Upcoming Events: Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day is a nationwide series of events from the same folks that organize National Drive Electric Week each September. Earth Day is April 22, and over 180 local electric vehicle events are happening during April, often to coincide with other Earth Day events. Attendees can learn about electric cars from EV owners and car dealers, and in some cases even test drive cars!

Head over to the Drive Electric Earth Day web site to check out the full list. They are happening all across the country so there may be one near you! I just wanted to highlight a few of them here for the Route 66 roadie community:

Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Tulsa event is happening as part of Tulsa's Earth Day Festival, on April 20th at Guthrie Green, just a few blocks from the original Route 66 as it passed through downtown Tulsa. Electric vehicles will be just one part of an event with art, music, food, educational booths, speakers and more.

Skokie, Illinois
Near Chicago, about 20 minutes from the start of Route 66, the Emily Oaks Nature Center is having an Earth Day celebration on April 28, and there will be a Tesla Model 3 and a Chevy Bolt available for test rides.

Belleville, Illinois
A short distance southeast of St. Louis, MO, Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville is hosting their Drive Electric Earth Day event on the evening of Earth Day itself, April 22. Owners will be showing off their EVs and answering questions. Refreshments provided!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Although not close to Route 66, the Las Vegas event is local to us, so we will be attending with both of our EVs, The Blue Spirit (Tesla Model 3) and Sparky Sparky Boom Car (Chevy Spark EV). The 10th annual Las Vegas GREENfest is an all day event on April 20th, featuring dozens of exhibitors, music, food, and family activities. If you will be in Vegas, come out and see us!


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