Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
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 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Munn Park
195 N. Tennessee Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

Lakeland celebrated Earth Day on Sat 4/27/24 with the City’s annual DEEM event, ”Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland”.  This year, an array of eco-friendly exhibitors in the park added to the Earth Day Theme.


This free, family-friendly outdoor event was held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 in downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park, adjacent to the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market.  The event featured 18 local EV owners showcasing their vehicles, answering visitor’s questions, & sharing their EV-enthusiasm. The Lakeland Farmers Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, delicious food, & crafts booths added to the festivities, and provided a steady stream of visitors.


Eighteen electric vehicles representing 13 different models were on display, including: Rivian R1T pickup; Ford F150 Lightning pickup; Fiat 500e; Fisker Ocean; Mustang Mach-E; Hyundai Ioniq 5; Kia EV6; Chevy Bolt; Nissan LEAF; Tesla Model 3; Tesla Model Y; and VW ID4. 


Visitors enjoyed learning about EVs at our DEED welcome canopies, which featured EV educational displays, free prize drawings, an “EV-IQ” quiz, and children’s EV craft activities. Drawing prizes included: Gardening Basket of plants, seeds, garden books & plant stand donated by PCEA; Plants & $20 gift card from “The Nectary” native plant nursery; a $25 gift card for Ford’s Garage restaurant from LWV Polk; and a programmable thermostat donated by our event sponsor, Lakeland Electric.


Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland was organized with the help of volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Polk County, the Polk Democratic Environmental Caucus, Polk Clean Energy Alliance (PCEA) and Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee.


The organizers look forward to hosting National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) events in September 2024, as well as our fourth annual Drive Electric Earth Day event in April 2025.

photo by: Karen Freedman
Visitors to "Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland" enjoyed talking with EV owners and viewing the 18 EVs on display, including Lakeland Electric's beautifully wrapped F150 Lightning pickup, Chevy Bolt EUV, Fiat 500e, Kia EV6, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Y, Mustang Mach-E, Tesla 3, Hyundai Ioniq, Fisker Ocean, VW ID4, and Rivian R1T pickup.

Event Description


Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland

Sat, April 27, 2024

Munn Park, 195 N. Tennessee Ave, Lakeland


Celebrate Earth Day at our Electric Vehicle Show!


Curious about Electric Vehicles (EVs) & how to charge them?  Come to Downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park

on Sat. 4/27/24 from 9:00am -1:00pm

& Learn why EVs are becoming so popular!


At this FREE family-friendly event, local EV & plug-in hybrid owners will showcase their vehicles, answer your questions, & share their EV-enthusiasm.

Several different EV makes & models, including electric pickup trucks & SUVs, will be on display. 

Discover the many economic & health benefits of driving electric, as well as new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) EV funding.  

Visit our welcome canopies to enjoy interactive educational displays, free prize drawings, & kids’ EV crafts & activities.

This event also features Downtown Lakeland's delightful local restaurants & outdoor cafes,

and the Lakeland Farmers Curb Market's fabulous fresh produce, food, & crafts.

Do you have an EV you'd like to display at Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland?  Please sign up as a participant on our website!

We look forward to seeing you at  Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland on Sat 4/27/24

Registered Attendees

There are currently 46 attendees registered.

Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 5
Tesla Model 3 3
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Kia EV6 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Fiat 500e 1
Fisker Ocean 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
13 Models 22

Registered attendees report 488,564 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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