GoEV! Love the Planet AND Your Car

Acterra is helping accelerate the shift from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy by providing local citizens with hands-on opportunities to experience the benefits and advantages of electric vehicles.

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FREE Electric Vehicle Workshop: Everything You Need To Know to Go EV

October 23, 2018
Burlingame Recreation Center [map]
850 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame
6:00 pm EVs on display in parking lot
6:30 pm Presentation and Q&A

Want to love the planet AND your car? We’ll show you how! Come learn about the benefits of EVs versus gas-powered cars, government rebates (up to $10K!), battery range and charging basics, leasing versus buying, second-hand purchase options, current makes/models, and what's in store for the future!

Space is limited, so please RSVP in order to guarantee admittance.

National Drive Electric Week 2018 Recap


We harnessed momentum from the Global Climate Action Summit and provided over 500 test drives to the local community at our September 16 Ride & Drive Event!



Acterra's 3rd annual National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive outreach event was a success, thanks to many folks who donated their vehicles and credibility as owners, our staff of volunteers who helped with logistics, and our generous partners and sponsors, without whom this event could not have taken place. In all, EV Ambassadors and local dealers provided 50 vehicles, representing 15 makes and models, for viewing and test driving. The 2018 Ride & Drive was the biggest NDEW event Acterra has ever hosted, adding more momentum toward the goal of increased deployment of EVs as alternatives to gas-powered vehicles. It seemed particularly fitting that our event closed out an intense week of climate action news, from the signing of the statewide 100% clean electricity bill (SB 100) to the hundreds of climate commitments made at the local level.

We are confident that many of the event attendees increased their willingness to consider an electric vehicle for their next car purchase, and we hope to see many new EVs on Bay Area roads as a result of this event!

View photos from the event (please credit photographer)

Also on September 16, Acterra hosted a special reception in honor of Karl Knapp, a longtime Stanford professor and EV advocate to mark the official re-launch of our EV program in his name. Attendees learned about the exciting activities in store for the coming year while photographing and videotaping congratulatory messages to Karl, who has ALS and was not able to attend.

Photo Credit: Monica Roy (www.monicaroy.com)

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Introducing the Karl Knapp GoEV Program

 Karl Knapp bought one of the first City-Els in the US in 1999, a 3-wheeled EV designed and manufactured in Denmark. His City-El can be seen along with other historic EVs at the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona.

Karl Knapp bought one of the first City-Els in the US in 1999, a 3-wheeled EV designed and manufactured in Denmark. His City-El can be seen along with other historic EVs at the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona.

Acterra is proud to announce the expansion of its electric vehicle program by honoring an important local leader in the EV movement.

Karl Knapp is a longtime Stanford professor, renewable energy expert, and Earth champion. For many years, Karl promoted the merits of electric vehicles to his students and colleagues through his Understanding Energy course and hands-on EV events at Stanford University.

Acterra launched the Karl Knapp GoEV Program on September 16.

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Link to more photos! (Credit: Ariane Erickson)

Electric Vehicle Webinar

Are you ready to electrify your ride? We’ll show you how! In this workshop, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools needed to confidently purchase an electric vehicle for your next car. Topics include: the benefits of EVs versus gas-powered cars, government rebates for "going EV," charging basics and battery range, leasing versus buying, current makes/models available, and what's in store for the future – all rolled into one action-packed 40 minute webinar! Click here for the pdf version.


Employee Engagement Events
Bay Area Businesses: Do you want to promote the benefits of EVs to your employees? Increase awareness/use of your EVSEs? Pursue commute or fuel related LEED credits? We can help! Acterra's workshops and ride & drive events can help promote visibility, interest, and adoption of EVs at your workplace. Contact arianee@acterra.org for more information on our turn-key employee engagement opportunities that will motivate your employees to "Go EV"!


Show Us Your EV Grin
New EV Owners: we want to know how much you love your car! Please email us a photo of you and your new EV, and let us know if/how Acterra's GoEV program helped you get your EV grin!
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Get your FREE Electric Vehicle Consultation
Are you interested in “going EV,” but need a little encouragement before taking the plunge? We can help! Sign-up for a free consultation with an Acterra EV Ambassador. Your Ambassador will answer your questions, provide information about specific makes/models, charging options, and leasing vs buying, and share their owner experiences. Consultations take place via phone or in person if you would like to take an EV test ride/drive.

EV Ambassadors
Acterra is utilizing its signature "grass-roots" approach by convening a group of EV proponents to educate community members about the benefits of electric vehicles. EV Ambassadors answer questions and provide encouragement to prospective owners, give EV test rides/drives, and participate in Acterra's EV-related events and activities. Interested in becoming an Ambassador? Sign up here!

Acterra is conducting two-hour workshops throughout the year which provide consumers with information about the benefits and how-to's of EV ownership.