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Past Events

Hydrogen Ride and Drive

The Hydrogen Ride and Drive event on September 21st, 2017 was a success! Local experts such as Arjun Sakar and Ivor John from Santa Barbara explained the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and Ed Harmon from the California Department of Transportation informed us on how Caltrans is using FCEVs for their fleets. Everyone got a chance to ride and even drive some awesome hydrogen powered cars!

National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

The Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition hosted a Drive Electric Week event at the SLO Downtown Farmers Market (Union Bank Parking Lot 995 Higuera St,) on Thursday September 14th. The latest models of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars lit up the night. Learn more.

Earth Day 2017 Santa Barbara

On April 22 and 23, 2017, C5 participate in the Green Car Show at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. This event included a wide variety of alternative fuel vehicles, a Ride and Drive, modular solar carport and onsite experts to answer questions on alternative fuel vehicles. The Festival was held at Alameda Park, in Santa Barbara.

Grant Workshop

On December 7, 2017 C5 hosted a Grant Workshop to update all interested parties on the latest grants and incentives available for cars, trucks, buses and agricultural equipment. The workshop was held at the Madonna Inn, Garden Room. The formal portion of the workshop went from 3:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. and was followed by a reception where attendees could network with local experts about grant funding opportunities and incentives for alternative fuel vehicles and cleaner technologies. The event was free and open to the public.

Earth Day San Luis Obispo

April 24, 2016 C5 hosted a Green Car Show, Workshop and Ride and Drive as part of the Earth Day Celebration at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo. A variety of alternative fuel vehicles were on display including CNG Honda Civic, Chevy Volt, Plug-in Prius and a PGE Hybrid bucket truck.

Civic Spark Block Party- Green Car Show

May 28, 2015 C5 hosted a Green Car Show during the Civic Spark Block Party at the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. Our booth was a popular attraction thanks to the Tesla, BMW i3, Chevy Spark, and a variety of other vehicles we had on display. People were excited to take a close look and learn more about the latest technology used in these alternative fuel vehicles!

Central Coast Sustainability Festival

On May 2, 2015, C5 hosted a Green Car show as part of the 2015 Central Coast Sustainability Festival. The green car had a wide range of electric, compressed natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles. This was an excellent opportunity to connect with members of the sustainability network, learn about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles, and enjoy a great atmosphere with great food from local vendors.

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

On April 18 and 19, 2015 , C5 was a part of the Green Car Show at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. The event included a Ride & Drive activity where people were able choose from several alternative fuel vehicles to take for a spin including a Fiat EV, Nissan Leaf, Honda CNG, Tesla Model S, and a few other vehicles. The event sought to increase awareness of the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and provide a first hand look at some of the alternative vehicles available today.

CNG Workshop

On March 12, 2015, C5 hosted a CNG workshop on March 12, in Paso Robles. Local experts gave presentations on CNG Technology and Vehicle Options, Fueling Station Installation, CNG Success Story, and Grant Funding. Immediately following the workshop, 3G CNG hosted an open house at their newly completed compressed natural gas fueling facility at 3529 Combine St., Paso Robles. Various CNG vehicles were on display for a hands-on look at the technology, plus tours were given of the facility and equipment that makes it all work.

2015 Stakeholder Meeting

On February 5, 2015, local stakeholders gathered in San Luis Obispo to learn more about the C5 organization including C5 goals and objectives for this year. Great speakers and an interactive audience made this meeting a success. We would like to thank those who came out to participate and we look forward to working with you as we continue to promote alternative fuels for a cleaner earth.

2014 Best Practices Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended our Best Practices Workshop. Special thanks to Revolution CNG, UCSB Alternative Fuels, Southern California Gas Company, and C5 for the fascinating presentations. In case you missed it, below are the links of each presentation.

Natural Gas Site Selection and Specification (Revolution CNG)

Hydrogen Station Coming To Santa Barbara (UCSB Alternative Fuel Coordinator)

Electric Infrastructure In Tri-County Area (C5)

Natural Gas Vehicles (SoCalGas)

2014 Green Car Show

Earth Day April 26 - 27, 2014

This year over 20 vehicles were displayed including hybrids, full electric, plug in electric, fuel cells, compressed natural gas (CNG), and clean diesels vehicles. This was an excellent opportunity to view the alternative fuel vehicle technologies on the market today and talk with individuals and businesses who operate these vehicles throughout the Central Coast. Use of alternative fuels is critical to reducing dependence on foreign oil and improving air quality.

2013 Annual Member's Showcase

On Thursday, October 24th, old and new members gathered downtown for our annual Member's Showcase. Members were able to network and talk about their efforts within the C-5 organization. We want to thank everyone who attended, and your dedicated contribution to C-5.



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