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Nonprofit Announces First-Ever EV Raffle with Free Lifetime Charging

By: Mike Tidwell

A leading nonprofit group has announced the first-ever EV raffle where the winner will receive a free electric vehicle AND $10,000 worth of free charging. The novel fundraiser helps fight climate change while fulfilling every driver’s ultimate dream: cost-free lifetime powering of that special household car.  

It’s part of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund’s 5th annual electric car raffle to raise money for the fight against climate change. This year, they’re offering a Tesla Model X Plaid, or a Rivian truck or SUV, plus $10,000 for charging—more than enough to last the lifetime of the vehicle. Even better, state and federal prize taxes are also covered. That’s a total prize value over $150,000. 


It’s well-established that charging an electric vehicle is far cheaper than paying to gas up. Some estimates put it at three times cheaper per mile. And as more clean electricity comes online, this cost may decrease even further. 

But what if the cost of charging a car was… zero dollars? 

The winner of this raffle will never need to visit a gas pump or pay to charge their car again, if they choose the Tesla or Rivian. The winner could also choose the incredible Lucid Air Grand Touring, which can drive 500 miles on a single charge—enough to go from Chicago to Nashville. Free charging isn’t included with the Lucid, but winning this ground-breaking car would still be a major steal. With state and federal taxes included, this prize is worth about $200,000! 

No more than 5,500 tickets will be sold, each for $200. Those are great odds! And every ticket helps CCAN Action Fund advocate for policies that will expand EV infrastructure and clean energy nationwide. 

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All prizes are fully customizable for exterior and interior colors, so you can truly create a dream vehicle—while being part of a bigger movement for cleaner transportation in your community and across the world. 

Last year’s winner, Alex Kubacki of North Carolina, won a Rivian R1T electric pickup truck. He told CCAN Action Fund that the Rivian’s instant power and low center of gravity makes driving his truck feel “more like a sports car than it has any right to feel like.” He said that maintenance has been a breeze. And now, he’s planning to take the truck camping with his dog. CCAN Action Fund is offering the R1T truck again this year, alongside the new R1S sedan—similar to the truck, with more seating space. The Rivian R1S SUV and R1T truck offer all-wheel-drive and a quad motor, have 800 horsepower, and great towing capacity. 

Where would you adventure with a new electric truck or SUV? 

The Tesla, meanwhile, needs no introduction. Imagine a Model X Plaid with maximum features for speed, luxury, long-range battery, and the latest EV technology inside and out. 

Finally, CCAN Action Fund calls the Lucid Air Grand Touring the “king of batteries” because, not only can it go 500-miles on a single charge, it only takes 12 minutes to charge 200 miles. This ultra-luxurious car drives fast and smooth, promising to change the EV experience forever. 


Lucid, Rivian, and Tesla are not only helping put more EVs on our nation’s roads, they’re pushing the boundaries of EV technology and inspiring others to follow suit worldwide. It’s no great surprise that Tesla EVs have taken the top four spots on’s 2023 list of the most made-in-America vehicles. Tesla EVs have taken the world by storm, and other EV companies are following closely in their footsteps. These companies are changing the game for clean and sustainable transportation. Two years ago, a 500-mile battery range was no more than an unbelievable dream. Now, it’s a reality—and soon, with the Lucid Air Grand Touring, it could be yours.  

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This is your chance to own one of the most cutting-edge EVs on the planet while also supporting a great cause. The EV raffle runs all summer long, with the drawing on August 24. But only 5,500 tickets will be sold — and right now, less than 1,500 have been sold.

Your raffle ticket not only gives you the chance to win, it makes you a champion for climate action. CCAN Action Fund has been called “the best regional climate organization in the world” by the legendary writer and climate activist Bill McKibben. They fight for clean energy policies at the state and regional level, and on Capitol Hill. One of CCAN Action Fund’s goals is to get you and everyone else behind the wheel of an electric vehicle. Why? Because cars, trucks, and other forms of transportation account for nearly 30 percent of America’s climate pollution. With global warming worsening, and wildfire smoke a new everyday reality for much of America, we need to move as quickly as we can to clean, renewable, carbon-free electricity. Electric vehicles play an important role in shifting our economy to a more sustainable world. 


The Raffle will close at 6 PM ET on Thursday, August 24, and the winner will be announced at 7:00pm ET the same day. You must be 18 years old and a resident of the United States to purchase a raffle ticket. Click HERE for all the legal details.


This article is supported by CCAN Action Fund.

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