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Salem Kicks Gas: A North Shore Electric Vehicle Expo
Salem, MA
Apr 28, 2024

Day: Sunday, April 28, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Salem High School
77 Willson St.
Salem, MA 01970
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

HUGE shout out to Bill Stearns, who exhibited his Hyundai Ioniq 5... with a pod coffee maker plugged in. He also brought a speaker for us to use for music/announcements (also plugged in to his car). He helped greet and sign in exhibitors, and offered them "Ask Me" buttons and vehicle spec sheets from his own stash. I will definitely be stealing that idea for future events! 

All exhibitors had a great time, as did the visitors I spoke to. Many exhibitors commented that people are getting more knowledgeable about EVs, and many visitors who approached them were considering purchasing or leasing one. Some wondered how we could get younger people involved,and speculated that maybe they're out of budget for this demographic. But, I did see several families with kids attend. 

Salem Alliance For the Environment (SAFE) sponsored this event, provided volunteers, and had a table. Next year I intend to work with the Salem High School Automotive Department as well. 

Unusual vehicles included:
  •  A 1960 Heinkel Kabine conversion. This was at the Salem/Beverly 2023 NDEW Event and is always a draw!
  • Two unicycles (apparently these are different than OneWheels; one exhibitor told me his unicycle is his main form of transportation)
  • A custom-built e-trike
  • Custom... dirt bike? Motocross thing? Built or purchased by a former Salem High School Automotive student
  • Several e-bikes and e-cargo bikes 
  • Electric lawn and yard equipment

photo by: Stacy Kilb
Exhibitors and visitors at Salem Kicks Gas: A North Shore Electric Vehicle Expo

More photos from this event.

Event Description


*Please note, we have plenty of privately owned vehicles registered to show, and limited space, so please email [email protected] before registering, if you would like to share your ride! If you just want to come as a visitor, please RSVP so we can plan for attendance.

Are you curious about electric vehicles (EVs)? Want to check them out in person? Then this is the event for you! Local EV dealerships and car owners, as well as bicycle shops and electric bike/scooter owners, will be showcasing their rides. Battery-powered outdoor equipment will also be featured. (Test drives *may* be available in dealer vehicles, but no sales pressure!)

We hope that you can join us. 

Please sign up, or feel free to email/call Stacy with any questions: [email protected], (978) 745-9595 x41013.

Food: Kim Gregory Pure Pastry

E-bikes from private owners will be available for test rides. Bring a helmet! 

Maestranzi Brothers of Beverly will have various models of battery-powered lawn equipment to show. 

Additional Exhibitors

  • Salem Alliance For the Environment (SAFE)
  • City of Salem & Sustainability, Energy & Resiliency Committee (SERC)
  • Energy New England
  • Cazeault Solar Home (solar and car chargers)
  • ReVision Energy (solar and car chargers)
  • Green Energy Consumers Alliance & MOR-EV State Rebate Program
  • National Grid Off-Peak Charging Program & EV Ambassador

Dealer Vehicles (test drives may be available)

  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E (used, Greenwave EV)
  • 2020 Ford F150 Lightning (used, Greenwave EV)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4XE (PHEV)
  • Jeep Wrangler 4XE (PHEV)
  • Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid
  • Dodge Hornet RT E awd
  • 2024 Porsche Taycan

Private Vehicles (* rides may be available)
  • 2022 (1960) Heinkel Kabine EV Conversion
  • 2023 Tesla Model 3 
  • 2018 Tesla Model 3
  • 2019 Hyundai KONA Electric
  • 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E*
  • 2018 Nissan LEAF
  • 2008 Chevrolet Volt
  • 2023 Volkswagen ID.4*
  • 2022 Rivian R1T
  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt
  • 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
  • 2022 Tesla Model Y
  • 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5*
  • 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 (see how you can power your devices!)
  • 2021 BMW i3
  • 2020 Kia Niro
  • 2016 Nissan Leaf

Private e-bikes (rides may be available - bring a helmet!)
  • Aventon Abound
  • Lectric Xpedition
  • Tern hsd
  • Custom-built e-tricycle
  • Folding e-bike
  • "Unicycles" or OneWheels

Registered Attendees

There are currently 182 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 5
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 3
E-Bike 3
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Ford F-150 Lightning 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Hyundai KONA Electric 2
Rivian R1S 2
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Fisker Ocean 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
GMC Hummer EV Pickup 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Lexus RZ 450e 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Porsche Taycan 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
31 Models 46
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 1,548,362 electric miles driven.

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