Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 27, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, April 27, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 am - 2 pm|
Grant Brimhall Library
1401 E. Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The EV event was integrated into our larger Arbor/Earth Day event and included a talk by David Eagle, founder of Current EV titled "Electric Vehicle Curious" to help potential EV buyers understand leases, rebates, charging and other common issues that confuse non EV owners. We were also fortunate to be able to have one of the first Audi e-trons on display.
photo by: Rod Cordova
Exciting Activities Planned for Arbor/Earth Day 2019
Be sure to attend Arbor/Earth Day on April 27, 2019, and listen to live music by Second Step and Lacie Mae, have a bite at the Shrimp vs Chef food truck (featured on Cooking Channel’s Food Truck Nation) check out the exhibitors and attend the informational workshops. Check out the electric vehicles on display including local EV owners who are ready to answer your questions about going EV! Sit inside a Tesla Model X and Model 3, make an appointment for a test drive or enter a drawing to win a Tesla for a weekend!
There will be kids activities, local gardening groups ready to answer your questions, local community, and city-related informational booths. Attendees can also win boxes of biochar, rain barrels, compost bins and take home a free bag of compost donated by Peach Hills Soil.
The festivities will begin at 10:00 am on the main stage located in the parking lot of the Grant R. Brimhall Library at 1401 E. Janss Road by the adult entrance. The exhibitors will be in the parking lot, and the following presentations will be in the Community Room at the library.
Electric Vehicle Curious? (10:30 – 11:20)
Have you been thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV) but are confused about whether to lease or buy, what rebates are available, or which cars qualify for car-pool lane usage or if you want answers about EV’s and hybrids? Come to this presentation and find out why 10% of new car sales in California are EVs and why that number will skyrocket in the next few years. EVs are safer, cost significantly less to maintain and are cheaper and more fun to drive. The presenter is David Eagle, an Emmy Award-winning TV/Producer. David is an early EV adopter owning one of the first Nissan LEAFs sold in the US, and he powers his EVs from his home solar panels. He founded Current EV the world's first and only licensed auto broker/concierge company devoted exclusively to EV's, Plug-In Hybrids and Hybrids," to help other drivers go EV.
Solar & Battery Storage 11:30-12:20
Find out about the newest trend of adding solar combined with battery storage to power your home and electric vehicles. Learn about the recent changes in how homeowners will be charged for energy by their utility and why 2019 might be the best time to go solar before the tax credits expire. Presented by Dr. Helen Cox, Sustainability Division Manager.
There are currently 28 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 249,472 electric miles driven.