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National Drive Electric Week EVent set for Pepper Place in Birmingham Saturday

Visitors to Pepper Place on Saturday can talk to EV owners and kick the tires on a selection of EVs.


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to own and drive an electric vehicle?

Visitors to Pepper Place on Saturday can talk to EV owners and kick the tires on a selection of EVs at the National Drive Electric Week EVent (NDEW) at The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham. Owners are scheduled to be on hand from 8 a.m. until noon to answer questions while promoting electric vehicle awareness, technology, affordability and EVs other merits.

“A majority of Alabamians have never driven an electric vehicle, and that’s why they trust EV owners to offer the unvarnished truth about the benefits of driving one,” said Michael Staley, President of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, one of the event’s sponsors. “Many people still have questions about EVs, and this event offers an easy way to learn more about electric vehicles that give off zero emissions, have lower maintenance costs than gasoline-powered cars, and contribute to the creation of high-paying jobs right here in our state.”

In addition to the selection of EV passenger vehicles on display, Birmingham-based Autocar, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of severe-duty trucks, is scheduled to have one of the company’s new electric terminal tractors on display.

WHAT: National Drive Electric Week EVent, featuring numerous electric vehicles and owners

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon

WHERE: The Market at Pepper Place, in the designated parking lot in front of Bettola’s Restaurant, in Birmingham’s Lakeview neighborhood

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SPONSORS: This year’s event is hosted by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, UAB Sustainability, Alabama Power Company, the City of Birmingham, Drive Electric Alabama and the Zero Emissions Owners Group (ZEOG

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