What is a Ride and Drive?

At Drive Electric MN, we believe that one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle adoption is lack of experience. A huge part of deciding on a new car is the driving experience, and folks just don’t know how much fun electric vehicles (EVs) are to drive. EVs offer instant power and one of the smoothest rides possible. Ride and Drive events give people that opportunity.

Ride and Drives typically consist of test drives, an electric vehicle owner display, and a presentation. Hosting an event for your workplace or community gives employees and community members an opportunity to try different EV models, compare and contrast, and learn about the technology firsthand. To help you organize your Ride and Drive, we encourage you to use our toolkit which includes a step-by-step checklist, literature to hand out, logistics sheets, social media guide, and more.

Download our Ride and Drive Toolkit to organize your own event!

On-site event support from Drive Electric Minnesota is available for a fee-for-service and dependent on capacity. Inquire with us today to see how we can assist with your event.

Why Host a Ride and Drive?


Hosting a ride and drive shows your employees and the surrounding community that you care about sustainability as well as reducing the cost of their commutes.


Ride and drives offer a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about electric vehicles from those who know them best, their drivers. You’ll also be able to get behind the wheel of a new EV and see what all the fuss is about. They are also a great opportunity to talk about organizational sustainability goals.


We love connecting people with our expansive network of EV enthusiasts and dealers. It is part of Drive Electric MN’s mission to expand the range of driving options in Minnesota. By showing people the joy and ease of driving an EV, it can help expand the market in Minnesota.