Mike Tidwell, Director

Win an Electric Car and Help a Great Nonprofit Fight Climate Change

Mike Tidwell, Director's Fundraising Page: Buy a raffle ticket and help me reach my goal!

Rivian Truck

I’m helping one of the best grassroots groups in America fight climate change. It’s the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund. I really, really believe in this group. Every year they raffle an electric car to raise money. So I’m helping them sell tickets. My goal is ten tickets, raising $2,000 for a great cause.

This year the raffle prize is a Tesla dream car or a cutting-edge Rivian eclectic pickup truck. The Rivian truck is nearly impossible to get, so they went out and bought one in advance. You’ll get the keys days after you win!

For a raffle ticket price of just $200, you could win a total prize package of at least $190,000 (they even pay your state and federal taxes on the prize!). And no matter what, the planet wins.

Thank you for supporting us — and I hope you win the Tesla or Rivian truck. Sincerely, Mike

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Proceeds from the raffle fund the work of Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund. CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which renowned author and climate activist Bill McKibben has called “the best regional climate change organization in the world.” Our mission is to promote sustainable energy and transportation policies across the Chesapeake region and nationwide.

Did you know that cars, trucks and other forms of transportation account for nearly 30 percent of America's climate pollution? CCAN Action Fund is raising awareness of better transportation options by raffling a Tesla or Rivian. The proceeds from the raffle will be used to push for cleaner transportation policies at the state and federal levels.

Raffle first prize: Luxury Tesla X Plaid.
Or a Rivian Truck/SUV. Or a Cybertruck.
You Choose!

Second prize: Amazing Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 300-mile range!

Raffle starts on June 6 at 9:00AM ET

Tesla Model X

Fantastic odds to win. All proceeds support our nonprofit efforts to fight climate change.

2400

No more than 7000 tickets total will be sold. Two winners. Stunning odds.

Rivian R1S

2400

No more than 7000 tickets total will be sold. Two winners. Stunning odds.

19 tickets purchased so far!

Raffle will end in:

Want to drive a brand-new Rivian electric SUV or pickup truck? Or how about a classic Tesla Model X Plaid with all the bells and whistles? Or the famous new Cybertruck? We can help.

Join our raffle today! For the first time, each ticket this year gives you TWO CHANCES TO WIN AN AMAZING ELECTRIC CAR. The second-place winner will get the stellar Hyundai Ioniq 5 with 300 miles of range. Only 7,000 tickets total will be sold, giving you a 1-in-3,500 chance of winning a new EV. That’s a 57 percent increase in your chance to win compared to last year. 57 percent!

All proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund (CCAN Action Fund). Our mission is to create a world where electric cars, wind farms, and rooftop solar power are the norm in society. If you win, you can kiss high gas prices goodbye while helping us build a pollution-free world tomorrow. It’s a win, win, win.

This is the sixth annual electric car raffle sponsored by our scrappy little nonprofit. With your help, the CCAN Action Fund punches above our weight in the fight against climate change. Our goal is to create a world where electric transportation is affordable and available to everyone. These flashy prizes help us raise money for that fight.

If you’re the lucky first-place winner, you get to choose the vehicle you want. You can build your own Rivian R1S SUV or R1T truck (you choose the color, tires, etc). Or choose a build‑your‑own Tesla Model X Plaid. Or, finally, you can pick the hottest new EV on the market: the famous Cybertruck. It gets even better: we’ll cover all your federal and state taxes, bringing the full first-place prize value to as much as $159,485.50.  

Rivian Raffle! Tesla Raffle! Cybertruck Raffle! Enter today!

But wait! There’s more. For the first time ever, we’re offering a second-place prize of a brand-new Ioniq 5. Covering your taxes again, this has a value of over $66,000. That’s two ways to win, all for a raffle ticket of just $200. Again, we’re only selling 7,000 tickets. And all proceeds go to fund our nonprofit mission to fight climate change head-on through local, state, and federal legislation.

Ticket buyers:

Win your dream Rivian R1S or R1T, Tesla Plaid, or Cybertruck. You decide. Tickets are just $200. One ticket gets you TWO CHANES TO WIN. First-place winner gets to pick. Second-place winner gets Ioniq 5.

The first-place winner will get to choose between any of these vehicles, for any price up to $109,990!

