Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Deep River Drive Electric Earth Day
Deep River, CT
Apr 16, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am EDT
Location: Deep River Elementary School
12 River Street
Deep River, CT 064187
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Event Report

We thank all who were able to come to our iconic Elementary School, centrally located near downtown Deep River!

An impressive array of current-production EV's were brought by owners who were eager to discuss with visitors the benefits and any idiosyncrasy of their particual model. i 

Members of the Deep River Sustainable Committee, which is sponsoring the event, also attended to share their activities designed to enhance Deep River's ecological and cultural well-being. These include an initiative around food scraps recycling, residential lawn care recommendations, and, yes, electric vehicle chargers for town and private properties. 

Sierra club was present with a table full of useful information -- EV-specific handouts, including the Connecticut CHEAPR rebate program,  as well as documents addressing climate change in genenral . 

The Sustainable Committee has been engaging with Elementary School teachers to raise awareness around electric vehicles and their gentler impact on the environment.  At this event we demonstrated to students (and parents!) lab equipment that that shows the principles of an EV being charged with Solar coupled with battery storage.   This kit will be  a permament part of the school's Maker Lab going forward,  along with lesson plans to guide students in their discovery process. 

photo by: Beva Nall-Langdon
One bank of EV's at the Deep River EV Show

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.

Come to our iconic Elementary School, centrally located near downtown Deep River!

Current owners of electric vehicles will be showing their cars and standing by to discuss the technology with visitors who might be new to this technology.  

Members of the Deep River Sustainable Committee, which is sponsoring the event, will also be attending to share their activities designed to enhance Deep River's ecological and cultural well-being. These include an initiative around food scraps recycling, residential lawn care recommendations, and, yes, electric vehicle chargers for town and private properties.

We are also working with the Elementary School students to raise awareness around electric vehicles and their gentler impact on the environment.  At this event we will demonstrate to students (and older people who are still student-at-heart!) lab equipment that that shows the principles of an EV being charged with Solar coupled with battery storage. 



Drive Electric Earth Day is presented by Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, the Sierra Club, Wells Fargo, and EVHybridNoire



Registered Attendees

There are currently 34 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Tesla Model Y 2
BMW i3 1
E-Scooter 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge twin 1
12 Models 16

Registered attendees report 210,400 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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