Join Generation180 for five virtual events for National Drive Electric Week to discuss a variety of EV topics from buses to media to policy.
Sept. 27-Oct 1 Events Highlight Benefits, EV Momentum as Part of National Drive Electric Week
Charlottesville, VA — Clean energy nonprofit Generation180 is hosting a week-long event series about electric vehicles (EVs) from September 27-October 1 to generate excitement and increase awareness about the benefits of electric transportation.
From electric school buses and policy debates to an EV trivia night with a prize give-away, events will feature fresh voices and entertaining formats in order to attract a broad audience. This is Generation180’s third annual event series held in recognition of National Drive Electric Week.
“We are thrilled to have such an exciting line-up of speakers for this year’s National Drive Electric Week events. We’re hoping these events spark interest in EVs and help spread the enthusiasm about EVs that’s growing across the country right now,” said Stuart Gardner, director of Generation180’s Electrify Your Ride campaign. The 2021 event series comes at a time of unprecedented growth in EV sales and automaker investment.
Generation180’s event series includes:
- Sept. 27 (12pm): Pumps to Plugs: Reimagining Your Gas Station
- Sept. 28 (12pm): Evolution of EVs in the Media, with contributors from Grist, Motor Trend, Automotive News, and Forbes
- Sept. 29 (12pm): EVs or Public Transit: A False Dichotomy? , with the Sierra Club and Advanced Energy Economy
- Sept. 30 (7pm): EV Trivia: This is You Winning Big, featuring a prize give-away
- Oct. 1 (12pm): Electric School Buses: Communities in the Driver’s Seat, in collaboration with World Resources Institute and Chispa
Generation180 is encouraging attendees and others to sign the “Going Electric Pledge” to make their next car electric.
“Electric vehicles are becoming more popular because they are fun to drive and better for the environment. There are over 50 different models of EVs, and more coming to market, with options priced comparably to gas-powered cars,” said Gardner. “Electric vehicles are also an essential part of our country’s transition to clean energy. These events are one of the many ways that Generation180 is working to help accelerate our country’s transition to electric transportation,” he added.
Generation180 is a national nonprofit working to inspire and equip people to take action on clean energy in their homes, schools, and communities. Instead of the doom and gloom of a warming planet, Generation180 is focused on the unparalleled opportunity and the cleaner, healthier, more equitable energy future before us. Learn more at www.generation180.org.
About Electrify Your Ride
Generation180’s national Electrify Your Ride (EYR) campaign is accelerating the transition to electric vehicles by building awareness about EVs, transforming EV owners into advocates, and breaking down barriers to make EVs more accessible. With less than two percent of our country driving electric, a lot of work remains to get to 100% clean transportation.
More about our Electrify Your Ride program:
- Our Online Event Series educates individuals about the benefits of EVs and inspires the “EV curious” to pledge to make their next car electric.
- The EYR Ambassadors Program equips EV owners and enthusiasts with resources and training they can use to influence others in their communities to go electric.
- Our EYR@Work pilot program partners with businesses to support their employees’ transition to EVs and attract new hires that value sustainability; and
- EYR’s Advocacy team produces original research and mobilizes our advocates to help educate policymakers and the public about the need for equitable transportation policies.
Visit our website to learn more and join 11,000 Americans who have pledged to make their next car electric: https://generation180.org/pathways/electrify-your-ride/.