Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 03, 2021
||Saturday, April 3, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (America/Chicago)
||Church of the Open Door
900 N. Loop 340
It was the first official car show of the year, we joined a couple of the tailpipe clubs in the large church parking lot. None of us were expecting a large turnout, and all were surprised when over 200 ICE cars showed up. Our attendance was 9 EVs. The event attendees/public spectators were generally respectful and mindful of physical distancing. We were parked in a high-traffic location, so a lot of people walked past our display... some walked by without making eye contact, others walked by a few times before caving to their curiosity. Some made snide remarks, some asked a couple of basic questions, and others asked a lot of questions during lengthy interactions and took printed handouts to review. We encouraged the more serious to visit our dealership partners for test drives this month. We were so busy interacting with the public that we forgot to snap a few photos during the show.
Thank you to our dealership partners... AutoNation Chevrolet, Bird Kultgen Ford, Douglass Nissan, and VW of Waco... for having BEVs in the showrooms as well as on the lot for test drives.
Special thank you to Matt with Bird Kultgen Ford for bring out the new Mach E, and the TSTC Tesla START program students and instructor Mark Tosto for bringing 5 Teslas.
photo by: Teresa Porter, HOTEAA
Vice President Ben Porter setting up the canopy before the event start time.
More photos from this event.
Masks required, physical distancing strongly encouraged. We will have a dedicated space at the car show with informational displays and cars. At least one BEV will be on display, powered on with doors open to allow people to get a close-up look. The vehicle will be disinfected regularly. Rides will be available after the show.
There are currently 9 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
Registered attendees report 124,200 electric miles driven.