Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 20, 2019

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Location: Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Many visitors of all ages. We have been doing our EV display with our city's local Earth Day here in Santa Cruz, CA for 11 or 12 years, starting with conversions, a RAV4 that escaped crushing, a Solectria, a T-Zero which is the precursor to the Tesla Roadster by AC Propulsion, an electric moped, before manufacturers began production cars. With great satisfaction, we have experienced increasing interest, better questions reflecting greater knowledge about EVs and people just needing a couple of questions asked before making their first purchase of an EV. Our EVs combined represented about 775,063 Oil-Free Miles of driving. We had an ebike display with test rides. We are also happy to report that we learned that our elected Sheriff of Santa Cruz County just bought a Tesla Model 3 that he loves and says it is the most fun car he has ever driven. When his former deputy saw it, he bought one as well. Progress!

photo by: Beverly DesChaux, President, Electric Auto Assn Central Coast Chapter
Chevy Spark barely visible down right, next to Ken Adelman's red Tesla Roadster, California Rebates booth (in addition to ours), an old RAV4 that escaped crushing with 150,000 miles on original NiM hydrid batteries and still getting good range, with solar cooker in front of it, solar array trailer with a Kia Soul EV not visible behind it, plugged into it charging, many Teslas, Bolts, eGolf and other EVs behind not as easily visible with all of the people, and a whole row of equal length to the left of the photo.

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This event's organizers have not yet agreed to the DEED 2021 COVID-19 safety requirements. Please visit the Events page to find other Drive Electric Earth Day events.

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