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10th Annual Drive Electric Week: September 26 – October 4

2019 Charge Forward EV Relay, hosted by Drive Electric NH. Image: Drive Electric NH and Kate & Keith Photography

Brianna Brand

Driving habits certainly look much different than normal as adults and children alike transition to virtual work and school environments that leave the trusty family automobile in the driveway more often than not. Most long for the days when the disruption of daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic are nothing more than a hazy memory. But during this unprecedented time, many are looking for ways to rebuild our world stronger than ever, and electrified transportation is near the top of the list of priorities.

Usually at this time of year, residents across the Northeast look forward to electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive events through National Drive Electric Week. While the pandemic has shuttered in-person events, Clean Energy NH’s Drive Electric NH initiative is shifting Drive Electric Week to a virtual format, offering a series of top-notch webinars that delve deep into the latest EV topics.

From September 26-October 4, residents, businesses, and municipalities across the Granite State and beyond are invited to participate in a series of webinars on electrified transportation. On Monday, September 29 at 7:00p.m., hear insights and tips from EV owners including how and where they charge their cars, EV technology, and how they combat range anxiety. This is as close to behind-the-wheel as possible this year!

Another webinar on Tuesday September 28 at 1:00p.m. will discuss the impacts of the pandemic on the national shift towards electric transportation, featuring insights from local EV dealers showcasing Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, and Chevrolet models. Learn about future EV models, modified release dates, and more!

Don’t miss the Thursday October 1 webinar at 1:00p.m., which will cover the crucially important topic of EV charging and the modern utility grid, including advances in vehicle-grid technology by the Founder & CEO of Fermata Energy, David Slutzky, a former White House and EPA Senior Policy Advisor.

To view the full line-up of webinars and to register, visit https://www.driveelectricnh.org/drive-electric-week. For virtual events in other regions, visit https://driveelectricweek.org/.

Brianna Brand in the Senior Program Director for Clean Energy New Hampshire.

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