Drive Electric Earth Day
Redwood City, CA
Apr 27, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, April 27, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||11 AM - 3 PM|
Redwood City, CA 94063
The Redwood City DEED event was a great success. Our Silicon Valley and San Jose EAA chapters combined efforts to host an EV display in conjunction with Redwood City's STEAM Fest. (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). We were one of many booths with our info table and literature racks, EAA and DEED banners.
Many of the attendees were young STEAM students from local elementary schools with their teachers and and a few parents. We brought some solar powered toy cars and the kids had fun seeing the cars move in the sunny spots and stop in the shade. It was a nice learning lesson for them about solar energy and electric cars. We also gave away small toy cars (not motorized) for the kids and tomato plants for the parents.
Our EV display consisted of a vintage 2002 RAV 4 EV, a Volkswagen Golf that was converted from a gasoline car to an Electric car by our San Jose EAA Secretary George Stuckert and a Cobra race car that was built as an EV from a Factory 5 kit and has been raced at Laguna Seca raceway near Monterey, CA clocking faster lap times than many Teslas.
We had a nice location near the wide sidewalk and had a lot of visitors to our booth. Our EVs were parked next to our booth. The EVs were a static display, however local car dealers provided test drives in a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid mini van, a Chevy Bolt EV, A Tesla Model 3, a Tesla Model S and a Nissan Leaf. This was our first time at this event.
Thanks to Plug in America for providing the literature and posters as well as sending the Tesla drivers to join our EAA team.
photo by: Jerry Pohorsky
Redwood City STEAM Fest - Golf EV conversion and Jeff McCabe on the phone behind his Cobra EV race car.
The Redwood City Library Foundation Presents STEAM Fest on the Square.
STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
This event is about bringing academic disciplines together in a community-supported, interactive environment for tomorrow’s leaders of San Mateo County and beyond. Our mission is to inspire San Mateo County's diverse youth to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators and inventors.
The Eco Alley exhibits include the Electric vehicles showcase and test drives.
Please register to attend using the button at the top of this page.
More info at the event website: https://www.steamfestivalrwc.org/
There are currently 28 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Ford Fusion Energi||2|
Registered attendees report 185,131 electric miles driven.