Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
EVs at the Farmer's Market
Oxnard, CA
Apr 20, 2023

Day: Thursday, April 20, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm PDT
Location: Plaza Park
South C Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

VCREA partnered with the Oxnard Downtowners to host a "mini-EV Display," or "Muestra de Carro Electrico," at Oxnard's Plaza Park Earth Day Farmer's Market. The mini display showcased three affordable EV models, including the Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, and Chrysler Pacifica, and visitors were encouraged to explore the cars' interiors. The booth was stocked with EV information and brochures, and iPads featuring virtual EV ride and drives. A prize wheel attracted kids and their parents to our booth, increasing our engagement with the public. Some of the most common questions/topics in outreach revolved around vehicle cost, vehicle range, and charging. 

To accommodate visitors who spoke English, Spanish, or Mixteco, VCREA provided verbal EV outreach in each of these languages, while outreach materials were available in both English and Spanish. Attendees were invited to sign up for EV purchase assistance through Ecology Action's EV Purchase Guidance Program and were informed about rebate programs that could help finance the purchase of an EV. Visitors were delighted to learn how much funding was available to help them make the switch to an electric vehicle. 

We are grateful to the Oxnard Downtowners for hosting the event and to the Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) and County of Ventura staff for their invaluable support staffing this event. 

photo by: photo taken by Nancy Clarin
staff showcases EV Bolt battery to booth visitors

Event Description


VCREA, in partnership with the Oxnard Downtowners, will hold a “mini-EV Display” or “Muestra de Carro Electrico,” at Oxnard’s Plaza Park Earth Day Farmer’s Market. The Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers’ Market is a free open-air community market that offers guests the opportunity to shop, relax in the park, eat, and listen to live music performances by local entertainers. VCREA’s mini display will feature 1-5 affordable EV models that are eligible for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP). Two educational booths will complement to EV display, acting as a hub for bilingual EV-related resources. Attendees will be encouraged to sign up for purchase assistance through Ecology Action’s EV Purchase Guidance Program. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 2 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ioniq Electric 1
2 Models 2

Registered attendees report 155,000 electric miles driven.

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