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Drive Electric Alabama sponsors Earth Day EVent designed to increase EV awareness

EV owners will be on hand to answer questions and show off their cars Saturday at Holtz Leather Company in Huntsville for a Drive Electric Alabama Earth Day EVent.

What’s the best thing about owning and driving an electric vehicle?

Maybe it’s driving past gas stations. Maybe it’s never having to pay for an oil change. Perhaps it’s the exhilaration motorists feel with an EV’s instant acceleration.

EV owners will be on hand to answer questions and show off their cars Saturday at Holtz Leather Company in Huntsville for a Drive Electric Alabama Earth Day EVent. It’s also the first official event for the Drive Electric Alabama North Alabama chapter, a club for EV owners and enthusiasts.

Media members are invited to attend and talk to EV owners. The event is free and open to the public.

“Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley have a well-earned reputation for innovation and embracing technology, so this is a perfect event for people to come out and learn more about EVs,” said Michael Staley, president of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. “Most Alabamians have never even sat behind the wheel of an EV, but this event allows them to do that while talking to people who are driving these cars every day.”

WHAT: North Alabama Drive Electric Earth Day EVent 

WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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WHERE: Parking lot adjacent to Holtz Leather Company, 1214 Meridian Street North, Huntsville, AL 35801

WHO: EV owners, who will show their vehicle and answer questions about range, cost, maintenance and other topics unique to EVs.

SPONSORS: This event is hosted by Drive Electric Alabama and the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. Other local sponsors include HuntsVolt, City of Huntsville, Huntsville Utilities, Energy Alabama and Holtz Leather Company. National sponsors include Electrify America and Plug In America.

DID YOU KNOW?: This event is one of many Drive Electric Earth Day events happening across the nation in April, and all are designed to share information about electric vehicles. In addition to being better for the environment, EVs are more fun to drive, more convenient to fuel and less expensive to operate than gasoline vehicles.

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