Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
AustinEV Earth Day Gathering
Austin, TX
Apr 22, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm CDT
Audience: Austin, TX, Local Area
Host: AustinEV: the Austin Area Electric Auto Association
Topic: Environmental Benefits
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

We got a lot of good engagement/RSVPs from our local crowd, but last-minute availability issues resulted in a cancelation of the live stream.  We did fall back to inviting asynchronous virtual participation in a EV scavenger hunt over that following weekend.

Event Description


Gather to hear from Austin-based organizations and individuals working with electric transportation to make an impact on the climate challenges we all face.

Join us as we kick off a virtual competition we will be running for Austinites over the Earth Day weekend.

Update - 4/22 - 

Unfortunately, due to an unexpected scheduling issue, we won't be able to host the live event as we had planned it.  The live Zoom call at 7pm is canceled.  

In its place, we hope that we've come up with a fun way to celebrate the progress electric vehicles have made here in Austin together but apart.  

A wild EV count.

From now to the end of April we'll be grabbing photos of any electric vehicles we find, (getting permission from the owner), and sharing them.  

We hope you will too.

Get outside, enjoy your day, our amazing city, and our green spaces. If you see an electric vehicle in the wild, snap a photo and share it with us on your favorite platform.  We're hoping you will share your scooters, your bikes, your onewheel, and your cars - anything that drives electric.  

We'll be monitoring Instagram, facebook and twitter for your publicly shared posts tagged with #AustinEVcount2021.  It doesn't have to be yours to participate, but if it is not, please try and get permission to share it.  

Let's see how many (not so)rare electric vehicles we can find in the Austin area!

This should be fun all on its own, but we'll also be choosing a few of you to receive some of the EV swag we've been collecting as a thank you for sharing.  We'll be keeping track of who shares photos and choose a group randomly at the end of the month to receive some fun electric vehicle-focused merch.

Again, we're sorry we won't be seeing you this evening.  We announce our AustinEV meetings on our website, on our list and in our meetup group and we hope we will meet you there in the future.  Please make sure you join one of those to keep in touch. (links below)

We hope you have a great Earth Day and enjoy some time outdoors with your loved ones.

The AustinEV team

Announcement of the count:

AustinEV website:

AustinEV discussion list:

AustinEV meetup group:

Registered Attendees

There are currently 62 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
Tesla Model 3 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
13 Models 28

Registered attendees report 686,482 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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