Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?

Monday, May 22, 2017

4:30 pm

1070 Arastradero Road, Rm 202A/B

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

Are you considering leasing or buying an electric vehicle (EV) and want real information versus a sales pitch? Come hear from a panel of local, long-time EV drivers and experts on their experiences. Get your questions answered on the difference between all-electric and plug in hybrid EVs; EV charging (home, work and public space); range anxiety misconceptions; battery longevity; buying vs. leasing; and the environmental, economic, and personal benefits of EV adoption.

As a bonus, there will be a number of EVs to explore in and out, including the Nissan Leaf, Kia Soul EV, Chevy Volt, Fiat 500-e, Ford Focus EV, and likely new all-electric Chevy Bolt with 238 mile range! Participants may view cars beginning an hour before class (4:30pm) and for 30 minutes after class.


Sven Thesen, founder of Project Green Home in Palo Alto ( Sven is a chemical engineer and one of 2,000 climate scientists who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 along with former Vice President Al Gore, for his work on IPCC climate guidelines. He is often referred to as an ev-angelist for his spirited work in promoting electric vehicles.

Jim Barbera, Systems Engineer at ChargePoint (prominent local charging company). Jim is familiar with all aspects of installation of EV charging stations at home and in commercial settings. Jim is an experienced EV Driver (45,000 electric miles), and has driven nearly all makes and models of EVs.

Marc Geller, founder and member of the Board of Directors of Plug In America, and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Electric Auto Association. Mark has been driving an electric car since 2001.

Jane Rosten, MSW, LCSW, Manager of Stanford HIP’s Environmental Behavior Change program and proud driver of an electric vehicle.

*HIP offers over 50 health education classes each quarter. For a full listing of classes, please visit

Monday, May 22, 2017
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
1070 Arastradero Road, Rm 202A/B

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Class Fee: $10 (STAP/EA Funds: NO)

Class code: ecars-01


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