Drive Electric Earth Day
EV Festival in Somers
Apr 23, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT|
|Location:||Festival Foods, Somers
6000 31st Street & Green Bay Rd
Somers, WI 53140
Event ReportFestival Foods of Somers, WI, was the site host of this fabulous event. The corporate staff (Samantha) and store staff members (Jessica and Justine) were excited to help us in every way possible. They offered us access to their parking areas and their Level-2 charging stations and their cart lobby for our signage. Two other nearby Festival Food stores also helped with the signage from their stores. It was a true team effort.
All of the EV exhibitors were informative, gracious, and passionate about their EVs, and I am certain the attendees felt great learning about EV technology. The Earth Day weather was perfect (with the exception of some wind gusts which flew the informational material down the street a few times). It was a fun time for all of the exhibitors and thrill-seeking attendees.
photo by: Evelyn Pizzala
The foreground in the Festival Foods parking lot shows a 2017 Chevy BOLT EV (with the newly-installed battery from a recall) owned by DEED host Joe Dubaniewicz of Somers, WI. Also pictured are Frank Feingold (yellow shirt) of Franklin, WI, with his 2021 Tesla Model Y, James Gibson (green vest) of Racine, WI, with his 2020 Chevy BOLT EV, two unaccompanied Ford Mustang Mach-E (black) vehicles, and a white 2018 Tesla Model 3 owned by Bob Kaplow of Dundee, IL.
Festival Foods, Somers will be having a Drive Electric Earth Day DEED celebration. DEED is presented nationally by Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, the Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire.
This local event is presented by Drive $MART Wisconsin.
Local EV owners and EV advocates will be providing information about Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEV), and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV).
- We will have several BEV/HEV/PHEV vehicles on display and some will offer exciting test rides!
- Reserved Parking for the EVs that are being Displayed and EVs where rides will be offered.
Additional information to be presented:
All the Auto manufacturers' new EVs with driving range and MSRP prices through Plug In America datasheets.
Local dealerships' inventory of used EVs with miles driven and dealer pricing with your own online searches.
Festival Foods, Somers will have two Level-2 J1772 charging stations available at their Northwest parking lot.
Cost is FREE for 3 hours.
There are currently 56 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Tesla Model Y||3|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 595,163 electric miles driven.