Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Boku Café Electric Vehicle Show
Ojai, CA
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm PDT
Location: Café BōKU
987 W Ojai Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
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Event Report

Boku Café is a popular vegan restaurant and electric vehicle charging hub in Ojai, featuring multiple Tesla and Electrify America chargers. This year, we collaborated with EV Advocates of Ventura County and the owners of Boku Café to put on an EV showcase. Our EV Display at Boku Superfoods was our only in-person DEED event this year that was independent of another organization’s Earth Day event. Still, we had a great turnout from individuals that were at Boku Superfoods to grab a bite, charge their electric vehicles, or learned about the event through our marketing efforts. 

Approximately 24 electric vehicles were on display, representing at least 15 different models. Several other EVs were at Boku Café, although not part of the display. Attendees flocked toward the polished rows of EVs and were enthusiastic to learn from the EV owners.  

VCREA’s interactive booth was stocked with EV information and brochures, a laptop featuring virtual EV ride and drives, as well as a prize wheel to attract kids and their parents. More than 50 individuals participated in our booth game and several more stopped by just to have their EV questions answered. Some of the most common questions revolved around affordability, availability at dealerships, and upcoming models. Booth visitors were encouraged to speak to an EV owner from a display, explaining that they are often a more reliable source of information than dealership employees. Attendees especially enjoyed browsing the EV display with the Plug-in America EV Guide. 


photo by: Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA)
Event attendees gather to hear from EV drivers from EV Advocated of Ventura County

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.

VCREA presents...
EV Show at Café BōKU


Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle but feel like you don’t have enough information to decide? Do you have even a teeniest, tiniest interest in EV technology and want to learn more? Maybe you just want to check out some cool electric cars! Whatever your interest level, the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) invites you to join us and the EV Advocates of Ventura County at Café BōKU Superfood for an electric vehicle show. 

You'll get a chance to have all your EV-related questions answered and meet real EV owners many of whom have years of EV experience. Stop by and check out our informational booths for EV buying guides and information on rebates and how to get a car charger installed at your home or place of business. Spin the wheel for a chance to win cool prizes like Evie McWheelie coloring pages, stickers, water canteens, pizza, and more! 

Best of all, you can purchase Boku Superfoods products in the store and recharge yourself with healthy beverages and foods at the Café BōKU.


In conjunction with this event, the EV Advocates of Ventura County will be holding their monthly meeting. This is a diverse group of volunteers and primarily Ventura County residents who drive EV’s and participate in advocacy, education, and outreach programs for electric vehicles. Join us to participate in making positive change for our community and environment.

Café BōKU Superfood is located in the old Ford dealership at the west entrance to Ojai and is making the transition to become a sustainable transportation center by hosting both a Tesla Supercharger and Electrify America EV Charging Station.


Can't make this event? Come see us at...

Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day | April 9 | 9:00 am - 1pm @ Thousand Oaks Community Center

GSA Earth Day |April 22 |12:00 - 1:00 pm PDT @ Ventura Government Center

Pacific View Mall Earth Day | April 22 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm @ Pacific View Mall

For more information please contact Nancy Clarin at [email protected]



Registered Attendees

There are currently 59 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Tesla Model S 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Kia EV6 2
BMW i3 REx 1
BMW i4 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
14 Models 22

Registered attendees report 894,024 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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