Cybertruck

  • EPA estimate range of 320 miles
  • 819 horsepower
  • 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds
  • 11,000 lbs towing capacity
  • Stainless steel exoskeleton
  • Shatter-resistant soundproof glass
  • 6’x4’ truck bed with vault cover
  • 18.5” Infinity touchscreen
  • Glass roof
  • Integrated 120V and 240V bed and cabin outlets
  • Steer-by-wire AWD
  • Estimated delivery in 2025

Rivian R1S SUV

  • EPA estimate range up to 400 miles depending on drive, battery pack, and other selections
  • 835 horsepower
  • 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
  • Top speed of 124.9 mph
  • Choice of drive system and battery pack
  • Choice of exterior and interior colors
  • All-Terrain Upgrade with 20″ All-Terrain wheels, underbody protection and compact spare tire
  • Up to 7,700 lbs towing capacity
    Adventure package
  • XPEL paint protection film
  • Wall charger

Rivian R1T Pickup

  • EPA estimate range up to 410 miles depending on drive, battery pack, and other selection
  • 700 horsepower
  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Choice of drive system and battery pack
  • Choice of exterior and interior colors
  • All-Terrain Upgrade with Includes 20″ All-Terrain wheels, underbody protection and compact spare tire.
  • Up to 11,000 lbs towing capacity
  • XPEL paint protection film
  • Manual Tonneau Cover
  • Wall charger

Tesla Model X Plaid

  • EPA estimate range of 326 miles
  • 1,020 horsepower
  • 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds
  • Quickest accelerating SUV in production today
  • Top speed of 149mph
  • Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive
  • Choice of exterior and interior colors
  • Choice of 20″ Cyberstream or 22″ Turbine Wheels
  • Choice of steering wheel
  • High strength, Class II steel tow bar, capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs
  • Wall Connector

The second-place winner will receive a brand-new Ioniq 5 SE Standard Range, which has an EPA estimated 303-mile range (RWD), rapid charges from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes; and comes with a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen navigation system. The Ioniq 5 was rated Best Electric SUV by U.S. News & World Report and Car and Driver.

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Raffle will close at 6:00 PM ET on Tuesday August 22, 2024,
and the winner will be announced the same day at 7:00 PM ET.

Proceeds from the raffle fund the work of Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund.

CCAN Action Fund is the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which renowned author and climate activist Bill McKibben has called “the best regional climate change organization in the world.” The mission of the CCAN Action Fund is to effect change in public policy at local, state and national levels to directly address the threat of global warming. Through voter education, lobbying and participation in the electoral process, we seek to move our country into a leadership position on the most urgent global issue of our time — the climate crisis. 

Did you know that cars, trucks, and other forms of transportation account for nearly 30 percent of America’s climate pollution? We’re raising awareness of better transportation options by raffling two electric vehicles. The proceeds from the raffle will be used to push for cleaner transportation policies at the state and federal levels. Learn more about CCAN Action Fund (EIN 01-0879928) and our sister organization, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and what we’ve accomplished  >>>

This online raffle is safe and secure. CCAN Action Fund’s decade-long track record makes us one of the most well-respected groups working on climate.

Past Winners

2023 Raffle Winner

Julian, MA

Anyone can win! Last year’s winner was Julian of Massachusetts. He told us he loves his Tesla Model X Plaid because he doesn’t have to go to any gas stations — and was glad to participate in the raffle for the climate because “humans only have one collective home. It’s important we make it last for generations to come.” 

Thanks to Julian and other ticket buyers, CCAN Action Fund is able to do great work year round. This spring, we helped pass policies for shared solar and green banks in Virginia, and electrified homes in Washington, DC. We’re also working to bring more offshore wind to Maryland and pressuring Congress to unleash the clean energy revolution with historic transmission investments.

2022 Raffle Winner

Alex Kubacki, NC

2021 Raffle Winner

Lonnie Drake, KS

2020 Raffle Winner

Eric Schaper, GA

2019 Raffle Winner

Thomas May, IL

Raffle Details and FAQs

You must be 18 years old to purchase a raffle ticket. Persons under 18 years of age may not be the beneficiary of a ticket purchase.

Ticket purchaser — and beneficiary, if the beneficiary is not the same as the purchaser — must also be citizens of the United States or legal residents thereof.

Void where prohibited. The raffle is not available to purchasers in Alabama, Utah, Hawaii, Arkansas and California.

