Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Earth Day EV Ride and Drive
Bishop, CA
Apr 22, 2023

Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Location: Bishop City Park
688 Main St
Bishop, CA 93514
Topics: Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
Home Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

This is the first time EVs have been shown at the Bishop California Earth Day.

We had continuous foot traffic and conversations. There was a display and table staffed by two people to give out informative handouts. We had seven cars, three makes and five models on display.  I used the stage microphone and invited everyone to come to our exhibit.  We had pastries in the morning and gave away 8 boxes of free pizza at noon. There were free sodas all day long. We had 2 feather signs, we had several Plug in America signs and two "Love Forests? Drive Electric" signs.  We gave out all the Nissan backpacks and shopping bags. There were drawings and 30 people won prizes. We were able to promote a lot of good will towards electric vehicles that day. People really appreciated being able to look close up and sit in electric cars.

Our small club had 100% engagement from our local members.

* Rivian R1T, Bruce Miller

* Tesla Model 3, Sharon Geiken

* Tesla Model Y, Howard Johnson

* Tesla Model Y, Lynn Bolton

* Tesla Model 3, Carol and Steve Scott

* Mustang Mach E, Kay Ogden

* Tesla Model S, Liz and Loren Lafferty

Unfortunately there were no roads inside the park where we were assigned. If we were to relocate somewhere else we would miss the participants.

We seized this opportunity to engage and spend more time one on one with our attendees! Howard Johnson estimated he talked with 3 dozen individuals showing them and telling them all about his EVs and EVs in general.  He said, several people became seriously interested in buying an EV.  Bruce Miller’s Rivian was very popular. I watched him talking and showing his Rivian from 9 am til 5:30 pm.  Kay Ogden talked about how to find chargers for non Teslas.

This was our best electric vehicle showing in the Bishop area. Next year will be even better. We plan to offer rides at our next event.

Thank you for your support.

Rhino’s Bar and Grill donated a dinner for 2

Eastern Sierra Land Trust donated a guided tour of Black Lake preserve for 4-8 people

Plug in America donated a grant for $3000

photo by: Sharon Geiken Westerberg
First EV Show at Bishop City Park Earth Day

Event Description


Ask Me About My EV!
We will be there on EARTH DAY, Saturday, April 22 from 10am til 3pm. This is held at the community celebration at the Bishop City Park in Bishop, California, with many other environmental groups and vendors.  We are enthusiastic about electric driving!  Come with your questions to ask our members. Take advantage of having an opportunity to participate in a quiet, clean, smooth, and convenient ride.  The Lee Vining event has been canceled. Please come to our Bishop California Earth Day.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 8 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
5 Models 6

Registered attendees report 196,842 electric miles driven.

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