Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD),Charge Across Town, and SacEV hosted the sixth annual Drive Electric at the Sacramento International Auto Show. This was an opportunity to see the latest plug-in electric vehicles and discover why they are right for everyone, without compromises.

The wildly successful Ride & Drive of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles saw over 1,600 drivers and passengers in 2018. Attendees were able to not only "see" these exciting clean vehicles, but drive them as well!

The Ride & Drive at the Sacramento International Auto Show is designed to replace smaller Ride & Drives during Drive Electric Weeks in September.



WHEN:                 Friday,     Oct. 19, 10 am to 9 pm

                                Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 am to 8 pm

                                Sunday,   Oct. 21, 10 am to 6 pm


WHERE:              Cal Expo Pavilion 2



Everyone is invited and tens of thousands will attend. Over 1,600 Ride & Drives at the 2018 Show!



General admission at door for adults $12 per day, $5 for ages 7-12, and kids 6 and under admitted free.



To showcase the latest electric vehicles on the market, speak with SMUD and SacEV representatives about the benefits of plug-in electric vehicle ownership, special electric rate options, and hear about the ownership experience from existing electric vehicle drivers, and get a chance to drive these exciting green vehicles.



Many of the latest plug-in electric cars were on display for everyone to see, ask questions about, and DRIVE! There were no sales at this event, so it was a relaxed, low pressure, and fun  environment. Attendees were able to come to learn and understand what all the interest in PEVs is truly about.


WEB URL:            https://sacautoshow.com/



2018 Drive Electric

at the

Sacramento International Auto Show



--BMW i3

--BMW i8

--Chevy Volt

--Nissan LEAF

--Tesla Model S, X, 3

--Chrysler Pacifica

--Mitsubishi Outlander

--VW eGolf

--Zero Motorcycle

--and MORE--->






--BMW i3

--Chevy Volt

--Chevy Bolt

--Ford Fusion Energi

--Honda Clarity PHEV

--Kia Niro PHEV

--Nissan LEAF

--Toyota Prius Prime

--and MORE!

--Tesla (ride along only) S, X, & 3



SacEV - Volunteers and Interns

Thank you for volunteering at the International Auto Show. Both our ride and drive experience and static display were a tremendous success. Over the three-day event, we saw hundreds of interested individuals through our static display and recorded a record 1,604 in-car experiences in our ride and drive.


Thank you for sharing your knowledge, time, and PEVs with our participants. Our ride and drive events are successful because we are connected to an amazing group of volunteers. We truly could not produce successful events without you. 


Charge Across Town was invaluable in organizing and running the Ride and Drive. We thank them for their tireless efforts at dozens of events across the region.