Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Earth Day in the Foothills 2023
Grass Valley, 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: Sierra Pines UMC
22559 W Hacienda Dr,
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

We had a record number of youth participating in this year's event, helping, playing in a jazz band and interacting in an improve theater group. The team got a late start, but we still had four live music events, eight vendors, a great garden area, 3 EVs and a fun play area. 

photo by: Chris Allan
Peter Mackin (owner of the electric Volvo in the forefront) talks with a visitor at the "Earth Day in the Foothills 2023" event, with a Tesla Model 3 in the background.

Event Description


- Event is weather-permitting
- We have room for 6 EVs in a gravel parking lot central to the booths and other activities
- Sorry, no test drives permitted
- We are seeking a variety of EVs willing to arrive and be in place no later than 9:50am. 
- Event continues until 3:00pm.  Half shifts (10-12:30, 12:30 - 3) are okay if you let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.
- Please respond to the more detailed RSVP letter we will follow up with in terms of your time availability and type of vehicle
- Last year was our first year.  Attendance was approximately 100 people.  Hoping to increase it this year with less competition, the addition of food and more word-of-mouth from last year
- The church hosting the event is located near Lake of the Pines, Grass Valley, and they have a beautiful, rural 4.5-acre  campus with foothills views. The event will feature live music, community and educational booths, cooking demonstrations, children's activities and more. 

Registered Attendees

There is currently 1 attendee registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 15,000 electric miles driven.

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