Alabama part of electric vehicle education effort

Three-month campaign covers Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

Virtual events tied to a three-month education effort about electric vehicles will kick off next week.

The education and awareness campaign is a project of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Clean Cities Georgia and Tennessee Clean Fuels.

The campaign launched in December but revs up this month with hour-long virtual events that are free to attend.

Some of the events include “Busting EV Performance Myths with Actual EV Owners” (March 10 at noon), “How to Travel Long Distance in an EV” (March 15 at noon) and “Day Tripping in Alabama in an EV” (March 29 at noon).

“A grant from Electrify America made it possible for us to launch this campaign to strengthen electric vehicle education and awareness efforts in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee,” said Michael Staley, president of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. “We know the public has a lot of questions about electric vehicles, and we are excited to help get those questions answered.”

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Alabama Broadcasters Association President Sharon Tinsley and her counterparts in Georgia and Tennessee say electric vehicles are a perfect topic for their Public Education Partnership (PEP) program. “The EV campaign has generated more clicks faster than any of the other digital campaigns that we’ve run. That tells me there is great interest in electric vehicles,” she said.

In addition to the grant from Electrify America, the three coalitions are teamed up through a federal grant called DRIVE Electric USA. Each participating state has its own individually managed campaign like Drive Electric Alabama, Drive Electric Georgia and Drive Electric Tennessee.

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