WHAT: Dozens of Oklahoma City-area electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather in the shadow of the Wheeler District Ferris Wheel to celebrate the growth of electric vehicles travelling on Oklahoma’s roadways and to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars. The event is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.
Six different EV models will be on display including a Tesla Model S, Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs, and even an electric recumbent bicycle. The EV drivers bringing vehicles to the event have reported over 170,000 electric miles driven.
Oklahoma City’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold EV events.
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016
WHERE: Wheeler District Ferris Wheel, 1701 S Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73109
VISUALS: Nearly 20 electric vehicles will be on display. Drivers and EV experts will be available for quotes.
WHO: Local drivers have partnered with the Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition, a program of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), in organizing the event. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.
Photo Source: Wheeler District Facebook page
About Central Oklahoma Clean Cities
Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act of 1992, Clean Cities is part of DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
This national network of Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.”Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.
Led by Clean Cities coordinators, coalitions are composed of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. Clean Cities coalitions make an impact in their communities every day. Their activities stimulate local economies, facilitate the adoption of new transportation technologies, and make communities cleaner, healthier places to live. Central Oklahoma Clean Cities is sponsored locally by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and approximately 50 public and private sector entities represented by some 170 stakeholders. ACOG’s Central Oklahoma Clean Cities program staff and coalition stakeholders work to support the Clean Cities mission, as well as help improve regional air quality in Central Oklahoma.