Drive Electric Earth Day
Mississippi Drive Electric Earth Day Event
Apr 23, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT|
6143 Hwy. 98
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
EV Mississippi's Spring Drive Electric Event took place on April 23 from 10am until 2pm. It was located in Hattiesburg in front of PetSmart on Highway 98.
We partnered with PetSmart and the Hub City Humane Society to combine a pet adoption event with an electric car show. There was food, pets, raffle prizes, test drives, and activities for all ages. Vendor booths included: EV Mississippi, Tesla Club of Mississippi, Mississippi Power, Tesla (out of Jackson, MS), Solar Alternatives, Hub City Humane Society and Southern Pines Animal Shelter. The Hattiesburg city fire department also attended to allow kids to checkout the firetruck and learn about hybrid and electric vehicles. Food vendors in attendance were Twillie Philly, Kona Ice, and Rosie’s Ice Cream truck. Two raffles took place at the end of the event with the grand prize being electric scooters. The first raffle was comprised of car owners that took part in the static car show, and the second raffle was drawn from individuals that completed test drives and completed their Pre and Post surveys. Goodie bags were provided to car owners and to children throughout the duration of the event, and donuts and cold drinks were available to volunteers and attendees.
Overall, there were 32 vehicles that participated in the static car show, and around 225 individuals that attended the event. Many people stayed for the entirety of the event, while others came and went. There were 2 car dealers onsite performing test drives, Tesla with a Model Y and Nissan with a Leaf.
List of Cars in attendance:
- Rivian R1T
- Hyundai Ionic 5
- Hyundai Ionic Hybrid
- Volkswagen ID.4
- Nissan Leaf
- Chevrolet Volt
- Ford Mustang Mach-e
- Ford Maverick Hybrid
- Tesla Model 3
- Tesla Model Y
- Tesla Model X
- Tesla Model S
- BMW i3
- BMW X5 xDrive 45e Hybrid
- Honda Clarity
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
photo by: Amanda and Josh Hazel
Static Car display participation from EV owners.
All attendees and volunteers are required to follow local health guidelines. It is recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all Drive Electric Earth Day 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.EV Mississippi is organizing Drive Electric Earth Day in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Drive Electric Earth Day is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles. Our goal is to help our community learn more about hybrid and electric vehicles, answer questions and demonstrate vehicle charging. Drive Electric Earth Day is organized by Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, the Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire. This is an outdoor event co-sponsored by PetSmart and the Hub City Humane Society.
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There are currently 19 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||2|
|BMW X5 xDrive45e||1|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 217,825 electric miles driven.