National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2017
|Day:||Friday, September 15, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10am - 2pm (press conference at 1:00 p.m.)|
|Location:||606 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Arkansas Sierra Club partnered with the City of Fayetteville, Ozarks Electric Cooperative, and Chevrolet of Fayetteville to host our "Drive Electric" event on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. We had 5 EVs on display--4 Volts and one Tesla--provided by Sierra Club members, Ozarks Electric Cooperative, and Chevrolet of Fayetteville. We also tabled with information on various EVs and why they are beneficial.
During the event, Sierra Club emceed a press conference in front of our EVs, headlined by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan. Mayor Jordan extolled the benefits of EVs for air quality, urged the nation to get off fossil fuels entirely, and pushed for more EV charging stations. Other speakers included Kris Williams of Ozarks Electric Cooperative (he brought Ozarks' company EV) and local EV owner Terry Tremwel, who used his speech to lay out the reasons why we should "electrify everything".
All in all, a great event!
photo by: Glen Hooks/AR Sierra Club
Fayetteville, Arkansas Mayor Lioneld Jordan urges support for electric vehicles and more EV charging stations.
Fayetteville Celebrates National Drive Electric Week
Demonstration and discussion of electric vehicle benefits with local owners and experts; press conference (at 1:00) with Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and other officials, to discuss local sustainability efforts and future city clean transportation plans.
Click the blue button at the top of this page to register and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.
There are currently 8 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 5,200 electric miles driven.