Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Cincinnati EV Ride & Drive
Blue Ash, OH
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road
Blue Ash, OH 45242
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Event Report

The weather was glorious and Summit Park was full of Earth Day exhibitors.  At our Drive Electric Cincinnati booth, we chatted with passers by and found much more interest in electric vehicles than in 2019, the last time the Summit Park Earth Day celebration was held.  We gave out all our flyers listing EVs available on the market and directed people over to our second location at the edge of the parking lot for EV rides and drives.

The Earth Day celebration was perfect for reaching people who were curious about EVs, but who may not have made a separate trip to a dedicated EV ride & drive event.  Three-quarters of the people who did rides or test drives found us by walking by our booth, without pre-registering.

In our limited reserved parking we had 9 different EV models and a Zero motorcycle, most volunteered by private owners.  Thanks to Tesla's Cincinnati Service Center for supplying a Model 3 Performance and Kings Volkswagen for providing an ID.4.  We kept them all busy with a total of 23 rides or test drives!  In out post-drive survey, 94% of respondents said they were "likely" or "very likely" to buy an EV in the future.

photo by: Marcy Taylor
Event volunteers Maggie Hirt, Tim and Connie O'Connor, Roberto Soto, Jim Kelly, Gary Heaton, Phil Smith

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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.

Drive Electric Cincinnati invites you to join us for a ride and drive at the Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration 2022 at Summit Park in Blue Ash, OH.

If you would like to learn more about electric vehicles, this event is for you!  Check out the EVs, talk to EV owners and ask them questions about driving electric.  Sign up at the event to ride in an EV, or even take one out for a test drive.  Go out more than once to ride in different EVs to compare.  Experience the smooth, quiet acceleration and see for yourself what people are talking about!  We will have EVs from multiple automakers, including Chevy, VW, and Tesla.

EV Owners:  Be sure to come by our booth (#62A, see map below) and share your EV experience and compare notes with other EV owners.  IMPORTANT:  Unless the event organizer has separately confirmed your vehicle as one of the 5 EVs available for Ride & Drive, you will have to park in the general parking area mixed in with other vehicles.  (To enjoy a large EV Showcase and personally show your vehicle, please register for our Drive Electric Earth Day event in Northside on April 30.)  With parking needed for thousands of people attending the the general Summit Park Cincinnati Earth Day event, we have only 5 reserved EV parking spaces for our Ride & Drive cars.

The event officially starts at noon, but vendors set-up should be complete by 11am.  So beat the heat and come early.

Where to park: Unless your vehicle is confirmed as a ride and drive car, park in any of the lots marked "General Parking".


How to find us: Our booth (#62) is near the big canopy, and the Ride & Drive cars are diagonally across the oval at "Test Drive Electric Cars" (#25).  




Registered Attendees

There are currently 63 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 702,400 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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

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