Reduce Vehicle Emissions: Car Free Day & Drive Electric Week

South Coast AQMD would like to acknowledge World Car Free Day and Drive Electric Week. World Car Free Day will be celebrated on September 22, 2020 and Drive Electric Week will be observed from September 26 - October 4, 2020.

Car Free Day is an international challenge to commuters that encourages use of public transit, biking, or walking instead of driving. This year, due to COVID-19 many are teleworking, which is also a great way to be car-free. For more information on the world car-free movement, visit

Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration of plug-in vehicles, whether all-electric or plugin hybrid models. Recent gains in technology have reduced the cost of plug-in electric vehicles, which now include cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

In the past, South Coast AQMD, in association with the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California (EVAOSC) has hosted a public Drive Electric Day Event in the parking lot at our headquarters facility in Diamond Bar, California. Hydrogen-fueled fuel cell electric vehicles were also included as part of past Drive Electric Day events. This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, South Coast AQMD staff are considering a virtual Drive Electric Day Event in conjunction with EVAOSC.

For more information on Drive Electric Week, please visit

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