Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
SpaceCoast Electric Vehicle Earth Day Event
Melbourne, FL
Apr 20, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: The American Muscle Car Museum
3500 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL 32934
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

The Spacecoast Electric Vehicle Association held their annual Drive Electric Earth Month event at the amazing American Muscle Car Museum on April 20, 2024, in Melbourne, Florida.  The museum is the largest solar-powered automobile facility in the world, which ties in nicely with Earth Day.  It has over 475 incredible and one-of-a-kind vehicles on display worth in the range of 250 million dollars.  The large parking lot, with solar panels in the background, served as the perfect backdrop for the 132 electric vehicles present. 

The event was advertised on radio, newspaper, on-line, and social media.  It reached approximately 65,000 people throughout Brevard and surrounding counties.  We had 432 registered attendees with 683 spectators.  As stated above, there were 132 electric vehicles of all types, including cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and lawn equipment.  We had 87 registered vehicles, comprising of 32 different models with a reported 2,855,593 electric miles driven.  We also had 23 exhibitors displaying everything from solar panels to lawn mowers.

We had 12 automobile dealerships attending with 28 vehicles on display, including Lucid, Rivian, Ford Chevrolet, KIA, Cadillac, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.  Lucid and Rivian offered test drives, and some of the club members also offered test drives.  There were a combined 47 test drives given.  One of the major attractions was a test track, set-up by the museum, which drove customers through a small high-speed autocross course to experience the feeling of the abilities of electric vehicles.  We had 111 people signed up for those rides, and everyone was thrilled afterwards.

A charity car give-a-way was also at the event, which raised money for the Shriners organization. By purchasing a $25.00 ticket, Shriners benefited, and individuals were also able to enter the entire Muscle Car Museum and view the tremendous display of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, neon signs, and memorabilia.  The event raised over $4,000 for charity.  Everyone that entered the museum was impressed by the facility.

Lastly, the Drive Electric event boosted membership in the Spacecoast Electric Vehicle Association.  We increased our enrollment by 10% and helped teach hundreds about the benefits of electric vehicles.  As far as I have been able to ascertain, this was not only the largest gathering of electric vehicles in Florida, but in the entire country.  It was by far our greatest event so far, and we hope next year will be even larger. 

photo by: Bill Bowden
This photo shows the Spacecoast Electric Vehicle Association welcoming tent, in the background, to the entrance of the American Muscle Car Museum. In front, is the Bricklin 3EV prototype with the gullwing doors open and a new Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray hybrid. Further down is a few of the 160 various automobiles present, including Porsche, Tesla, and Rivian. You can also notice some of the solar panels that power the museum.

Event Description


Attention all Electric, Plug-in, and Hybrid vehicles. The Spacecoast Electric Vehicle Association invites you to attend the Drive Electric Earth Month Event at the beautiful American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, Florida.  It's the largest solar-powered automobile museum in the world. This event is free and open to the public.  Come see dozens of examples of electric automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles. You will be able to ask questions about electric vehicles and test ride many models.  The event is Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Food and drinks can be purchased.  See the updated list of exhibitors below including the Bricklin 3EV Prototype, and APHAV Electric Camera Car.

Registration is free.  Parking is free.  Admission to the event is free.


 3500 Sarno Road

Melbourne, Florida 32934

Saturday April 20th, 2024 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

UPDATE: Addition of a Corvette E-Ray to the event.




Bricklin 3EV Prototype               

APHAV Electric Camera Car      







Registered Attendees

There are currently 432 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 19
Tesla Model 3 14
Ford F-150 Lightning 11
Tesla Model S 4
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Kia EV6 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Rivian R1S 2
Rivian R1T 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
Audi e-tron 1
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Lucid Air 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Mercedes-Benz EQB350W4 1
Polestar 2 1
Porsche Taycan 1
Tesla Cybertruck 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
30 Models 87

Registered attendees report 2,855,593 electric miles driven.

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