National Drive Electric Week
Southeast Louisiana Drive Electric Week Events
New Orleans, LA
Sep 25, 2021
|Day:||Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT|
Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
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New Orleans Drive Electric Week Kick Off Event at Loyola University
When: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Time: 9am to Noon
Find out what the buzz is all about when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) and get a chance to look under the hood of some of the latest electric cars from brands like Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla.
The City of New Orleans is excited to cohost the 2021 New Orleans Electric Vehicle Showcase with partners Entergy New Orleans and the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership at Loyola University. Loyola University has been a leading steward for resiliency in the City of New Orleans and has promoted the benefits of transitioning to cleaner fuels since installing Level 2 EV chargers in the main entrance to campus across from Audubon Park on St. Charles Avenue.
“We are looking forward to being the host of this year’s New Orleans EV Showcase for National Drive Electric Week. At Loyola University we lead by example, ensuring that our students and staff can be the next generation of trailblazers in resiliency and innovation for years to come here in New Orleans," said Loyola President Tania Tetlow, who drives an electric vehicle.
Laura Bryan, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation said, "The City is excited to cohost the New Orleans Electric Vehicle Showcase event, an opportunity for residents to access different EV models and information about the technology. The event is a continuation of our partnership with Entergy New Orleans to provide the city with the infrastructure necessary to transition to lower-emission cars, a crucial step in our transportation and resiliency goals."
“Entergy New Orleans journey to a clean energy future includes providing innovative and customer-centric technologies, such as electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to help reduce the City’s carbon footprint and provide accessible charging stations,” said Seth Cureington, Entergy New Orleans Director of Economic Development and Technology Innovation. “Our continued partnership with the City of New Orleans allows us to provide equitable access to electric vehicles charging stations across the city and furthers our progress in combatting climate change.”
The 2021 New Orleans Vehicle Showcase will feature the latest electric vehicles on the market and offer attendees the opportunity to check out EVs, speak to EV owners, and ask questions about the technology. Entergy New Orleans will be on hand with its e-Tech team to give information on available rebates for both home and business charging, and to showcase their fleet of electric Chevy Bolts.
Interested attendees and current EV owners who want to bring their electric vehicles can pre-register for the event using the RSVP or Participate button.
Media Contact: Marin Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-483-8522 National Drive Electric
There are currently 85 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||4|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 513,693 electric miles driven.