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Electric Cars Demystified

November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Have questions about electric vehicles (EVs)? Join the City of Sunnyvale and EVucation for an EV Expo and panel discussion with EV experts.

About this Event

Are you considering leasing or buying an electric vehicle (EV) and want to learn more? Join our EV Expo and Ride event, where you can see and sit inside a variety of EVs, talk to EV owners, and take a test ride around the block. Popular EV models will be on display, including the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model S and Model 3, Fiat 500e, NISSAN LEAF, and more.

The Expo and Ride will be followed by a panel discussion with local EV experts Jim Barbera, Marc Geller and Jane Rosten, who can answer your questions about different types of electric vehicles, charging, range anxiety, battery longevity, buying versus leasing, and the multiple benefits of shifting to EVs.


1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: EV Expo and Ride in the Community Center north parking lot (easy access from Michelangelo Dr.). Note: Individuals 18 years of age and under are not eligible for a test ride.

2:30 to 4:15 p.m.: Panel discussion and Q&A about EVs.


Jim Barbera is an Engineer at ChargePoint, the nation’s largest charging company. Jim is versed in all aspects of EV life, including leasing, buying, charging, maintenance, and installing charging stations and solar panels. He is now an experienced EV driver and has driven nearly all makes and models of EVs.

Marc Geller is Co-founder and Vice President of Plug In America and serves on the Board of Directors of the Electric Auto Association. Marc has been driving an electric car since 2001, and was an early EV advocate. He is familiar with many EVs, having driven approximately 250,000 electric miles.

Jane Rosten is an Environmental Health Program Manager at Stanford University and a happy driver of an EV. Jane is highly experienced in helping people turn their good environmental intentions into action, applying principles of behavioral science when needed.

This is a free event sponsored by City of Sunnyvale and the Sunnyvale Sustainability Commission.

Questions? Contact 408-730-7717 or green@sunnyvale.ca.gov.