Upcoming Events

Rochester EV Accelerator hosts several opportunities throughout the year for Rochesterians to test drive and learn about plug-in electric vehicles. Our Ride & Drive events are unique, as they provide an in-depth educational experience, and opportunity for you to ask questions about what it is like to own an EV.  You will enjoy speaking with the event volunteers, most of which own EVs themselves and are excited to share their experience with you.

Be sure to ask our EV owners and volunteers about:

  • How electric vehicles save you money
  • The great features of different electric vehicle models
  • How to charge electric vehicles
  • The role electric vehicles play in curbing harmful emissions
  • How electric vehicles help reduce U.S. dependence on oil


Monthly EV Enthusiast Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 25th

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: I-Square, 400 Bakers Park, Rochester, NY

EV Enthusiasts meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. All are welcome! Join us and discuss program accomplishments and updates, get up to speed on the latest EV news and shop talk, and learn more about the benefits of driving electric. I-Square offers many delicious food and drink options, as well as four Level 2 EV plugs in their parking lot.
(Update: the brand new Imaginarium Building has added four new plugs located behind the building near the wind turbines!)


RIT Hockey EV Day

Date: Saturday, January 20th

Time: 12 – 3 pm & 6 – 7:30 pm

Location: 200 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY


Description: ROC EV will be tabling at the Women’s Hockey game against Robert Morris College, encouraging event attendees to ask questions and learn more about the benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
For the Men’s Hockey game against Canisius College later that evening, ROC EV will also be offering event attendees the opportunity to ride or drive in an EV from event parking lots to the Gene Polisseni Ice Arena. It’s the perfect way avoid a cold walk and discover what its like to drive a brand new electric vehicle! ROC EV shuttle services will take place from 6 – 7:30 pm. If you are interested in volunteering with ROC EV for the event, please contact us.


Rochester EV Accelerator is always looking for events where we can partner with interested stakeholders and connect with Rochesterians. If you are interested in hosting a Ride & Drive event, or have ideas for other events, please contact us.