04.01.2022
More than 180 events to highlight EVs during Drive Electric Earth Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2022

Contact:
Noah Barnes, Plug In America, nbarnes@pluginamerica.org
Elaine Borseth, Electric Vehicle Association, elaineborseth@myeva.org
Shane Reese, EVHybridNoire, shane@evhybridnoire.com
Larisa Manescu, Sierra Club, larisa.manescu@sierraclub.org

More than 180 events to highlight EVs during Drive Electric Earth Day

Consumers can test drive and experience clean electric vehicles across the U.S.

NATIONWIDE—Throughout the month of April, consumers across the country will have the opportunity to experience clean electric vehicles (EVs) at Drive Electric Earth Day events. The more than 180 in-person and online events in 39 states, plus Canada and New Zealand, will feature EV test drives, showcases, informative workshops, and other fun activities that highlight the environmental, performance, and cost-saving benefits of EVs. Details on events can be found at DriveElectricEarthDay.org.

All-electric vehicles have no tailpipe, which means no emissions from the vehicle, improving air quality and public health for our communities. Even when accounting for generating the electricity to fuel EVs, they still produce far less CO2 than gasoline vehicles, reducing the devastating effects of climate change, including wildfires, hurricanes, and more.

Drive Electric Earth Day comes at a time when an increasing number of EVs are hitting the market, with more than 70 models now available in the U.S., including SUVs and pickup trucks. The many used EVs that are now available are also making driving electric more affordable, particularly as EVs can be less expensive to fuel and maintain.

“Consumers are excited about  EVs, but they sometimes have questions about making the transition,” said Joel Levin, executive director of Plug In America. “Drive Electric Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to learn about EVs and talk to real-life EV drivers and see why the vast majority say they will never go back to a gasoline vehicle.”

“There has never been a better time to drive electric,” said Elaine Borseth, president of the Electric Vehicle Association. “Gas prices are rising, our environment is suffering from an increasing rate of emissions and there is now an ever growing selection of EVs to choose from. Our members, all volunteers, love talking to people about the experience and benefits of driving EVs. We hope to see you at an event in your community.”

“EVs can provide a cleaner and greener transportation future that helps address health, environmental, workforce and economic disparities, particularly for historically excluded and frontline communities that have been severely impacted by pollution-emitting vehicles,” said Terry Travis, co-founder of EVHybridNoire. “Drive Electric Earth Day helps to realize that vision by providing a venue for people of all backgrounds to discover the EV experience.”

“We are in a pivotal moment for clean transportation in the US, with a federal administration that is investing in the ambitious policies needed to accelerate the transition so we can finally dump fossil fuel vehicles for the health of our communities,” said Hieu Le, senior campaign representative for the Sierra Club. “Drive Electric Earth Day offers the chance for people to be together in community and learn more about EVs from people who are more than willing to spread the word about their benefits.”

To learn more and RSVP for an event, visit DriveElectricEarthDay.org. Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, EVHybridNoire, and the Sierra Club are the national presenters of Drive Electric Earth Day.

Wells Fargo is a Platinum Level Sponsor, Electrify America is a Silver Level Sponsor, and Edison International is a Bronze Level Sponsor of Drive Electric Earth Day. All sponsors support Plug In America’s coordination of Drive Electric Earth Day.

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About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in EVs in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org

About Electric Vehicle Association
The Electric Vehicle Association is North America’s leading volunteer organization that accelerates the adoption of EVs. More than 100 chapters and thousands of members talk neighbor-to-neighbor at community events about the benefits of driving electric. For more information, visit myeva.org.

About EVHybridNoire
EVHybridNoire is the nation’s largest network of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts, the voice of multicultural EV drivers, and the first national diverse organization focused on e-mobility, environmental sustainability, clean energy, and transportation equity — providing access for all to next-generation vehicles and transportation options. For more information, visit evhybridnoire.com.

About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.8 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org.