Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Cincinnati EV Showcase and Ride & Drive--Northside
Cincinnati, OH
Apr 30, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 30, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Location: Northside public parking (adjacent to Northside Transit Center)
4030 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

In contrast with the general Summit Park Earth Day celebration the week before, this event in Northside was an EV meet-up as well as our biggest-ever ride & drive.  We had over 25 EVs total and gave over 60 rides or test drives.  The stars of the show were two Rivian R1T electric pickup trucks.  One of them gave over 20 rides!

We had 15 different EV models, a Zero motorcycle and a couple of e-bikes.  Thanks to Kings Volkswagen for providing an ID.4 and EVenture Rentals for bringing their Tesla Model X.  Other EVs showcased include Ford Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model S, 3, Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Audi etron, Hyundai Kona EV, Kia Niro EV and Soul EV, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and BMW X5 PHEV. In our post-drive survey, 96% of riders said they were "likely" or "very likely" to buy an EV in the future.

Thanks to Electrada for installing EV charging—12 EV chargers within walking distance.  Thanks also to Northside Business Association for hosting the event!  This was our first ride & drive event in Northside.  The location worked great, and the community was diverse and welcoming.

photo by: Gary Heaton
Event volunteer Phil Smith enjoying a donut (courtesy of Electrada) while checking out ride & drive volunteer David Dawson’s blue Tesla Model Y

More photos from this event.

Event Description


à Please note: this event has moved from Cincinnati Museum Center to Northside!

Drive Electric Cincinnati invites you to an electric vehicle showcase and ride & drive at 4030 Hamilton Avenue, adjacent to the Northside Transit Center.

EV Owners – bring your EV to join our EV Showcase!  Share your EV experience and compare notes with other EV owners.  If you are willing to give EV rides in your personal EV, please note that in the comments when you register via the "Participate" button.

Interesting in learning more about driving electric?  Not yet an Electric Vehicle (EV) owner? This event is for you!  Check out the wide range of EVs available, including Tesla Model Y, Mustang Mach-E, VW ID.4, Chevy Bolt and more.  Chat with EV owners—the best source of information about what it is like to own and drive an electric car.  Learn about options for public charging and charging at home.  Join our interactive chalk mural family activity: turn a parking space into a work of art!

At the event, sign up to ride in an EV or take one out for a test drive.  Experience smooth, quiet EV acceleration and see for yourself what people are talking about!

Parking: Parking in the event’s lot is free until 2pm.  (Event teardown is 1pm; you are welcome to have lunch in a local restaurant after the event.)  Come by the tents after you arrive.

  • ·        EV drivers: enter the lot from Blue Rock St and take one of the spaces reserved for the EV showcase.
  • ·        Drivers of non-EVs: enter from Hamilton Ave.  If that part of the lot is full, we will guide you to nearby parking.  (The lot does not have an entrance off Crosby St, despite what Google Maps thinks.)

EV charging:  The adjacent Northside Transit Center has 2 Flo-network chargers; on the other side Blue Rock Street from the event, Gantry Apartments has 4 (shown on map below).  In addition, the lot at Lingo & Hamilton has 6 chargers.  

Thanks to Electrada for installing EV charging and to Northside Business Association for hosting the event!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 230 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 10
Tesla Model Y 5
Audi e-tron 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Rivian R1T 2
Tesla Model S 2
Cadillac ELR 1
E-Bike 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
18 Models 36

Registered attendees report 954,400 electric miles driven.

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