Chattanooga Takes Part In National Drive Electric Week

  • Friday, September 1, 2017

Dozens of Chattanooga electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather during the Songbirds Foundation "Second Saturday on Station Street," on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3-8 p.m., at the west end of Station Street, next to the Chattanooga Choo Choo, to launch the Chattanooga Electric Vehicle Tail Gate Party and kick off Chattanooga's Drive Electric Week, Sept. 9-17.  There will be more that a dozen electric and low-emission vehicles --cars, bicycles and motorcycles-- and displays of oil-free miles driven, with owners ready to answer questions about their cars, highlighting the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.

The event is part of the seventh annual National Drive Electric Week. The event is free and the public is invited to attend and enjoy an introduction to the fun of driving electric. 

Plug-in vehicles on display will include: Nissan LEAF, Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in, Tesla, Zero Motorcycle, Chevrolet Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and well as a variety of electric bicycles. 

Green Commuter will be providing electric cars to offer test drives. TVA, CARTA, EPB and Green Commuter have partnered to expand the charging network and start an Electric Car Sharing Program. 

Electric Bike Specialists will offer test rides of electric bicycles, and Griffith Cycle will display their Zero electric motorcycles. EPB will be on hand to answer questions about their new Solar Share program. 

Organized by Chattanooga Drive Electric and the Cherokee Group of the Sierra Club, the Chattanooga’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. 

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/

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