Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Earth Day EV Show at the Nature Center
Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 22, 2023

Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Mostly gray day, definitely on the cool side, but still a successful event in a wonderful setting.  We are very grateful for the help and support of the Kalamazoo Nature Center who allowed us the use of the entire lower parking lot for the second consecutive year on Earth Day.  Special thanks also to our local utility, Consumers Energy, for bringing two EVs, a level 2 charger example, and abundant resources regarding their various EV charging incentive programs.
Teslas were outnumbered by Bolts, which is unusual for us.  We had first generation Bolts, but they were joined by multiple examples of the updated versions, both EV and EUV.  As usual, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E were very popular.  A local used car dealer brought a 2012 Nissan Leaf from the lot which was for sale at a very reasonable price.
Thanks to all of the local EV drivers who came out despite the dreary weather.

photo by: Karl Bloss
The lower parking lot of the Kalamazoo Nature Center on Earth Day, 2023.

Event Description


All are invited to join us at Kalamazoo's beautiful Nature Center, starting at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 22!  We'll have vehicles on display in the lower parking lot, near the Center's level 2 charging station.  General public is welcome.  The KNC is waiving admission fees all day to help celebrate Earth Day 2023.  This event sponsored by the Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association, and the SW Michigan chapter of the national EVA.

If you are an EV driver who would like to show their vehicle, please sign up on this page.  We'll have room for about a dozen vehicles at a given time, and can rotate them in and out if we get lots of volunteers.  Variety of models is appreciated.  Note that the very old Chargepoint unit may be kaput (

Registered Attendees

There are currently 24 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Tesla Model Y 1
9 Models 11

Registered attendees report 143,400 electric miles driven.

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