What do Alpharetta GA and Asheville NC have in common this weekend?

Guest Blog | September 9, 2016 | Clean Transportation, Electric Vehicles

Turns out electric vehicles can bring people together and help save the planet! As part of National Drive Electric Week, a great line-up of public officials, business leaders and environmental groups will be coming together in Georgia to celebrate the state’s success in embracing electric vehicles.  In North Carolina, race car driver Leilani Munter will be joining SACE and our allies. We have helped to organize local events in Alpharetta, Georgia (metro Atlanta) and Asheville, North Carolina where our special guests will be in attendance to promote electric vehicles and clean energy.

We hope our supporters across the Southeast will make plans to attend these fun and informative events that promote electric vehicles. If you can’t make it to these events, click here to find an event near you!

Read about the Alpharetta and Asheville events below!


Saturday, Sept 10th from 9AM-3PM – Alpharetta, GA at the Avalon [RSVP & SHARE on Facebook]

2016 is the 6th year fro Atlanta Drive Electric Week events. This year, the event will take place Avalon in Alpharetta. Avalon hosts metro Atlanta’s newest Tesla store and 10 level 2 electric vehicle charging stations installed throughout the venue. The Drive Electric Week-Alpharetta event will offer spaces for 48 electric vehicles in the high traffic main thoroughfare, along with event sponsor exhibits occupying the unique ‘green space’ lined by restaurants, cinema and Avalon’s Welcome Center.

Presenting sponsor: Georgia Power Electric Transportation


Mayor David Belle Isle, Mayor of Alpharetta
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
Jeff Petrea, Metro North Region Area Manager, Georgia Power Company
Mayor Ted Terry, Mayor of Clarkston and Director, Sierra Club – Georgia Chapter
Anne Blair, Director of Clean Fuels, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy – Moderator
Representatives from Hannah Solar, Metro Plug-In, EV Club of the South, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Clean Cities-Georgia, Sierra Club-Georgia Chapter will also be on hand to answer questions about EVs and charging around the state.
Major sponsors: Hannah Solar and United BMW
Supporting sponsor: Metro Plug-In and Chargepoint
Organizing sponsors: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), Clean Cities-Georgia, EV Club of the South, EV Transportation Coalition, and the the Sierra Club-Georgia Chapter.

Sunday, Sept 11th from 12PM-4PM – Asheville, NC at the Asheville Outlets: 
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Asheville’s 3rd annual Drive Electric Event will occur on Sunday, September 11th from Noon-4PM.  This FREE show is hosted by by the Asheville Outlets MallLand of Sky Clean Vehicles CoalitionSouthern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge EV club. Join us for a fun-filled, electrifying afternoon! Here’s what to expect:

  • **NEW UPDATE** Meet race car driver and electric vehicle advocate Leilani Munter, who will be our special guest for this event. Read all about global eco-activism, racing career and various environmental and wildlife documentaries here. Then make plans to meet her in person this Sunday!
  • Talk with owners & dealers about the pleasure of driving electric cars and see these plug-ins up close
  • Ride in zero-emission vehicles between 1 and 4 pm
  • Get answers to all your questions on cost of operation, savings, available cars, area charging locations, home-charging options, rebates and tax incentives
  • See some specialty electric vehicles
  • Learn about the various kinds of chargers available to EV owners. The following charges are available at the Asheville Outlest: Four, Level 2 charging stations owned by Asheville Outlets (free with a Chargepoint network card), CHAdeMO/CCS DC Fast Charger (NRG eVgo session fee applies), Tesla Supercharger (8 stations).
  • Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club & join up for free
  • Explore the new Asheville Outlets and one of more than 75 stores. Look for outlet-wide sales this day!
  • Enjoy a meal in the food court or area restaurants and spend the afternoon.
  • RAIN DATE: September 18 noon to 4 pm


For other events around the Southeast, check out the map below or go here.

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