Drive Electric Earth Month

Drive Electric Earth Month
EV Day at McIntosh County Middle School
Darien, GA
Apr 22, 2024

Day: Monday, April 22, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Location: 500 Greene St
Darien, GA 31305
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

Thanks to all our volunteers for their support and generosity in giving their time, expertise, and vehicles to create a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity. 

Special thanks to Giff Beaton who loaned is cool Rivian truck for the event and to Eric Tucker at Monumental Ford of Darien who turned over the keys to the brand new F150 Lightning and let me serve coffee from the frunk.

We talked with about one hundred 6th grade students in three different groups through a presentation and Q&A session conducted by Alan Shedd followed by viewing a variety of EVs.  Interaction with the students by EV driver / owners made the event come to life for this next generation of EV drivers.

Thanks to Mr. Brooker, Mr. Hutcheson, and the entire MCMS team for providing the venue – it worked well.  We appreciated the opportunity to share a little of our passion for electric transportation.

Vehicles and volunteers:

  • Ford Mach-e - Elaina Massey
  • Ford Mach-e – Rusty Quarterman
  • Ford F150 Lightning – provided by Eric Tucker, Monumental Ford
  • Kia EV6 and trike – Robert Kaufman
  • Rivian R1T – Provided by Giff Beaton, presented by Cheryl Shedd
  • Tesla Model-3 – Jason Smith, Coastal Electric Cooperative
  • Tesla Model-3 – Timothy & Karinna Karsten
  • Tesla Model-3 – Griffin Lotson
  • E-bikes – Ross at Electric Coast E-bikes
  • F-24 race car – Richmond Hill Middle School STEM class, presented by Alan Shedd

photo by: Cheryl Shedd
Students learn about e-bikes, an F-24 race car built by Richmond Hill Middle School students, and other EVs at EV day held April 22, 2024 at McIntosh County Middle School in Darien, GA

Event Description


Students at McIntosh County Middle School will learn about electric transportation, see a variety of electric vehicles, and talk with owners about their experiences.   The EVent scheduled for the morning of April 22 will be held at McIntosh Middle School in Darien Georgia and is one of several Earth Day week activities in the community.  
Students will participate in a presentation and discussion about electric vehicles, their impact on the environment, current and future developments, and career opportunities.  Next students will inspect a variety of EVs and be able to talk with their owners about what it's like to own and drive an EV and share their experiences.
While the EVent is for students of the Middle School, we welcome EV drivers to participate, show their vehicles and share their stories.   

Registered Attendees

There are currently 2 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Kia EV6 1
2 Models 2

Registered attendees report 71,000 electric miles driven.

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