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DRIVE Electric: Three Rivers Tribes Chapter Kickoff (Part 3)
Chandler, AZ
Apr 06, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 6, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm MST
Location: Gila River Resort - Wild Horse Pass
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd
Lot F
Chandler, AZ 85226
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

DRIVE Electric Arizona launched its first new chapter since its inception, "Three Rivers Tribes", at this D.E.E.M. event. This stop was the third and final location on a three-part, moving electric vehicle display.

Hans Klose, Plug In America board member, is chapter president and a member of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.

At this event were 23 EV's, representing 16 different models of electric vehicles, from Chevrolet Bolts to models from Cadillac and Lucid, as well as an all-electric "Zero" Motorcycle.

We had special out-of-state guests, including Grace McGinnis from the Department of Energy in Washington, DC, and Jonathan Overly, Program Manager of DRIVE Electric USA, from Knoxville, TN.

A huge THANK YOU to our event sponsor, Salt River Project (SRP), for providing food, refreshments and on-site support during each leg of the event. We are grateful for SRP's unwavering support of the tribal communities around Phoenix.

photo by: Shaun Barnette, DRIVE Electric Arizona
Soaking up the Arizona sun with some colorful EVs.

Event Description


DRIVE Electric Arizona: Three Rivers Tribes Chapter Kickoff, a first-of-its kind multi-pronged electric vehicle car show presented at the three American Indian Communities who make up the Three Rivers Tribes chapter of DRIVE Electric Arizona.

Please join DRIVE Electric Arizona: Three Rivers Tribes President, Hans Klose, as we celebrate the formation of our newest chapter, Three Rivers Tribes. This chapter serves three local American Indian Communities: Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the Gila River Indian Community, while paying homage to the three rivers that flow through their communities: the Verde River, the Salt River, and the Gila River, respectively.

The third and final part of this day-long event kicks off at Gila River Resorts & Casinos’ Wild Horse Pass at the Gila River Indian Community from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Dessert will be hosted by event sponsor SRP (Salt River Project).

This is an excellent opportunity to see various electric vehicles and to learn about EVs from experienced owners.

Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass

5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd

Lot F

Chandler, AZ 85226

The Gila River Indian Community is comprised of Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee-Posh (Maricopa). More information about the history and culture of the Community can be foundhere.

THREE PARTS! Please register for each event (or ALL 3!)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Registered Attendees

There are currently 23 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i4 1
Cadillac LYRIQ 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Transit Connect Electric 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Rivian R1S 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
11 Models 12

Registered attendees report 245,140 electric miles driven.

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