As electric vehicles (EVs) gain in popularity, clubs and groups dedicated to spreading awareness and education about the technology are growing. EVs are celebrated for their many benefits not only for the owners of these vehicles, but also for the many ways they help the community at large by reducing carbon pollution, reducing noise in our communities, and many other benefits as well.
While these things alone would be enough for most people, two leaders in the EV community, driven by a desire to make the world a better place, are taking things a step further.
David Lucht, a passionate advocate for electric vehicles, and Greg Collaço, a supporter of Autism Speaks, have partnered to create a series of electric vehicle events to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.
The first event, EV Madness Las Vegas, is set to take place on June 16-18, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and promises to be three days packed with family-friendly fun with activities planned for kids and adults alike. It's free to register for the event, so make sure you don't miss out!
"I'm thrilled to partner with Greg on this initiative and to use our shared passion for electric vehicles to raise awareness and funds for such an important cause," said Lucht. "Electric vehicles are not only better for the environment, but they can also help people with autism by reducing noise pollution and providing a smoother and quieter ride," he added.
Making a difference is the driving force behind the event. Proceeds from EV Madness Las Vegas will be donated to Autism Speaks to support their mission of enhancing the lives of people with autism and their families, increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder, and advancing research into its causes and better interventions for individuals on the spectrum.
"We're excited to bring the electric vehicle community together in Las Vegas for a good cause," said Collaço. "Our goal is to raise awareness and funds for autism research while promoting the benefits of electric vehicles and clean transportation.”
The event is going to be a ton of fun for all! Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other electric vehicle enthusiasts, learn about the latest technology and innovations, and have fun for a good cause. Planned activities for the event include:
This event is co-hosted by BESPOKEV, Tesla Drivers Club, Tesla Club SoCal, and F The Pump. For more information and to register your attendance, visit: EV Madness Event
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They do this through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has committed over $2.5 billion to research and developing innovative resources for families. More information can be found on their webpage here: Autism Speaks
About the organizers:
David Lucht is an electric vehicle enthusiast and advocate based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is a frequent speaker on the benefits of electric vehicles and has been featured in several media outlets for his expertise in the field. Lucht is also an active member of the electric vehicle community and has organized several electric vehicle events in his community.
Greg Collaço is a supporter of Autism Speaks and an advocate for autism awareness. He is a retired San Francisco Firefighter and passionate about using his personal experience to raise awareness and funds for autism research and is organizing several fundraising events to support the cause. Collaço is also dedicated to promoting understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder.