Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Phoenix Ride and Drive
Phoenix, AZ
Apr 20, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
Location: North Phoenix Baptist Church
5757 North Central Avenue
(Southwest Corner Lot)
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

DRIVE Electric Arizona, City of Phoenix, Valley of the Sun Electric Vehicle Association, Wells Fargo and Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition partnered together to bring to Phoenix its premier D.E.E.M. event!

This Event featured featured the donation of a new Kia Niro EV to a Gold Star Spouse and her children, courtesy of Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation Transportation4Heroes program. It was a great honor to be a part of this special event! It was a beautiful ceremony and real highlight of the day.

Vehicles that were offered for ride and drive:
Cadillac Lyriq, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Chevrolet Blazer EV, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Ford F-150 Lightning, Kia EV9, Lucid Air, Nissan Ariya, Nissan LEAF, Polestar 2, Rivian R1S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model 3 Highland, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Model S.

The most popular vehicles in terms of number of drives were the Kia EV9 and Rivian R1S.

Static vehicles for display included:
BMW i4, BMW iX, Cadillac Lyriq, Chevrolet Silverado EV, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Ford F-150 Lightning, including one towing a Polaris RZR, Ford E-Transit Van, Lexus RZ450e, Lucid Air, Rivian R1T, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Kia Niro EV, Nissan Ariya, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

A huge THANK YOU to our vendors and partners who supported us this year:
Salt River Project, Green Living Magazine, American Lung Association, Bike Barn, Courtesy Automotive Group, San Tan Ford, Tesla, and SunBeam Solar EV.

The event was held in the same facility as a highly attended, established farmer's market which has thousands of visitors each and every Saturday.

photo by: Grace Toughill, DRIVE Electric Arizona
Event attendees finding some shade while queued up to get into an EV!

Event Description


The Valley of the Sun Electric Vehicle Association, Drive Electric Arizona, City of Phoenix Electric Vehicle Program and the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition are excited to bring you the Valley's premier Drive Electric Earth Month Event!

Join us on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8am to 12pm, and have your chance to get sit in, ride in, or even drive an electric vehicle!  Presented to you by vehicle owners, this is your opportunity to learn about everything an electric vehicle has to offer. In addition to the environmental benefits of driving electric, the experience of driving an EV is unlike any other: exhilarating and fun!

This is a family-friendly event, and free to the public to participate. 

There will be EV's on display, and a large variety available for ride and drives. ** PLEASE CHECK THIS SPACE ** as we update it with a list of drive-able vehicles!

In addition to vehicle displays and ride and drives, there will be informational displays from event organizers and sponsors, including Valley of the Sun EVA, SRP, American Lung Association and others. This is a great way to become informed about what you can do as a consumer and resident to improve the quality of life for your family and community.


  • as a participant (vehicle owner) to display or offer your vehicle for test drives,
  • as a volunteer to help with event logistics,
  • as an attendee who is interested in learning more about from drivers who will be sharing their first-hand, uncensored knowledge about their EV experiences.

The event sponsors collectively thank you for your interest and support. Please come on out and have a fun morning and try out an Electric Vehicle!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 298 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Lucid Air 5
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 3
Ford F-150 Lightning 3
Volkswagen ID.4 3
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Nissan Ariya 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Rivian R1S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Tesla Model Y 2
BMW i4 1
BMW iX 1
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Chevrolet Blazer EV 1
GMC Hummer EV Pickup 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia EV9 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Lexus RZ 450e 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
26 Models 50

Registered attendees report 1,535,835 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

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

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