Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Bar Harbor Task Force On The Climate Emergency EV Showcase
Bar Harbor, ME
Apr 24, 2022

Day: Sunday, April 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: The Bar Harbor Club
55 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Event Report

Our event was a success. We had 100 years of EVs present. A 1922 Detroit Electric from the Seal Cove Auto Museum (driven to the event) to a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 2022 Ford Mustang GT.  We had Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, Tesla, VW, GEM, Pedego Electric Bicycles, and Nissan vehicles present.  A great location with many tourists wandering by and getting informed.  The Weather was great and the Bar Harbor Club was a first class location.  Amalia Siegel from  Efficiency Maine spoke about new charging  infrastructure coming to the surrounding areas as well as incentives and rebates. Gordon Beck from A Climate To Thrive talked about the benefits of EV Ownership, charging and this great event.  Finally, Norm Burdzel talked about EV ownership and Winter range expectations.  

photo by: Andrew Burdzel
2022 Mach E Gt, 2021 Mach E Premium RWD , Tesla Y, Tesla 3, Tesla X.

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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.

In celebration of Drive Electric Earth Day, the Bar Harbor Task Force on the Climate Emergency welcomes you to attend our very first free Electric and Plug In Hybrid  Vehicle Showcase in Bar Harbor, Maine on April 24, 2022 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

There will be many local owners with their cars on display allowing you to get real ownership, reliability, range, charging and technical questions answered by the people who own and drive them. We expect some to offer short road-trips around town so you can experience the thrill of riding in an EV. 

We have invited local plug in and electric car and bike dealers to help you learn about new EV offerings, costs, incentives, rebates and how to purchase.  Come and learn about a new zero emission vehicle rental service in town allowing you to explore the area in the very near future.

Now is a great time to consider the switch to a zero emissions vehicle. We know EVs are an important part of minimizing green house gas emissions and resolving the global climate emergency. We hope to see you there.

Be sure to RSVP at https://driveelectricearthday.org/index

Where: Bar Harbor Club, 55 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME  04609

Free public visitor parking will be at the West Street Hotel, 50 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, directly behind the hotel with a very short walk to the Event

 What:

- EV showcase with local EV owners and experts on hand to answer all of your EV questions, electric and plug in cars, electric bicycles, and more.
- Local car and electric bicycle dealers may be on site with EVs for you to have a look at.

-Bar Harbor’s new low speed electric vehicle rental service will have vehicles on display.

-Real EV and Plug In Hybrid  owners will offer local rides in several models around the town.
-Guest speakers to discuss the details of EV ownership, purchasing as well as Incentives and Rebates

 A special thanks to A Climate to Thrive and The Bar Harbor Club for assisting with this great event. 

Event participants and vendors showing vehicles should plan to arrive before 9:30 AM for setup. 

Update 4/19/22  Unfortunately the Electric School Bus has Cancelled.





Registered Attendees

There are currently 54 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Tesla Model 3 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
13 Models 18

Registered attendees report 525,362 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
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