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New Orleans Drive Electric Week Kick Off Event at Loyola University

09/24/2021

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Marin Stephens|504-483-8522|mstephens@norpc.org

 Find out what the buzz is all about when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) and get a chance to look under the hood of some of the latest electric cars from brands like Chevrolet, Nissan, and Tesla.

The City of New Orleans is excited to cohost the 2021 New Orleans Electric Vehicle Showcase with partners Entergy New Orleans and the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership at Loyola University. Loyola University has been a leading steward for resiliency in the City of New Orleans and has promoted the benefits of transitioning to cleaner fuels since installing Level 2 EV chargers in the main entrance to campus across from Audubon Park on St. Charles Avenue.

“We are looking forward to being the host of this year’s New Orleans EV Showcase for National Drive Electric Week. At Loyola University we lead by example, ensuring that our students and staff can be the next generation of trailblazers in resiliency and innovation for years to come here in New Orleans," said Loyola President Tania Tetlow, who drives an electric vehicle.

Laura Bryan, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation said, "The City is excited to cohost the New Orleans Electric Vehicle Showcase event, an opportunity for residents to access different EV models and information about the technology. The event is a continuation of our partnership with Entergy New Orleans to provide the city with the infrastructure necessary to transition to lower-emission cars, a crucial step in our transportation and resiliency goals."

“Entergy New Orleans journey to a clean energy future includes providing innovative and customer-centric technologies, such as electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to help reduce the City’s carbon footprint and provide accessible charging stations,” said Seth Cureington, Entergy New Orleans Director of Economic Development and Technology Innovation. “Our continued partnership with the City of New Orleans allows us to provide equitable access to electric vehicles charging stations across the city and furthers our progress in combatting climate change.”

The 2021 New Orleans Vehicle Showcase will feature the latest electric vehicles on the market and offer attendees the opportunity to check out EVs, speak to EV owners, and ask questions about the technology. Entergy New Orleans will be on hand with its e-Tech team to give information on available rebates for both home and business charging, and to showcase their fleet of electric Chevy Bolts.

Interested attendees and current EV owners who want to bring their electric vehicles can pre-register for the event here: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2868&view=public

Media Contact: Marin Stephens, mstephens@norpc.org, 504-483-8522 National Drive Electric

National Drive Electric Week is presented by national organizers Plug In America, the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and EVHybridNoire. Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of NDEW. ClipperCreek and the Electrify America are silver level sponsors. EVgo is a green level sponsor.

The 11th Annual National Drive Electric Week, a coast-to-coast celebration of electric vehicles (EVs), will be held September 25th through October 3rd, 2021

For more information about New Orleans Drive Electric Week, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2868&view=public

For a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card, register to attend or participate and complete a short survey. drawing terms and conditions

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: DriveElectricWeek.org

 About Plug In America: Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org

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. In addition to protecting every person's right to get outdoors and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club works to promote clean energy, safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal action. 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.

About EVHybridNoire: EVHybridNoire is the nation’s largest network of diverse EV drivers and enthusiasts, working to advance EVs and equitable multimodal e-mobility solutions across the U.S. www.evhybridnoire.com