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ADVISORY: Asheville’s Electric Car Show Joins Forces with Nationally-known Race Car Driver Leilani Münter


September 8, 2016

Contact: Jennifer Rennicks, SACE, 828-275-0564,

ADVISORY: Asheville’s Electric Car Show Joins Forces with Nationally-known Race Car Driver Leilani Münter
Münter, clean energy advocates and local electric car club enthusiasts to host this year’s National Drive Electric Event in Asheville

leilani-munterASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2016) – The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club, and Asheville Outlets have joined forces with race car driver and outspoken environmental advocate, Leilani Münter, to host the 3rd annual Drive Electric Car Show and Ride this Sunday, September 11, 2016 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Asheville Outlets.

Special guest Leilani Münter will deliver opening remarks at 12:30 p.m. and be available for interviews. Local electric vehicle (EV) owners will be present to answer questions about EVs, charging options and offer free EV rides. Local dealerships including Asheville Chevrolet and Harmony Motors, who sell EVs and plug in electric hybrids, will be present with the latest line up of electric and hybrid cars on the market. Additionally, local businesses will be present with vending booths promoting solar installations and sustainable apparel.

WHEN: Sunday, September 11 2016 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET

WHERE: Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 (follow directional signs to side of mall closest and visible from I-26 East)

VISUALS: Leilani Münter, SACE staff, and EV owners available for interviews; electric vehicles from various manufacturers including Tesla; ride alongs with EV drivers/dealers; solar-powered car from Appalachian State Sustainability Team; various EV chargers available at the Asheville Outlets and solar panels from SolFarm Solar Company.

WHO: Leilani Münter, race car driver and Carbon Free Girl

Jennifer Rennicks, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Director of Policy and Communications

Rudy Beharrysingh, Blue Ridge EV Club, President


About Leilani Münter

Leilani Münter is a biology graduate, professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named her the #1 eco athlete in the world, ELLE Magazine awarded her their Genius Award and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. Leilani is an advocate for solar power, electric cars, plant-based diet and animal rights. Her personal car is an electric Tesla Model S. Her home features solar panels, a 550-gallon rainwater collection system, solar and LED lighting, and a vegetable garden. Learn more at

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

About Blue Ridge EV Club

The Blue Ridge EV Club is a local non-profit affiliated with the national Electric Automobile Association and dedicated to promoting sustainable electric transportation. Learn more at

Asheville Outlets

Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America’s most desired brands at Asheville Outlets, an open- air lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, Asheville Outlets includes over 70 retailers and restaurants, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Visit Follow us on Facebook @ashevilleoutlets, Twitter @shopasheville and Instagram @ashevilleoutlets. For group tour information, email