Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Rochester NY area Drive Electric Earth Day Event
Penfield, NY
Apr 09, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 9, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY 14526
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Credit: Al Hibner, Color Penfield Green

photo by: Bob Kanauer
General Public Photo of attendees.

Event Description


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.

Join us for Drive Electric Earth Day April 9, 2022

Over 70 electric cars will be at the event with their owners to share what it's like to drive an electric car and answer your questions.

The Ice Cream Factory food truck will be selling Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and Pancakes with toppings during the event. 

A number of companies and not-for-profit groups will be present. Participants include:

Color Penfield Green
Heat Smart Monroe
Mike Williams Electric
RG&E / Smart Grid
NYS Electric Automobile Association
Greater Rochester Clean Cities / Amped Project
Peace, Love, and Harmony

Salvatore's Webster Village - Electric delivery car

Tesla Police Cruiser to be on display

Dealers include:

Hoselton – New Chevrolet Bolt.  Used Chevrolet Volt and used Nissan Leaf
Van Bortel Ford – Mustang Mach-E
Volvo of Rochester – Volvo C40
Ide Volkswagon – VW ID.4
Mercedes of Rochester – Mercedes EQS
BMW of Rochester – BMW iX and i4 M50

Rest Rooms available inside the Community Center

Event will take place rain or shine. Tabling participants will be moved inside to the Community Room in the event of bad weather.

Special Thanks to our many volunteers and contributors including: David, Katie, Igor, Ravi, Allen, Mark, Brad, Sabrina, Marie, Andy, Christian, Steve plus all of our tabling groups and dealers.

About our local organizers:

The New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) is a Rochester NY based group that advocates for the use electric vehicles and is a great resource of information. The group started as a resource for those building their own EV’s and with the advent of production EV’s we have converted to assisting those that want to buy and drive the new generation of EV’s as well as lending our support to efforts for larger adoption of electric vehicles.

Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) coalition is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The objectives of the coalition are to reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality through development of fleets of alternative fueled vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The coalition supports a variety of alternative fuels, including EV's, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) , LPG (propane) and biofuels like E85 and biodiesel, as well as other strategies such as anti-idling and VMT  (vehicle miles traveled) reduction. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 232 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 9
Chevrolet Volt 8
Kia Niro Electric 8
Tesla Model 3 6
Hyundai KONA Electric 5
Tesla Model Y 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 4
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 3
Tesla Model S 3
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
EV Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia EV6 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge twin 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
26 Models 74

Registered attendees report 1,653,333 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All DEED 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Day.

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