National Drive Electric Week
EVs for EVV (National Drive Electric Week)
Oct 02, 2022
|Day:||Sunday, October 2, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||4:00 - 7:00 pm CDT|
|Location:||6100 E. Lloyd Expressway
Evansville, IN 47715
Celebrity Drivers led off the test drives, including: Gretchen Irons, host of The Best Day Ever Evansville, which is Evansville’s YouTube Channel; University of Evansville Head Basketball Coach David Ragland; University of Southern Indiana Head Basketball Coach Stan Gouard; and attorney and former IU trustee Pat Shoulders who has a long resume of civic activity. Prize money given away totaled $975 for the various promotional contests held at EVs for EVV.
More than 30 EVs participated in this inaugural event. Those vehicles ranged from 2012 thru 2022 models, including: a Rivian truck; a Ford Lightning truck; a Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle; a Nissan LEAF; a Kia EV6; two Chevy Volt’s; a number of Chevy Bolt’s, Ford Mustang Mach-E’s and Tesla Model 3’s; two Tesla Model S’s; a Tesla Model X; a Tesla S Plaid; two Tesla Model Y’s; a Porsche Taycan; an Audi Q4 e-tron; and a Volkswagen ID.4. Two of the Tesla Model 3’s were available for test drives.
Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling brought 14 e-bicycles and 1 e-tricycle, with helmets provided, for test rides, and EBikes-escape also brought e-bikes. The e-bikes covered a wide range of models, including a Harley-Davidson.
Richard Steiner, president of the statewide Hoosier Electric Vehicle Association, came from Indianapolis to offer test drives in his Tesla, and to be the judge for the Best of Show award that included a $100 prize plus an artist-designed trophy, which went to attorney Neil Chapman for his combination of EVs – a Rivian and a LiveWire. People’s Choice trophy went to Lance Seaton for his Kia EV6, which powered the event’s P.A. system.
photo by: John Britt-Nellis
Crowd shot of bottom one-eighth of "EVs for EVV"
Tri-State Creation Care will be holding Evansville, Indiana's first-ever Electric Vehicle ride-&-drive, EVs for EVV, on Oct. 2, 2022, from 4:00-7:00pm CT, at 6100 E. Lloyd Expressway. EVs will be displayed, provided for ride-alongs, and/or available for test drives. EVs already committed to the event include: a Rivian e-truck; an e-motorcycle, Chevy Bolts and a Volt, Ford Mustang Mach-Es, and Tesla models 3 and S plus possibly a Y, along with new EV models being provided by auto dealers. All EV owners are welcome to participate. Besides electric cars, there will also be 15 various models of e-bikes to test ride, and possibly e-carts and PTVs. EVs for EVV will be held in conjunction with the Road Knights of Evansville’s established classic/muscle vehicles cruise-in. Event includes: unique artist-designed trophies plus $100 prizes for the EV Best of Show and People’s Choice award winners, a photo contest with $475 in prizes, a $50 scavenger hunt, $100 attendance prizes for both attendees and EV participants, music, kids' activities, and vendor tables -- so fun for all. Open to the public. No registration or attendance fees, but a donation to Tri-State Creation Care is suggested for those who test drive an EV. No fee for vendor tables either. For further info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (not text) 812-424-6832
There are currently 33 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||4|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 543,443 electric miles driven.