Mikel C. Lolley
Fayetteville, AR Takes Part in National Drive Electric Week with NWA’s 1st Annual EV Rally.
WHAT: Northwest Arkansas EV Dealers, Service Providers, Drivers and Dreamers will get together to see the latest in EVs available locally, as well as see the variety of new models of EVs already available, and all in one place, the Fayetteville Square. Northwest Arkansas electric vehicle dealers, service providers and drivers will get together to share information about EVs, as well as highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars. The event will close with an informal EV parade around Downtown Fayetteville and the Entertainment District, ending Fayetteville’s first annual EV Rally.
Plug-in vehicles on-hand will include the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, the BMW i3 and the Ford Fusion. SUMO, Fayetteville’s EV carshare, will have low-speed electric vehicles (LEVs) on-hand, including the Star ACcel and the Cushman LSV800. These EVs and LEVs will be available for test ride-and-drives. EV chargers and products will also be on display.
Fayetteville’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.
WHEN: Saturday, September 19th, 3pm to 5pm, 2015
WHERE: Fayetteville Square
Treadwell Institute is organizing NWAs 1st Annual EV Rally. Treadwell Institute, Sustainable Urban Mobility aka SUMO, BMW of NWA, Superior Nissan, Penske Chevy, Lewis Ford are the local sponsors. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.
For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week Events events, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/
About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. It developed the world’s largest, most dedicated network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers, many of whom have driven EVs for well over a decade. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org.
About the Sierra Cub: The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil campaign advocates for a switch to Electric Vehicles as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our addiction to oil. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org/electric-vehicles.
About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org.