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Atlanta Takes Part in National Drive Electric Week at Atlantic Station Celebration, Ride and Drive Event

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Contact: Anne Blair, anne@cleanenergy.org, 404-849-7929; Michael Beinenson, beinenson@gmail.com, 404- 913-0020; Georgia Power, 404-506-7676

 

WHAT: Hundreds of Atlanta area electric vehicle (EV) drivers and enthusiasts will participate in a social and ride-and-drive event to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars this Saturday, September 12. The event is the 4th annual Atlanta Drive Electric Week celebration at Atlantic Station and part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.

A social will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the tennis courts followed by a display of electric vehicles (EV) and their owners around Atlantic Station’s Central Park.

Georgia Power will be set up in Atlantic Station’s Central Park with displays and giveaways to help Georgia drivers Get Current. Drive Electric. Representatives will be on hand to speak with drivers about the company’s residential and workplace charging programs, as well as public charging options across the state. EV chargers and other products will be on display and two Level 2 charging stations will be given away. Nissan and BMW vehicles will be available for test ride-and-drives.

Atlanta’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold events promoting EVs.

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2015 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (official event); social begins at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Atlantic Station (Central Park), 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363

VISUALS: Electric vehicles and their owners (including a BMW i8, Mercedes b-class, Teslas, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Spark EV, Chevy Volt, and more) ride-and-drives; EV chargers and other products on display.

These owners will be available for interviews, and other contacts available upon request:
Keith Rome, Tesla Model S, 770-617-4016
Bobby Chung, BMW i3 owner, 404-626-5260
Tum Tunthatakas, Smart ED and BMW i3 owner, video here
Dan Kirkland, Nissan LEAF owner, 404-245-1531
Jeff Cohen, Volt owner, 770-880-4133

EV Club of the South, Georgia Power, Nissan, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Clean Cities Georgia, and others are organizing the Atlanta event. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/ and follow #NDEW2015 on social media.

For more information about Atlanta Drive Electric Week, visit: www.atlantadew.com

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About Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: Founded in 1985, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at www.cleanenergy.org

About EV Club of the South: The EV Club Of The South is for EV drivers, their families and others interested in electric vehicles and is a chapter of the EAA Electric Auto Association. Our purpose is to be the voice of our members, promote the successful growth of the electric vehicle in the United States and the world, act as a network for information both to and from the manufacturers and retailers of electric vehicles, and to encourage the development of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. www.evclubofthesouth.wildapricot.org

About Georgia Power: Georgia Power is committed to assisting customers with their EV energy needs and advancing Georgia as an EV-friendly state. In addition to EV charger rebates and the development of public charging infrastructure, the company is conducting an ongoing public education campaign and offers a special rate for EV customers. The company also recently rolled out dozens of plug-in electric hybrid vehicles as part of its statewide fleet. To learn more about driving electric with Georgia Power, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/EV.

About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. It developed the world’s largest, most dedicated network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers, many of whom have driven EVs for well over a decade. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org.

About the Sierra Cub: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles initiative advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut oil consumption. Sierra Club is proud to have been one of the three national groups organizing National Drive Electric Week since its inception in 2011. www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide.

About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org.