Earth Month in April is the perfect time to learn more about
electric carsand there's no better place to learn than at an annual Drive Electric Earth Day event.
These events take place throughout the month but most are concentrated around Earth Day weekend, which was April 23-24 this year. Stay tuned to
Jerryto learn more about important events like this.
Drive Electric Earth Day events offer a perfect opportunity to meet with knowledgeable owners of electric vehicles and hear the real pros and cons of ownership. You can go for test drives and maybe even get to experience driving one of these
eco-friendly carsfor yourself.
Did you participate in Drive Electric Earth Day this year?
Electrek, the Electric Vehicle Association, Plug-in America, and the Sierra Club worked together to sponsor this year's events.
It was a true Earth Day event, with events scheduled across the Earth on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Oahu, New Zealand, and Canada. However, the vast majority took place right here in the U.S.
Unlike the last couple of years, where most events were virtual, the majority of
Drive Electric Earth Dayparticipants this year returned to in-person events at outdoor venues.
Highlights of this year's Drive Electric Earth Day events
On Sunday, April 3rd, Paihia, New Zealand hosted a Breakfast with the Cars event that paired with the Mangawhai Easter Day Car Show. Visitors were able to admire classic cars of the past alongside the most modern electric vehicles.
An online-only event took place in Queretaro City, Mexico on Friday, April 22nd. Supercharging Mexico discussed home charging, local public charging, and Mexico's EV charging infrastructure.
On Saturday, April 23rd, revelers in San Luis Obispo, CA could ride and drive plus visit the EV Showcase at the city's Earth Day festival.
Also on Saturday, April 23rd, Lewisville, TX hosted the ColorPalooza Eco-Alley. A small EV car show accompanied the artistic and cultural performances, along with plenty of fun art activities for all the young buckaroos.
Not to be outdone on the 23rd, Dover, DE celebrated Delaware Earth Day 2022 with games, food trucks, and a brewery tour. The new BMW i4 and iX were on display and Polestar test drives were available.
The Balboa Park Earth Fair took place in San Diego, CA on Sunday, April 24th. Organizers refer to it as "the world's largest free environmental fair and Earth Day celebration."
In Ashland, OR, residents celebrated on the 24th with test drives of the ultra-efficient
ArcimotoFUV, produced in Eugene, Oregon. There were also e-bike test rides for the curious.
Don't miss out next year
Earth Day (April 22nd) falls on a Saturday in 2023 and plans are already surely afoot to make next year's Drive Electric Earth Day even more enticing. Plan on attending at least one event if you want to dig deeper into the realities of owning an electric vehicle.
You might even have a chance to check out some of the
coolest electric cars of 2022!
Insuring your electric vehicle
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