Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Downtown Lakeland
Munn Park area
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Event Report

Lakeland’s very first Electric Vehicle outreach event, ”Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland,” was a huge success! 


This free, family-friendly outdoor event was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park, adjacent to the Lakeland Farmers Market.  The event featured local EV & PHEV owners showcasing their vehicles, answering visitor’s questions, & sharing their EV-enthusiasm. The Lakeland Farmers Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, delicious food, and crafts booths added to the festivities.


Eleven electric vehicles (EVs) & plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) were on display, including: Ford C-Max Energi, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Nissan LEAF, Tesla 3, Tesla S, Tesla Y, and Volkswagen ID4, as well as an electric bicycle.  EV exhibitors included individual owners, Lakeland Electric Utility, and Lakeland Volkswagen dealership.


Visitors enjoyed learning about EVs at our DEED welcome canopies, which featured EV educational displays, prize drawings, an “EV-IQ” quiz, and children’s EV craft activities.   Prizes included a programmable thermostat generously donated by Lakeland Electric.


Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz issued a Proclamation designating April 23, 2022, as “Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland”.  The proclamation states that the City of Lakeland is dedicated to leadership in clean energy, energy conservation, sustainability, and ensuring a healthy environment for its citizens.


Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland was organized with the help of volunteers from the Polk EV Outreach Committee, the League of Women Voters of Polk County and the Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee.


The groups also look forward to hosting National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events in September 2022, as well as our second annual Drive Electric Earth Day event on April 22, 2023.

photo by: K. Freedman
EV Owners & visitors discuss benefits of EVs at DEED Lakeland. Pictured on left are: White 2019 Nissan LEAF, Red 2022 Tesla 3, Gray 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Blue 2022 Tesla Y, Gray 2015 Ford C-Max Energi, & an Ecotric E-Bike. On right: Gray 2022 Kia EV6 (more EVs but not in photo).

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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.

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs) and how to charge them?  Come to Downtown Lakeland on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 9:00am-1:00pm to learn why EVs are becoming so popular!  Have questions about EV charging options?  We can answer those too!

This FREE family-friendly event will have several EV owners showcasing their EVs, answering your questions, and sharing their enthusiasm.  Several different EV models, including electric bikes, will be on display.  The event will also feature Downtown Lakeland's great local restaurants & outdoor cafes, as well as the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, food, and crafts booths.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 76 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model Y 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
13 Models 22

Registered attendees report 360,096 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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