Brought to you by a collaboration between Acterra, Charge Across Town and Cool the Earth.
EVs for Equity
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.
Test drive new and used EVs. Find eBikes for commutes, recreation and hauling kids and cargo. Talk to local EV drivers and eBike riders.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Bay Area Residents Electrify Their Ride
Convenience, Incentives, and More
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.
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.
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.