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 EVs are to drive. EVs offer instant power and one of the smoothest rides possible. We host Ride and Drives at different workplaces and events around Minnesota in order to give people that opportunity. Occasionally, we also partner with organizations like Midwest Evolve or Connexus Energy to put on events.


With a Ride and Drive, employers and others interested throughout Minnesota can host an “EV day” for their workforce or event. For these events, Drive Electric Minnesota brings up to eight different EV models to your location, and attendees get the unique chance to try different EV models, compare and contrast, and learn about the technology firsthand!


More of a DIY-er? Request our Ride and Drive Toolkit below to organize your own event!

Why Do 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.

Interested in hosting a ride and drive?

To request our ride and drive toolkit or on-site event support from Drive Electric Minnesota, fill out the form below.