Want to Know More About Electric Cars? Head to Electrify Your Ride VA!

FBEventCoverPhotoRichmond_v02-02Can you imagine never going to a gas station again? How about visiting the mechanic once in a blue moon?  These are just two of the reasons more people—including moms—are considering the switch from gas-powered to electric cars.

Join us on September 14 from 9am – 1pm at Dorey Park Farmer’s Market to meet with electric car owners and enjoy FREE refreshments, food vendors, and fun activities for the kids during National Drive Electric Week!  Before you visit the market, check out different models of electric cars and talk to local community members about their own electric cars on display. A partnership between Drive Electric RVA and the Electrify Your Ride VA campaign, this event will also  provide access to information about charging stations and allow attendees to hear first-hand about the personal and community-level benefits of switching to an electric car.

What’s the big deal with driving electric?

Electric cars: they’re fun to drive, convenient to charge, and they save busy parents time and money in terms of lower maintenance and gas costs compared to gas-powered cars. And they’re now more affordable for millions of Virginia drivers.

Most crucially though, electric cars enable everyday people to play a part in Virginia’s transition to clean energy. Not only does switching to an electric car reduce your driving emissions by 70%, but electric transportation as whole is a critical piece of the puzzle that’ll get us to a 100% clean energy future.

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A Richmond event featuring electric cars hosted by Drive Electric RVA this past April

What’s Electrify Your Ride VA?

Three nonprofits—Generation180Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and Virginia Clean Cities—are showing up in cities across Virginia to raise awareness around the benefits of driving electric, connect local electric car owners with neighbors that want to learn more, and make discounts on the latest electric models available to communities across the state.

To learn more about driving electric—or to bring your electric car to the event—register for free here

Need more info or have questions? Contact laura@generation180.org.


Content for this article was provided by Generation 180, a non-profit committed to inspiring, empowering, and equipping individuals to take action on clean energy in their homes and communities. To learn more about their vision, visit them at www.generation180.org