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San Francisco to Host Free Electric Vehicle Test-Drive Event

"Experience Electric" at Marina Green, Saturday, May 17

SAN FRANCISCO, CAThe newly launched “Experience Electric – The Better Ride” campaign will offer licensed drivers free test drives of a variety of electric vehicles (EVs) on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marina Green Triangle (200 Marina Blvd. at Marina Green Drive) in San Francisco. The event will feature the latest EVs from BMW, FIAT, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Smart. Test drives are available to licensed drivers on a first-come, first-served basis. Free tacos will be available for those taking test drives at the event. 

“Experience Electric” is an initiative of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and a consortium of EV organizations including the California Center for Sustainable Energy, Plug In America and Charge Across Town.

With the goal of increasing EV adoption in the Bay Area’s nine counties, the partners will be offering thousands of test drives at dozens of public venues and workplaces around the region for drivers curious to learn about the smooth, quiet and powerful feel of EV driving. 

Accelerating EV use is a key strategy for reducing emissions from gas-powered vehicles, improving air quality and achieving regional and state targets for curbing greenhouse emissions. 

To learn more about Experience Electric and future ride and drive events, visit Bay Area residents are invited to join the conversation online, and to get real-time updates about ride-and-drive events in their communities, by visiting the campaign’s Twitter or Instagram accounts, or its Facebook page at /TheBetterRide.

MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the agency chartered with protecting air quality in the Bay Area.


John Goodwin, MTC: (415) 778-5262