An Electric Vehicle for Everyone

There’s an EV for every lifestyle and budget.

Brought to you by a collaboration between Acterra, Charge Across Town and Cool the Earth.

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EVs for Equity

The climate crisis and poor air quality are affecting everyone, but not equally. Due to systemic inequities, economic and environmental justice communities are disproportionately impacted and experience the effects of climate change first and worst. Air pollution greatly impacts these communities which are often near freeways, major roads, and oil refineries.

Our program helps communities who deserve it the most to drive electric for their health, their pocketbooks, and the planet. We educate children and families about climate solutions and consumers about the many incentives available that help make electric vehicles available to all.

Attend a Ride and Drive Clean EV Event

To learn more about how you can make the switch to driving electric, attend an in-person EV car show and a free Zoom webinar to learn about saving money when you go electric. Sign up for an event on our events page.

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Ride Electric at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

10/2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Test drive new and used EVs. Find eBikes for commutes, recreation and hauling kids and cargo. Talk to local EV drivers and eBike riders.
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Ride Electric En El Mercado De Agricultores

10/2, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Pruebe vehículos eléctricos (EVs) nuevos y usados. Informese de creditos, descuentos, becas y préstamos. Platique con conductores de vehículos eléctricos (EVs) y ciclistas de bicicletas (eBikes).
Fruitvale Clean Air Day

Fruitvale Clean Air Day Celebration – Test Drive an Electric Vehicle!

10/6, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Learn about electric vehicles (EVs), test drive or ride in an EV, and learn about the City of Oakland’s Zero Emission Vehicle Plan.Learn about electric vehicles (EVs), test drive or ride in an EV, and learn about the City of Oakland’s Zero Emission Vehicle Plan.
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DVC EV/E-Bike Ride & Drive Event

10/25, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to electrify your ride at Diablo Valley College. Test drive new and used EVs. Find eBikes for commutes, recreation and hauling kids and cargo. Save money and clean the air.
Financial Incentives Clinic

EV Financial Incentives Clinic

10/24, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Think you can’t afford an EV? Think again! Learn about the many financial assistance programs available to income-qualifying residents in the San Francisco Bay Area on this Zoom webinar.
Financial Incentives Clinic

Taller de Incentivos Financieros Para Vehículos Eléctricos (En linea)

10/24, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
¿Cree que no se puede comprar un vehículo eléctrico? ¡Piense otra vez!

Bay Area Residents Electrify Their Ride

Check out how Bay Area residents benefit from EV financial incentives to lower their total cost of ownership. You’ll see how much they enjoy driving their clean and fun electric vehicles.

Convenience, Incentives, and More

Save Time

With the HOV decal, you’ll save time driving in the carpool lane as a single passenger. Since there are fewer moving parts in an EV, you’ll save time and money on reduced maintenance. Whether you charge at home, at work, or at a public charging station, you’ll be happy to skip the gas station.

Save Money

EVs help improve air quality, so governments offer cash rebates and incentives up to $9,500 for a used EV and up to $19,000 for a new EV. Use this savings calculator to find your personalized incentives.

Save Your Health and the Planet

Poor local air quality can worsen the impacts of many diseases, including asthma and COVID-19. The recent health crisis has shown Californians how clean the air can be with fewer gas cars on the road. When you switch from driving a gas car to an EV and power up with clean electricity, you can cut your individual carbon footprint in half. And with no tailpipe pollution, you’ll help everyone breathe easier.

Schools and Families Take Climate Action

Learn about climate change and solutions for clean air and a cool planet with Cool the Earth’s videos for children and parents. Together, as a family, pledge to take important climate actions with Koda the polar bear.

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About Ride and Drive Clean

Ride and Drive Clean is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations, agencies, cities, schools, and businesses with a goal of greatly reducing carbon emissions by advancing the adoption of electric vehicles.

Our partners help spread the word about events, programs, and opportunities throughout the Bay Area. Our program provides a network of opportunities for families and individuals to learn about the benefits of driving electric, receive personalized support for navigating incentives and specifically for income-qualified residents, and hear from other EV drivers how they approached their decision to drive electric.

Acterra – helps reduce barriers and increase access to EV ownership through bilingual webinars, EV Expos, and one-on-one consultations.

Charge Across Town – provides access to virtual or in-person ride and drive events to hear from EV owners about their journey to driving electric.

Cool the Earth – offers education and engagement for climate solutions in schools, workplaces, and for the community.

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