Ticket purchaser — and beneficiary, if the beneficiary is not the same as the purchaser — must meet the following eligibility requirements:

No board member or employee, or immediate family member of a board member or employee, of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund or its sister organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network shall be permitted to win the prize. For purposes of this Raffle, “immediate family” is defined as the board member/employee and their spouse or partner, and their parents, children, brothers, and sisters.

Our intent in creating and enforcing this rule is to avoid the creation of a conflict of interest or even the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Raffle tickets are NOT tax-deductible.

CCAN Action Fund will pay backup withholding federal and state tax payments on behalf of the Prize Winners so that the Prize Winners do not have to provide that money, which is normally required in advance of receiving the Prizes. Find more details here.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 9:00 am ET:  Ticket Sales Begin

Raffle tickets will be sold up to the maximum of 7,000 valid tickets. Ticket sales will cease as soon as the maximum is reached or the sales period expires.

Raffle ticket sales are final.

Ticket sales conclude Thursday, August 22, 6:00 PM ET unless sales end earlier due to reaching the maximum number of valid tickets to be sold.

August 22, 2024, 6:00 pm ET:  Drawing

Our annual EV Raffle drawing will take place on August 24 at 6:00 PM ET and the winners will be announced on live-stream beginning at 7:00 pm ET the same day. Instructions for locating and joining the stream will be published on the website and sent to participants via email.

  • CCAN Action Fund’s Sixth Annual EV Raffle Drawing will occur automatically at the close of the raffle on August 22, 2024 at 6:00 PM.
  • The Drawing will be conducted electronically using the Lottery for WooCommerce plugin. At the time of entry, all entries are assigned a ticket number. Ticket generation is completed automatically and 10-digit ticket numbers are generated at random. Participants are sent their ticket number via email after purchase. WooCommerce will select two winning raffle tickets and send an automatic email to the website administrators. The purchaser of the ticket listed first in this email will receive the first-place prize of choice. The purchaser of the ticket listed second will receive the Ioniq 5 SE. It is possible for the same person to win both prizes if they have purchased both of the winning tickets.
  • The Winners will be announced on livestream on August 22, 2024 starting at 7:00 pm ET. All participants will be sent instructions on how to join the livestream via email a few days before the winner is announced. Winners do not have to be present to win.

CCAN Action Fund will use the funds raised from the raffle to advocate for public policies that fight climate change across the Chesapeake region and nationwide. The United States recently became the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), which means record amounts of the powerful greenhouse gas methane are leaking all over the world. We will work to stop the LNG expansion. We’re also pressuring the D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) to REJECT a multi-billion dollar pollution plan which would spend $4.5 billion ratepayer dollars on polluting methane gas infrastructure. With your help, we will continue advocating for building electrification, public transit, electing climate champions, and helping those most vulnerable adapt to the consequences of a changing climate. Learn more about our work.

The First-Place Prize Winner will have the choice between two prizes: 

  • Build-Your-Own-Rivian: The Prize Winner may choose to build their own Rivian R1S SUV or R1T pickup truck up to a maximum expenditure of $109,990. Prize includes state and federal taxes, with a total value up to $159,485.50. Delivery is dependent on the manufacturer. 
  • Build-Your-Own Tesla: The Prize Winner may choose to build their own Tesla (including the possibility of a Cybertruck) up to a maximum expenditure of $103,990. Prize includes state and federal taxes, with a total value up to $150,785.50. Delivery is dependent on the manufacturer. Cybertruck estimated delivery in 2025.

The Second-Place Prize Winner will be able to purchase an Ioniq 5 SE up to the maximum expenditure of $45,850. Prize includes state and federal taxes, with a total value up to $66,482.50. 

Click here for more details.

Tickets may be purchased by using one of the Buy/Purchase Tickets Buttons on the Raffle website, found at evraffle.org.

Important note: raffle ticket sales are final.

Ticket Price
The price of a single ticket is $200.

Payment Methods
Major Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Your Ticket
Each purchaser will receive an electronic purchase receipt and ticket number delivered to their email address.

CCAN Action Fund contracts with various third parties to support the EV Raffle. These include Cornershop Creative for the website and the law firm of Fred B. Goldberg, P.C. to perform a legal audit of the EV Raffle (conducted in 2022).

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EIN 01-0879928

If you have additional questions about the Raffle, please email Courtney Dyson at courtney@chesapeakeclimate.org.