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Cupertino Earth and Arbor Day Festival
Cupertino, CA
Apr 20, 2024

Day: Saturday, April 20, 2024 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Location: Library Park Field,
10800 Torre Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2024.

Event Report

Our Silicon Valley Electric Vehicle Association (EAASV) Chapter's display was part of a much larger Earth Day Event held by the City of Cupertino on 4-20-2024.

This family oriented event typically draws about 5,000 visitors.  At our booth and information table we had toy car giveaways for the kids and for the adults we handed out lots of the Plugin America literature.  

The most popular handout was the one that shows which EVs and PHEVs are currently available with photos of each along with pricing and range information.  

We also answered a lot of questions the guests had about charging stations and electric vehicle availability.  The City of Cupertino had just installed two BEAM solar charging stations and we used one of those to charge one of our EVs charging during the event.  The other charging station was reserved for the city's EV Shuttle Van.

Several food trucks were on hand, so the visitors stayed for a long time visiting the various exhibitors.  For insurance reasons, there were no test drives.  

All of the display vehicles were privately owned and their owners had good engagement with the guests.  We were pleased with the turnout and consider the event to be a big success.  One of our members supplied a trailer with solar panels, batteries and an inverter that was used to power the sound stage used by performers during the event.

The EV display vehicles included a Tesla Cyber Truck, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona, Kia EV 6, my 2002 RAV 4 EV, and a 1953 Studebaker Champion Hot Rod EV conversion with Lithium batteries. 
I was interviewed by Elaine Lu of Cupertino TV Productions (CTVP) to be aired at a later date on the cable TV station KMVT15 in Mt View.  

Subsequently, I was also interviewed by a reporter from CBS station KPIX TV in San Francisco regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement that California is leading the effort to install more EV charging stations and that Tesla is opening their charging network to non-Tesla EVs.  The reporter used some of my footage from the Cupertino Earth Day event as part of the segment that aired on 4-28-24.  

Here is a link to that interview where I played a major role.

Jerry Pohorsky Chapter President

photo by: Jerry Pohorsky
EAASV VP George Stuckert's Hot Rod EV conversion, Tesla Cyber truck and BEAM solar charging stations

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Welcome and thanks for considering this family friendly Earth Day event.

You can register for this event as an attendee or volunteer.

Very few display EVs will be allowed due to space restrictions.  

Dozens of other environmental groups will participate in this event.

Due to limited space we can only allow 2 or 3 more EVs for display since we already have at least 3 EVs confirmed.

Please contact me in advance by phone or text to discuss bringing an EV for display.

Event parking is limited - carpooling  recommended.

There will be food trucks at the event.

The following information was provided by the organizer when I registered.

Jerry Pohorsky

Electric Vehicle Association

Silicon Valley Chapter President

Phone or text: 408-464-0711


Hello Jerry,

Thank you for registering Electric Vehicle Association - Silicon Valley Chapter for Earth and Arbor Day Festival. 

You are registered for 1 table and 2 chairs, and we have space to accommodate 6 EV’s. 

The festival is on April 20 from 11 am to 3 pm at Library Park Field, 10800 Torre Ave.

A few reminders to help you and your organization prepare for success.

  • This is a zero-waste event. Please be mindful about the free give-away items do not just add to the landfill. QR codes are encouraged to reduce paper hand-outs.
  • Vendors will be unloaded by 10 am which is when you will be able to park your EV’s.
  • We anticipate several thousand people at the event. Please carpool, if possible, take advantage of the bike racks, or ride our local SV Hopper.
  • There should be lots of volunteers to help assist you throughout the day.
  • The event is rain or shine. Bring a canopy to help protect you from the elements. Most of the booths are on grass.
  • Each person who is working your booth will be required to sign a waiver of liability. 

You will receive an email from me the week before the event with additional information including waiver of liability, event maps, booth location, parking pass and more.

If you believe there is an error in your registration, please let me know as soon as possible. 

Thank you again for your enthusiasm for this community event.

Happy Earth Day,

[email protected]

Victoria Morin

Sustainability Specialist

Sustainability & Environmental Programs

[email protected]



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