There’s plenty of information about electric vehicles online, but talking to motorists who already drive one remains the best way to learn about them.
That’s exactly what’s available at Saturday’s Drive Electric Earth Day EVent at The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham. It replaces last month’s EVent, which was postponed because of inclement weather.
Electric vehicle owners will show off their vehicles Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon and will be on hand to answer questions about the vehicles’ comfort, range, price and more. The selection of electric vehicles on display will provide an up-close look at the ever-growing number of EV models available to American consumers.
“Electric vehicles are here to stay,” said Mark Bentley, Executive Director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, one of the event’s sponsors. “Yes, they’re fun to drive while also helping motorists save money on fuel and maintenance costs, but plenty of people still have questions about EVs. Let’s face it, the people who own and drive them have the answers. This is an easy way to learn more about EVs.”
WHAT: Drive Electric Earth Day, featuring numerous electric vehicles and owners
WHEN: Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 8 a.m. until noon
WHERE: The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham’s Lakeview neighborhood
ONE MORE THING: Several precautionary measures have been put in place in recognition of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Masks will be required for all participants in keeping with City of Birmingham and Pepper Place regulations, and hand sanitizing gel and wipes will also be available.
SPONSORS: This year’s event is hosted by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, UAB Sustainability, Alabama Power Company, the City of Birmingham, The Market at Pepper Place and the Zero Emissions Owners Group (ZEOG).
DID YOU KNOW?: Drive Electric Earth Day is a national campaign to share information about electric vehicles. In addition to being better for the environment, electric vehicles are more fun to drive, more convenient to fuel and less expensive to operate than gasoline vehicles.
About the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition serves as the principal coordinating point for clean, alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle activities in Alabama. ACFC was incorporated in 2002 as an Alabama 501c3 non-profit, received designation U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program in 2009 and was re-designated in 2014. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements and emerging transportation technologies. To learn more, visit www.alabamacleanfuels.com.