For Immediate Release
Posted: September 19, 2022

Contact

Jessica Wilcox, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
(603) 271-6751 | Jessica.Wilcox@des.nh.gov
Cathy Corkery, NH Sierra Club
(603) 491-1929 | Catherine.Corkery@sierraclub.org

New Hampshire Celebrates 10th National Drive Electric Week Expo

Electric Vehicle Event in Concord, NH September 24

Concord, NH – One of six New Hampshire National Drive Electric Week celebrations is planned for Saturday, September 24, at City Plaza in Concord (in front of the State House). Event organizers, including Drive Electric NH, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, New Hampshire Sierra Club, New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, and Plug-In America, have partnered to bring this annual nationwide observance to 240+ events nationwide and abroad to draw attention to the economic, environmental, and other benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).

The Concord celebration takes place from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. next to the Concord Farmers Market. The showcase will spotlight all-battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles such as the Chevy Bolt, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford F-150 Lightning Pickup, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Tesla (Model 3, Model Y, and Roadster), Volkswagen ID.4, Zero Motorcycle, and even a Lucid Air, as well as related electric and solar technology.

Information and materials will be on hand regarding EVs and their environmental benefits, vehicle charging information and other electric technology.  It's a terrific opportunity to learn about EVs in an informal and informational setting. This event is free to the public and open to all.

Other National Drive Electric Week events in New Hampshire will be held on September 24 at the New London Historical Village and at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, on September 25 at the Exeter Town Hall, on September 28 at the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth, on October 1 at the Bethlehem Public Library and at Apple Harvest Day in Dover, and on October 2 at the Bridge Street Parking Lot in Portsmouth. Visit https://driveelectricweek.org/attend for details.

WHO: Event Organizers: Drive Electric NH, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, New Hampshire Sierra Club, New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, and Plug-In America.  
WHAT: 10th National Drive Electric Week in Concord Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., next to the Concord Farmers Market
WHERE: City Plaza, New Hampshire State House, North Main Street, Concord
SEE: Electric Vehicles, solar technology, charging equipment, raffle prizes & more!

Spokespeople available upon request for radio and reporter interviews.
**PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES**

About Drive Electric NH: Drive Electric NH is a coalition of public and private stakeholders whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and installation of supporting charging infrastructure in NH by increasing knowledge and awareness of EVs through education and outreach.  This will result in a cleaner environment, increased consumer choice, and will help the state attract and retain the next generation workforce as well as attract visitors to our state. https://www.driveelectricnh.org/

About Granite State Clean Cities Coalition: The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC) is a collaborative of over 150 public and private interests from all regions in New Hampshire. Coalition members support the goals of reducing dependence on foreign oil, and improving air quality, through the use of domestically produced, cleaner burning alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, and other fuel-saving strategies. https://www.granitestatecleancities.nh.gov/

About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, with more than 3.8 million members and supporters nationwide.  The Sierra Club is working to accomplish a widespread shift to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) that rely on little to no oil at all. Their work includes advocacy for federal, state, and local policies that will make EVs more accessible to all communities; a push for the utility sector to invest in EV programs; public education and outreach to share the benefits of EVs; and campaigning for transit agencies and school districts to invest in electric buses. The New Hampshire Chapter was established in 1990. For more information, visit https://www.sierraclub.org/new-hampshire  

About New Hampshire Automobile Dealerships Association: New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association (NHADA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the motor vehicle industry throughout New Hampshire. The Association’s focus is to protect, foster and promote business activities of the motor vehicle industry and to develop positive relations with government and the public. 

About Plug In America: Plug In America is leading the nation’s plug-in vehicle movement. The 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. We drive electric. You can, too.