Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Highland Park EV show and Arbor Day Celebration
Highland Park, IL
Apr 27, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 27, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am CDT
Location: Ravinia Festival- West Parking Lot
301 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

Highland Park's 2024 Electric Vehicle Show, held in conjunction with the City's Arbor Day Celebration, included 32 cars representing 21 different electric vehicle models plus a new electric bus from our local transit agency. The Show also included electric bikes, charging equipment and information from the Illinois Solar Education Association. We had great conversations with over 300 people who came to learn more about driving electric. Some members of the public were surprised to see that there were so many different models available. The event helped to dispell myths about electric cars, participants helped each other answer EV specific questions and provided tips for road trips and charging.

Offering an EV Show in conjunction with the Arbor Day Event enabled us to reach a wider audience, beyond EV enthusiasts. Staff members from local government agencies stopped by to see vehicles that they are considering adding to their fleets, too. We were not able to offer test rides, but many of these cars are available locally now, so people could narrow down their choices based on what they saw at the show and go to local dealers/showrooms to drive specific cars.

We look forward to hosting another Drive Electric Event in the future.

photo by: Go Green Highland Park
EV Owners gathered in Highland Park to show their cars.

Event Description


This event is in conjunction with the Highland Park Arbor Day celebration. Enter through the Ravinia festival main gate from Green Bay Rd.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 58 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Kia Niro Electric 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Audi Q4 e-tron 1
BMW i4 1
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Chevrolet Blazer EV 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Fisker Ocean 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia EV9 1
Lucid Air 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Rivian R1S 1
Rivian R1T 1
Subaru Solterra 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
25 Models 34

Registered attendees report 880,603 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All DEEM 2025 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of Drive Electric Earth Month.

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