Drive Electric Earth Day
Earth Day Omaha EV Display
Apr 23, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||11:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT|
|Location:||Omaha's Elmwood Park
University Drive & Elmwood Park Rd.
Omaha, NE 68106
Event ReportNebraska Sierra Club and Nebraska's Electric Vehicle Association teamed up to present the latest information on electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations. We highlighted the clean-air benefits and cost-saving benefits of using an electric vehicle. Volunteers displayed a wide variety of electric vehicles including 12 autos, a Ford Transit utility van, electric bicycles, and a brand new Omaha Metro Transit electric bus. Probably the biggest hit was a beautiful 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E displayed by a dealer. Owners were on hand to answer questions about their EV experiences.
A booth nearby provided helpful literature about electric vehicles. Being a very windy day, it was difficult to distribute literature. So one of our volunteers parked his EV near the booth, plugged an extension cord into the inverter on his car, and powered a computer at the booth all day! And we used the wifi on the Omaha Metro bus to access the internet and look up answers to questions.
Our vehicle display was in the parking lot southwest of the main Earth Day celebration. Because of congestion at the site, test drives were not available. Click here for more information about Earth Day Omaha. Click here to view our photo album of the event. Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) also had a booth with information about its incentive programs for buying EVs and installing chargers in their homes. OPPD Board Member Eric Williams visited our display.
photo by: Clyde Anderson - Event Captain
4/23/2022 - Earth Day Omaha Electric Vehicle Information Booth. The EV Display is in the parking lot behind the booth. It was a very windy day in Omaha, and concrete blocks were used to hold the booth canopy in place. Maning the booth (from the left) is Brenda Moskovits and Julie Lester.
Nebraska Sierra Club and Nebraska's Electric Vehicle (EV) associations have teamed up to present the latest information on electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations. We'll highlight the clean-air benefits and cost-saving benefits of using an electric vehicle. Volunteers will display a wide variety of electric vehicles including electric bicycles. Omaha Metro Transit will display one of its new electric buses. Owners will be on hand to answer questions about their EV experiences. A booth will be nearby with helpful literature about electric vehicles. Our display will be in the parking lot southwest of the main Earth Day celebration. Because of congestion at the site, test drives will not be available. Click here for more information about Earth Day Omaha which will be a live event on Saturday, April 23. Click here to view Sierra Club's new Electric Vehicle Guide.
Below is a map of Elmwood Park, site of Earth Day Omaha. The black triangle is the site of the EV Display.
Participants wishing to display their vehicles are requested to arrive at the parking lot on Elmwood Park Road by 11:00 AM. Access to the parking lot may be closed after 11 AM.
There are currently 29 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|Tesla Model 3||2|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||1|
|Ford Transit Connect Electric||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 454,152 electric miles driven.