Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Charlotte Earth Day - Drive Electric
Charlotte, NC
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Uptown Charlotte near First Ward Park
219 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

  • Arrival brought their prototype van to the event.
  • We had 4 Rivian R1Ts at the event
  • Tesla Model 3 police car
  • 2000 Ford Electric pickup truck
  • 2 Motorcycle manufactures, Huck and Shandoka
  • Plug-in NC had a table and two vehicles
  • Platinum Sponsor Wells Fargo had a display
  • Food Truck
  • Ford Transit (HVAC company's truck)
Event was publicized through Facebook groups, radio mentions on NPR and others.

Photos (note the folder named Facebook are not from me, but pulled from Facebook.  I could reach out for permission is needed).

photo by: Andrew Wojton
Several more photos on Google Drive link. Let me know if you would like to use one. I'll confirm the photographer and use permission. Photos (note the folder named Facebook are not from me, but pulled from Facebook. I could reach out for permission is needed).

More photos from this event.

Event Description


219 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28202

We have reached our capacity for displaying vehicles. If you would like to bring a vehicle, please click the Contact button and reach out to see if any spaces have opened up. 

Come check out a variety of electric vehicles (EVs) in person to learn more about the benefits of EVs and talk to current EV drivers about their experiences. Multiple makes and models will be there! Just a block away from the Charlotte Earth Day Celebration in First Ward Park. This first ever celebration promises to be an inspirational, fun, enchanting and enlightening event celebrating the diversity and beauty of life on Earth….for the kids, for the grandkids, for us ALL!

Featured Attendees


Arrival is a technology company pioneering a new method of design and production of affordable, commercial electric vehicles (EVs) in local Microfactories. We want to power a green transition and make our cities better places to live, by developing truly sustainable and equitable mobility ecosystems, creating clean air for communities all over the world. 

Arrival's Knowledge Station

Arrival's Knowledge Station is all about electric vehicles (EVs) and zero-carbon transportation. Kids will learn about the differences between EVs and gas-powered vehicles, why EVs are better for the environment and human health, and some alternative forms of zero-carbon transportation. Kids will also get a chance to enter the van and collect packages- just like a delivery driver!

Plug-in NC

Plug-in NC has been working since 2011 to establish North Carolina as a leader in electric transportation. We are a statewide program that promotes electric driving through education and outreach, consulting and resource development. We also strive to provide a collaborative opportunity for stakeholders to work together to ensure a seamless integration of electric vehicles into our local communities.

We have confirmed two local Rivian Owners will be displaying their R1Ts!

Huck Cycles

Huck Cycles builds electric motorbikes in Cornelius NC. The Rebel, a steel frame bike, and the Overland, an aluminum framed bike that is bolted together are the two current models. Plan on 50 miles of fun on a full charge on these moped class rides. 

Shandoka Electric Motorcycles
Shandoka is a Charlotte-born electric motorcycle company that makes it safe and predictable to retrofit existing motorcycles to run on Electricity. These conversion systems pave the way to affordable electric vehicles that fit every lifestyle. After several years of stealth development, they are presenting several unique, new model designs at this year’s Drive Electric Earth Day.

Marshville Police Department
Marshville Police Department will be displaying their Tesla Model 3, one of the first Tesla Model 3s in the country converted for a Police Department. The vehicle entered service back in November 2020 and the town is monitoring the cost savings and will use the data to make informed decisions on their fleet of vehicles in the future.

Wells Fargo (Platinum Sponsor)

·      We are proud and excited to be a platinum level sponsor for of Plug in America’s Drive Electric Earth Day events.

·      We sponsor events like these as part of our company’s commitment to address climate change. Wells Fargo has been focused on sustainability for many years. Most recently, we announced last year our goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — including financed emissions.

·      Providing education and awareness about electric vehicles (EV) at events like this, as well as providing access to financing for EVs, is one way we are working toward that goal.

The Electric Vehicles will be on display in two parking lots located at 219 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28202. Additional Charlotte Earth Day Celebration booths/events located 1/2 a block away in First Ward Park.

GPS: 219 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28202

Registered Attendees

There are currently 375 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 14
Tesla Model 3 10
Tesla Model S 5
Ford Mustang Mach-E 4
Tesla Model X 3
Volkswagen ID.4 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Jaguar I-Pace 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Rivian R1T 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
E-Bike 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Jeep Wrangler 4xe 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Polestar 2 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
Victory Empulse TT 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
25 Models 62

Registered attendees report 1,502,153 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

All DEEM 2025 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Month.

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