Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Kingman, AZ
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm MST
Location: Route 66 EV Museum
120 W. Andy Devine Ave.
Historic Route 66
Kingman, AZ 86401
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Event Report

Kingman’s FREE Drive Electric Earth Day event featured the most diverse range of electric vehicles on display at any of the 200 Drive Electric nation-wide events. Tourists arriving at Kingman's Route 66 Visitor Center were able to meet and talk with real-world drivers who advocate adopting EV technology. Everyone coming to the Visitor Center on the day of the event were also given FREE admission to the Historic EV Foundation's (HEVF) Route 66 EV Museum.

The event ended with a flourish just before 2:00 p.m. when the Foundation unveiled its latest historically significant EV acquisition, an extremely rare 2008 Tesla Roadster (# 480). Tesla sold a total of approximately 2,450 of these pioneering EVs. The Tesla owners who happened to be charging their EVs at the newly installed Superchargers in the Visitor Center's parking lot received an unexpected bonus when they were invited to attend the Roadster's unveiling in the Museum.

The Museum’s display of about 25 EVs represents only a quarter of HEVF's world’s largest collection of historically significant EVs:

  • 1930 Detroit Electric,
  • rare 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV,
  • a record setting EV racer,
  • Willie Nelson’s Rolls style golf cart
  • and more.

In addition to the EVs listed below under Expected Display Vehicles, attendees will be able to view up close and personal these EVs in HEVF's collection.

There was also a presentation about the Aptera solar powered electric car currently in development.

The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation, the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Association Chapter and the City of Kingman Office of Tourism partnered to organize this event to celebrate the benefits of electrified transportation at the Route 66 EV Museum for the benefit of electric vehicle consumers and potential EV buyers from Kingman, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Vegas and all areas of Arizona.


photo by: MarsMedia
Seattle area, Historic EV Foundation volunteers Mary Lynne Finn (L) and Lesley True (R) unveil the Foundation's latest acquisition, a rare 2008 Tesla Roadster (#480) donated by Heidi Locke Simon in memory of her late husband, Greg "Simo" Simon.

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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.

Kingman's COVID-19 response make the wearing of a mask optional, but participants should observe social distancing according to the Mohave County Health Department's Coronavirus Response Hub. The guidelines at the top of this event's description reflect the CDC's national guidelines in cases where there are none locally. 

Come join us!


Kingman’s FREE to attend Drive Electric Earth Day event will feature the most diverse range of electric vehicles on display at any of the 200 Drive Electric events being planned nation-wide. In addition to meeting and talking with real-world drivers who advocate adopting EV technology, attendees will be given FREE admission to the Route 66 EV Museum.

The Museum’s EV display of about 25 EVs represents only a quarter of the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation’s (HEVF) world’s largest collection of historically significant EVs. In addition to the EVs listed below under Expected Display Vehicles, attendees will be able to view up close and personal these EVs in HEVF's collection:

  • 1930 Detroit Electric,
  • rare 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV,
  • a record setting EV racer,
  • Willie Nelson’s Rolls style golf cart
  • and more.

To end the event with a flourish around 2:00 p.m., the Foundation will unveil its latest historically significant EV acquisition, an extremely rare 2008 Tesla Roadster (# 480). Tesla sold a total of approximately 2,450 of these pioneering EVs and about half of those were sold outside of the U.S. 

There will also be a presentation about the Aptera solar powered electric car currently in development.

Sign-up below:

  • as a participant to display your electric vehicle,
  • as a volunteer to help with event logistics or
  • as an attendee who is interested in learning more about from drivers who will be sharing their first-hand, uncensored knowledge about their EV experiences.

The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation, the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Association Chapter and the City of Kingman Office of Tourism have partnered to organize this opportunity for electric vehicle consumers and potential EV buyers from Kingman, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Vegas and all areas of Arizona to celebrate the benefits of electrified transportation at the Route 66 EV Museum.




Registered Attendees

There are currently 33 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
7 Models 11

Registered attendees report 584,950 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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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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