Drive Electric Earth Day
JEA Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 16, 2022
|Day:||Saturday, April 16, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||12:00 - 4:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Event ReportThis event was sponsored by JEA Drive Electric, an EV education, awareness, and off-peak charging program of JEA. JEA is the seventh largest municipal utility in the nation, and is committed to improving the lives of people in our community. Efficient passenger and fleet transportation electrification was on display today with JTA's autonomous vehicle, Ollie, and one of their full sized electric buses. Attendees also rode in and observed electric freight moving vehicles manufactured by Cenntro. JEA displayed examples of its light and medium sized electric fleet vehicles.
Local dealerships brought ten of the newest EVs for Ride & Drives. Special thanks are due to the Tom Bush family of dealerships for the consistent support of transportation electrification in Northeast Florida. Arcimoto was also onsite with one of the most efficient vehicles on the market.
Events like this one demonstrate that Ride & Drive events drive awareness and sales of electric vehicles. Consumers at all points on the journey from ICE vehicle owner to EV owner were engaged, educated, and moved towards EV ownership. Through local media and social media channels we see that around 800,000 customers became aware of the event. This event was about four times larger than the NDEW event in October 2020. That event was the largest in the Southeastern US. This event appears to have bee the largest DEED event in the entire US! Wow, look at Jacksonville!
photo by: dave
The event was in a very large space with over 100 owner EVs in a large NFL-sized parking lot.
JEA Drive Electric is excited to host a Ride and Drive event at
TIAA Bank Field!
Lot J and Gate 1 Plaza
FREE to attend • Test drive the latest EVs* • Meet local EV drivers • Show off your EV
Learn how to make the change to electric • Learn why thousands of your neighbors have switched
Earth Day electric, water, and sewer conservation info • See Olli, the fully autonomous electric vehicle
TIAA Bank Field does not have charging stations.
Free public stations can be found here: https://www.plugshare.com/map/free-ev-stations, and paid public stations here: https://www.plugshare.com/.
Admission is free! Be sure to RSVP for event updates or volunteer.
Visit https://www.jeadriveelectric.com/ to learn more about JEA Drive Electric.
*Valid driver license, printed insurance card, and signed waiver will be required for test drives.
There are currently 969 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||25|
|Tesla Model Y||19|
|Tesla Model S||14|
|Tesla Model X||11|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||8|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||7|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||4|
|BMW i3 REx||3|
|MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door||2|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD||1|
|Volvo XC40 Recharge twin||1|
|Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV||1|
Registered attendees report 2,822,469 electric miles driven.
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