Drive Electric

Gregg Watkins
Gregg.Watkins@ci.charlotte.nc.us
9/17/2019
Electric vehicle use is on the rise and Charlotte’s City Manager Marcus Jones

Electric vehicle use is on the rise and Charlotte’s City Manager Marcus Jones is joining in on the action. To celebrate National Drive Electric Week Jones, pictured above, is hitting the streets with a vehicle from the city’s electric fleet. A fleet poised to grow with the activation of the Strategic Energy Action Plan that strives to transition the city’s vehicle fleet to zero carbon by 2030.

Whether you are ready to go all electric or are just kicking the tires, the City of Charlotte, along with community partners, will host an educational event to showcase the benefits of driving all-electric vehicles and plug-in, hybrid-electric vehicles.

What: National Drive Electric Week Event

When:  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Where: Levine Avenue of the Arts, 137 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Charlotte, NC 28285

Participants will have a chance to explore exhibits of the latest EV models, hear from guest speakers and learn more about the growing use of EVs and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.

“The City of Charlotte wants to support community EV adoption. We hope this event will encourage EV purchases and increase awareness around the Strategic Energy Action Plan and resident responsibility,” said Erika Ruane, City of Charlotte, Office of Sustainability.

The community is encouraged to register for this event.

National Drive Electric Week is a celebration that began in 2011 to heighten awareness around EVs.