Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
EV Show at Earth Fest 2024
Ithaca, NY
Apr 20, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: The Downtown Commons
Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

NYS Assemblymember Lea Webb, Mayor of Ithaca, ED of Cornell Cooperative Extension welcomed everyone to the downtown Ithaca Commons to the free Earth Day Festival, featuring 32 organizations including Ithaca Carshare's EV and Syracuse Clean Cities . Electric Vehicles were featured in the center of the Commons.
We hooked up our Ford Lightning pickup to power the local WRFI radio station, which played great music and served as an Emcee platform. And we plugged in an induction cooktop stove and handed out free chili to passersby

Great attendance - well over 1,000 people but we didn't manage to do a drone count
The buzz was great, so many questions about EVs, MANY people gawking at the lightning frunk and asking what happened to the engine - good conversation starter.

photo by: Holly Payne
Drawing in EV visitors using free chili that we cooked off an induction cooktop, plugged into a Ford Lightning F150. (We also used the Lightning to power the local radio station in the blue tent just behind). Totally fun. We had over 1,000 visitors!

Event Description


EV Show in the midst of an Earth Day Festival featuring an assortment of the most affordable electric cars and e-bikes, as well as electric transit buses and electric wheelchairs. Private owners and fleet managers will speak with visitors about their experiences driving, charging, using charging apps, and EV maintenance. Our local credit union will speak to loans vs leases. CCE will offer support deciphering federal incentives offered for the most affordable EVs.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 2 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 90,000 electric miles driven.

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

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