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Earth Day Avondale EV car show
Avondale, AZ
Apr 22, 2021

Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm MST
Location: Avondale Civic Library Parking lot
11350 Civic Center Dr
Avondale, AZ 85323
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

We have exhibitors from Charge Point and Clean cities. We gave handouts from PIA to many visitors. The best part was we have many different vehicles including a Solectria E10 with updated Lithium batteries and 2 VW conversions a 73 Super Beetle and the 914. They both have new AC controllers, reused Volt lithium battery packs and J-1772 charge ports. We also had a rare FORD Focus EV , FIAT 5002, Spark EV along with the Bolt Volt from Chevy. Of course the best selling EVs in the World with a Tesla S3X and Y. 

   Our state of Arizona is no longer a ZEV state so we can't get many of the new Electrics. We are very lucky to have Tesla and the Chevy Bolt.  All others are very rare. The AZDEQ Department Of Environmental Quality had killed our ZEV CLean car policy back in 2006. We have been fighting to bring is back every since. 
   The Solar PV shaded parking was a great talking point as well as the 2 Charge Point L2 chargers that were shown in action.

    This was the 1st EV show in the Western area of the Greater Phoenix area. The city of Avondale is added many Electrics to their fleet and are a great place to tell about electric.  

photo by: Phoenix Electric Auto Association
Left to right are our members Dan Nelson who with his 2 college children converted the VW Super Beetle and 914. Next is Darin who drove his Tesla model 3 and get 20 L2 chargers in at his bank office and to the right is Greg Lutowski who drove his Blue Tesla model 3 which he used for his job visiting clients. the 2 Port Charge point is in front of the cars at the Avondale Library.

Event Description


We will be in the Avondale Civic Center Parking lot that has a large solar PV shaded area. They also have two top-rated ChargePoint units to charge your vehicle.  We will have 10-20 vehicles from a Tesla Model X with a travel trailer they use all over the USA. We will also have Chevy Bolt and Spar EVs. Along with many others to show and ask owners questions. 

There will also be magazines with the latest EV news about charging, batteries and vehicles. Did you know we have 3 electric vehicle factories in Arizona? Like Lucid in Casa Grande that will start deliveries in June 2021, to Nikola that has HQ in 4141 Broadway and is building a new factory in Coolidge. Just this week Solo announced its factory will be in Mesa AZ. There are also over 500 public charging spots in Arizona. 


Registered Attendees

There are currently 30 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model Y 1
8 Models 10

Registered attendees report 185,765 electric miles driven.

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