Vehicle Day: Region’s Largest EV Test Drive Event Featuring 30+ Plug-In Cars, Food Vendors, and Family-Friendly Activities 

Free Event at Liberty Station, Saturday, Sept. 14. will Feature Drawings for Twenty-five $1,000 Rebates for EVs

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2019 – The annual San Diego Electric Vehicle (EV) Day – the largest test drive event of its kind in the region featuring the latest models of plug-in electric cars plus family-friendly activities – will take place at Liberty Station on Saturday, September 14.

The FREE event offers a great opportunity for the EV curious to test drive multiple cars in a no-hassle, no sales pressure environment, where they can learn not just about the latest automotive technology, but also get questions answered on how to charge, where to charge, where chargers are getting built, and special electricity pricing plans for EV drivers.

By driving a plug-in EV and enrolling in SDG&E’s EV-TOU-5 pricing plan, EV drivers can charge their cars overnight for the equivalent of paying 75 cents per gallon for gasoline.

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Cleantech San Diego and the Center for Sustainable Energy, are co-sponsoring the event during National Drive Electric Week.

Visitors will have the chance to win $1,000 rebates to offset the purchase or lease price for a new fully electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle when they participate in a test drive. In partnership with Plug-In America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the shift to plug-in vehicles, SDG&E will give out a total of 25 rebates to lucky winners.

Now in its seventh year, San Diego EV Day has continued to grow and for the last three years it has been the largest in the world.

More local residents and drivers nationwide are making the switch to EVs as more models become available and costs come down with improved technology and performance. Today, this region is home to about 43,000 EVs and nearly 1,700 public charging stations – making it one of the easiest places in America to drive electric.  

SDG&E is implementing multiple programs to expand the charging infrastructure to make it easier for local residents and businesses to switch to electric drive. As part of the Power Your Drive Program, SDG&E has installed more than 3,000 charging stations at apartments, condo complexes and workplaces. Other current and future efforts include expanding charging to Park & Ride lots, delivery fleets, shuttle hubs, the San Diego Airport, Port of San Diego, as well as for heavy vehicles, like buses and semi-trucks.

Event details:  

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Location: Liberty Station, Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106 

Event highlights: 

  • Latest plug-in models representing more than a dozen automakers to fit every budget and lifestyle – such as Tesla, Jaguar, Arcimoto, BMW, MINI, Chevy, Kia, Nissan, Hula Multimodal and more – will be onsite for test drives and stationary displays
  • Prize drawings for twenty-five $1,000 EV rebates
  • Plenty of displays, demonstrations, and information booths staffed by experts who will answer questions about: 
  • Buying, owning, and charging an EV 
  • SDG&E’s special pricing plans for charging EVs 
  • Local, state and federal financial incentives for buying and leasing an EV 
  • Kids Activity Tent – The New Children’s Museum will staff a tent to engage children in hands-on activities
  • Electric bicycle test rides 
  • Vendors who will provide a variety of food for purchase 

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe, and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing around 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), an energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE), and Facebook.