Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
EV Demo Event at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Apr 16, 2024

Day: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: ECU Health Sciences Campus and ECU Main Campus
Brody Parking Lot
Austin Building Parking Lot
Greenville, NC 27834
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

I say 100,000 people were exposed to the event because we got great news coverage from WITN during their noon news, 5pm news, and 6pm news segments, which are broadcast throughout Greenville, Pitt County, and eastern North Carolina.  Here is a link to the news story:  ECU hosts electric vehicle demonstration day (

We did not have any speakers, but the ECU Sustainability Program did sign the Charge@Work Pledge.

Our sponsors included:  Greenville Utility Commission, EV Noire, Charge@Work, NC Clean Energy Technology Center, Piedmont and Coastal NC Clean Communities Coalition, and EVAL (Electric Vehicle Action Leadership), Pecheles Auto Dealer, Lee Kia Auto Dealer.

Our vehicles on display included:  Chevy Bolt EUV, Tesla Model 3, Ford F-150 Lightning, Kia EV6, Audi Q8 eTron, VW ID.4

photo by: Chad Carwein, ECU Sustainability Manager
Some of our exhibitors standing next to the electric vehicles they brought to put on display and test drive.

Event Description


8am:  Cars arrive and begin charging on Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in the Brody Lot w/ EV Charger

8-9am:  Setup an EZ-up canopy and tables with chairs and EV fact sheets, brochures, financial incentives guide, ECU Sustainability Program materials, Earth Week flyers, etc.

9am-11am:  EV Demo Event for HSC students, staff, and faculty

11am-12pm:  Lunch Break

12pm-1pm:  Relocate and setup in Parking Lot with EV Charger by the Austin Building

1-3pm:  EV Demo Event for Main Campus students, staff, and faculty

3-4pm:  Breakdown table displays and charge cars before leaving town

Registered Attendees

There are currently 6 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
3 Models 3

Registered attendees report 148,045 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
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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