Gathering of people at 2017 Watts Drive Electric event

The Third Annual Watts Electric Car Drive & Ride will showcase Watts’ continuing evolution as a clean energy hotspot. The new MegaWatts Solar installation on St. John’s United Methodist Church will overlook our celebration of the continuing transition to clean transportation. EV drivers, electric car dealers, EV ride share companies and other innovators will join LADWP, SCE, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program and the Replace Your Ride Program in helping community residents figure out their options and the growing number of incentive programs that can lighten the financial burden of making the switch. They’re featured in this video of last year’s event, which shows the forces in community and government that are shaping Watts’ future.

The event will be hosted by the Watts Clean Air and Energy group and the Watts Neighborhood Council, which is pulling together numerous elements of the neighborhood to create an even livelier and more informative event than the previous two. Food, music, special activities for children, as well as local personalities and environmental leaders are among the attractions to expect. We also hope to announce a new EV charging facility at the nearby Watts Towers.

Private car owners will be on hand with their EV cars giving test rides and we will have information about $9,500 rebates.

Thank you to our partners: St. John’s Methodist Church, DWP, Grid Alternatives, Sierra Club, Local Unions 8 & 11, Electric Auto Association and more.