Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Western MA EVent Series - #3 COOPERATION
Easthampton, MA
Apr 30, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 30, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Location: River Valley Co-op
228 Northampton Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
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Event Report

The event featured privately owned EVs displayed under a solar panel canopy. EV owners, one who drove 100 miles to participate, included people who had recognized long ago the importance of driving electric, as well as individuals who have recently realized that they can no longer drive an ICE vehicle with a good conscience.  A retired chemist in her 80's, faced with the demoralizing prospect of paying a lot of money to keep an aging gas car on the road, purchased the brand new Nissan Leaf which she brought to the event - "I can't drive a gas car".

Attendees included individuals, young and old, who spoke of a moral imperative to kick their dependence on fossil fuel, as well as people who came to compare EVs for appearance, price and performance.  A young mother walked by, glancing at the vehicles tentatively.  When greeted, she declared that her next car would be a hybrid, because she needed to drive to New York City and back.  She was welcomed into the event where she talked with EV owners who dispelled the myth of range anxiety and explained differences between the various EVs.


photo by: PVEAA
EV owners and interested visitors see the light about driving electric in the shade of a solar array.

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.

The 3rd in our EVents Series, COOPERATION will be a 2-hour Meet & Greet for enthusiasts of sustainable and multimodal transportation. Featuring battery electric automobiles and talk of trains and renewable energy, the event will be presented at the new River Valley Co-op to celebrate the Co-op's visionary support of local food, photovoltaic solar energy and sustainable transportation. The event will highlight the benefits of electric transportation with an exciting selection of privately owned electric vehicles; no e-bikes this time. EV owners will share details of driving electric and charging EVs at home and on the road. There will be demonstrations on the use of Co-op's EV chargers. Test drives will not be available, but advice and referrals to reputable EV dealers for test drives and sales will be provided.

Static EV display: Chevy Bolt 2019; Hyundai Kona 2022; Hyundai Ioniq 2021; Nissan Leaf 2022; Polestar 2022; Tesla 3 2018; Tesla Y 2020; VW ID.4 2021

Experts and advocates will provide information about residential uses of passive solar and photovoltaic solar, and visioning for increased passenger rail service in Western Mass. 

This presentation will comply with current state and local health guidelines for in-person events. Some who registered have withdrawn due to having Covid 19. Participants must wear a mask during the event for the safety of all.  For info about PVEAA and to request support for organizing your own event, contact: [email protected] 







Registered Attendees

There are currently 33 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 405,899 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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