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2016 National Drive Electric Week

Fulton CruiseFest , SMUD Electricity Fair, Hyatt Regency 26 EVSE installation celebration

Date:  September 10, 2016



     Sacramento: 2700 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA

The California Automobile Museum proudly invites you to be a part of a Sacramento signature event, drawing thousands of people to the region and promoting the car hobby. Join us on September 10th for our Cruisefest on Fulton Avenue, benefitting the California Automobile Museum. This event will feature collector, classic, and special interest vehicles, including Electric Cars, hot rods, and motorcycles in a cruise and fabulous car show on Fulton Avenue. We anticipate over 500 vehicles and 15,000 spectators. We hope you will be part of this fun and established event spent along with fellow motorcar enthusiasts and supporters of the California Automobile Museum.  

4:00 pm - Registration opens and cruise begins!  Food trucks, breweries, and bands will set up shop in their respective lots on Fulton Avenue (locations to be determined). One lane in each direction will be designated for cruisers to park during this time, and one lane in each direction will be open for cars to continue driving the loop.
6:00 pm - Cruise ends and street fair begins. Cruisers may parallel park on the curb or in designated “Official Cruise” show lots.
8:30 pm - Street fair ends
9:00 pm - Streets re-open

          Sponsored by      

          California Auto Museum

          Sacramento Clean CIties

          Clipper Creek









Or visit from 10am - 2pm, also on September 10, 2016

      Folsom: Historic Powerhouse, 9980 Greenback Ln., Folsom, CA

          Spend a day by the river learning about Electric Vehicles and electricity. 

• See a variety of Electric Vehicles and talk with their owners!

• Check out about using Sunshine for Fuel

• Children's Activities

• Interactive Museum Exhibits

• Tour of the Historic Powerhouse

• Prizes

Sponsored by SMUD, Sacramento Clean Cities, Clipper Creek, and SacEV

Hyatt Regency Sacramento, EV charger installation celebration


The Hyatt Regency Sacramento celebrated its newly installed 26 electric vehicle charging stations this week. It is the largest single hotel EV charging cluster in the United States. Twenty ClipperCreek communications enabled Level 2 HCS-40 Charging Stations and six Tesla charging stations were installed to service hotel and parking lot guests.


Nearly 30 PEVs from SacEV member owners, SMUD, Hyatt, and Clipper Creek were on display to celebrate the grand opening with a ceremonial cutting of a gasoline station hose.

KCRA/NBC TV Report video


This sizable EV charging cluster is being controlled and intelligently managed by the Smart Grid Billing’s GridRabbit system which is a sophisticated energy management platform geared specifically for hotels. In addition to monitoring and controlling the power available for charging to avoid utility demand charges, the GridRabbit system also optimizes power utilization across other appliances at the hotel. ClipperCreek’s Cosmos enabled EV Charging Stations can be seamlessly added to any GridRabbit management system to allow facilities to offer vehicle charging while staying within their available power budget and eliminate the concern of hitting higher electrical rate and demand tiers.

*Display Your Own PEV*


Do you own a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV)? Would you enjoy displaying your PEV to your neighbors after participating in an EV Cruise? Are you enthusiastic about your purchase of a clean, green, fun, inexpensive to maintain, electric vehicle?


Please join us and show your own PEV to others so that they may come to know the enjoyment of electric drive.


REGISTER FOR the California CruiseFest


Contact SacEV for Folsom Powerhouse State Park Event


Click the Contact links above to let us know that you are interested or register now!

What Did People Say About Previous Drive Electric Weeks?

“Really great way to engage and inform the public about what’s coming up in the EV segment. The more we talk to people about them now the better position we’ll be in, in the future.  From a production standpoint it was done really well.”
​Graham Enos, Downtown Ford

“For about four hours it was non-stop test drives.” Laurence Triggs, Future Nissan of Folsom
“There was a nice mix of vendors, auto dealers and private owners. Seeing the EVs lined up like high priced taxi cabs waiting for fares was fantastic.”  SMUD Employee
“Talked to many people that came just for the event... Dialed it in right."  Rick Curtis, CODA
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