National Drive Electric Week September 14th - 22nd

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National Drive Electric Week September 14 - 22

EV Driving on Road

National Drive Electric Week is September 14 – 22 and it’s a great time to consider driving electric! The City is co-sponsoring Acterra's electric vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive event on Sunday, September 22 from 1 pm to 4pm at the Peninsula Conservation Center. If you are interested in learning more about EVs, register here

Palo Alto residents and employees can take advantage of discounts on EVs through the SunShares program until November 15.

Until September 30, Palo Alto Utilities customers are also eligible for rebates on the 2019 Nissan Leaf Standard and ePlus through a partnership between the American Public Power Association (APPA) and Nissan. 

The City is also launching an EV Charging Technical Assistance Program to  make it easier for multifamily properties and non-profits to install EV charging equipment.

Learn about these programs and events at

SunShares Discounted Solar and EV Program, Informational Workshop

SunShares Solar Made Simple

Saturday, September 21


Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium

1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto

Attend a free workshop to learn about the benefits of the Bay Area SunShares program, which offers discounts on rooftop solar and electric vehicles. At the workshop, we will share tools and resources to help you install solar and/or start driving emissions free. 

Register for SunShares Informational Workshop.

For more information, go to 

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Electrification Expo

Bay Area Electrification Expo


Thursday, October 10


Mitchell Park Community Center

3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto

Palo Alto is partnering with cities and energy agencies in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to host the  Bay Area Home Electrification Expo. The Expo will give residents and businesses an opportunity to learn about switching from fossil fuels to clean electricity for transportation, cooking, water heating, space heating and clothes drying. Join us in Palo Alto on October 10 or October 12 in San Jose. Details at

Electric Cars Demystified

EV Ride and Drive


October 23


Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium

1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto

Come hear from a panel of local, long-time EV drivers and experts about the difference between all-electric and plug-in hybrid EVs; EV charging; range anxiety; battery longevity; buying vs. leasing; and the environmental, economic, and personal benefits of EV adoption. You will have the chance to see different models of EVs on display and hear from their owners why they went electric!

RSVP to save your spot today!

For more information about City of Palo Alto events and workshops, visit us online.


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