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Best Drive EVer 

The industry-led San Joaquin Valley Electric Vehicle Partnership was established in 2014.  The partnership offers:

  • EVs Made EZ Workshops
  • Best Drive EVer electric vehicle ride and drive events
  • Paid multi-media public awareness campaigns
  • Dealership Sales Force Training
  • First Responder Training
  • Infrastructure Deployment Support
  • Networking for fleet managers and station hosts
  • Grant Support


The SJVEVP appreciates the financial and in-kind support for the Best Drive EVer 2021 video stories.

The East Kern Air Pollution Control District provided grant funding to support a Best Drive EVer test drive event.  The Tehachapi Apple Festival scheduled in October 2020 was cancelled due to Covid.  The partnership decided to create three video stories – the Enthusiast, the Commuter, and the Traveler.  The videos feature Kern County EV owners. They were filmed in Tehachapi, CA in May and June 2021.  Additional footage for the traveler video was shot in and around Bakersfield, CA.

Kern Council of Governments provided funding and staff support.

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Cites program provided funding and staff support.

We want to thank these sponsors and VELOZ.  VELOZ has allowed us to brand our campaigns as the Best Drive EVer.  To learn more about VELOZ 2017 Best.Drive.EVer click here.  One of our SJV EV Partnership members is Rey Leon, Mayor of Huron and founder of Green Reiteros.  Rey is featured in the 2021 VELOZ campaign Electric for All, click here.