National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off Sept 9th!

This blog was co-authored by Anne Blair, former Director of the Clean Fuels Program, and Dory Larsen, Electric Vehicle Program Coordinator at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Guest Blog and Dory Larsen | September 5, 2017 | Clean Transportation, Electric Vehicles

Since 2011, electric vehicle enthusiasts have hosted events all around the globe, celebrating the environmental and cost benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is excited to once again partner with local organizations, dealerships and volunteers across the Southeast for inspiring and educational events. To find an event near you, go here.  Or join SACE staff at one of the following events:

Alpharetta, Georgia 

Be one of the first to see the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF at the metro Atlanta National Drive Electric Week Event at Avalon in Alpharetta! Tonight, Nissan will unveil their 2018 Nissan LEAF with an expected range of nearly twice the range of past models, but this event will be the only event in the Southeast to feature this new car before it goes on sale. 

The 2017 metro Atlanta National Drive Electric Week returns to Avalon in Alpharetta, GA on Saturday September 9, 2017  and will be open to the public between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  The Electric Vehicle display will take place on Avalon Boulevard between the Valet Circle and the Tesla store.

The event is organized by CleanCities Georgia, EV Club of the South and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and sponsored by Georgia Power (Presenting Sponsor), United BMW (Major Sponsor), ChargePoint and Hannah Solar (Supporting Sponsors). Organizers and sponsors will be exhibiting on the Avalon Green.

A Ride & Drive will also be held with vehicles provided by United BMW and individual EV owners. Let us know you are coming and/or share with your friends here.

Asheville, North Carolina – Electric Car Show at Asheville Outlets

In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, come to Asheville Outlets on September 10th, 12-4PM to see the latest all-electric & plug-in hybrid vehicles! This event is free and family-friendly.

  • Owners & Dealer cars on display including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota and Kia
  • Electric and solar vehicle charging station demonstrations
  • EV owners and clean energy businesses on-site to answer questions about costs, range, charging and more!
  • Meet members of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club
  • Discover insights about the 2018 models like the new Nissan LEAF and most efficient car in the United States: the Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  • To volunteer by displaying your EV or help at an info table, go here.
  • To RSVP and share on Facebook, go here.


Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, this event is postponed until further notice. 

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is hosting an electric vehicle tailgate in conjunction with the Florida League of Women Voters “Hot Topics” event with FL SUN, an initiative working to organize group solar installations. The event will be an opportunity for members of the public to check out some of the latest electric vehicles available and discuss opportunities to expand EVs and charging in the state. The EV Tailgate will be held outside in the parking lot near the charging station. Let us know you are coming and/or share with your friends here.

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