White House Launches EV Route Event Investments with the EVA and Other Organizations
The White House has set a goal for 50% of all auto sales to be electric by 2030. All under its EV Acceleration Challenge. In late March, the White House released a fact sheet. Especially outlining EV charging investments. Also federal fleet plans, and partner agreements. All to achieve this target. The Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) and other organizations are committed to hosting more than 300 EV events in 2023. Thereby contributing to this ambitious goal. In addition and for more information, check out the EV fact sheet.
Join the EV Route Event into Zero Road Trip event as a Driver or Supporter
The EVA is seeking drivers to take the “baton” from one city to another during the Route Zero Road Trip. They are also looking for drivers and EVA chapter members to support the event’s multiple stops, featuring a variety of EV models and driver experiences. If you’re interested in participating, fill out this form.
EV Route Event
All EVA local chapters are invited to these events, where they can bring their EVs and educate attendees and the press. Each stop will be different, but some will include press conferences, local speakers on no-emission or EV topics, and informal EV car showcases. If you have any questions, please contact EVA President Elaine Borseth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Senior Communications Specialist Grant Gerke at email@example.com.
Social Media and the Zero Relay into EV Route Event
As the event approaches, the EVA will provide social media hashtags for participants to use, as the relay event will include charging station images and other fun pictures. Stay tuned for more information on how to share your Route Zero Road Trip experiences online.
EV Route Event: Zero Relay Cities and Schedule
The Route Zero Relay schedule is subject to change, so please visit this page for updates on finalized dates. As of May 1, 2023, the schedule is as follows:
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, April 27th
In addition, the Santa Monica Pier event will kick off the Route Zero Road Trip. A member of the Union of Concerned Scientists will be driving to Flagstaff, AZ. Moreover and podcasting along the way. Be sure to follow them on Twitter for updates and information.
EV Route Event Plan
Flagstaff, AZ – Friday, April 28
Check out photos of the Flagstaff stop here.
Santa Fe, NM – Sunday, April 30
View pictures from the Santa Fe stop here.
Kansas City, MO – Wednesday, May 3
The Kansas City event will take place at Berkley Riverfront Park, featuring Mayor Quinton Lucas as the guest speaker. The event starts at 11:15 AM CT.
Joliet, IL (near Chicago) – Sunday, May 7
The Joliet stop will be held at Joliet Community College’s EV Charging Stations, located at 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL.
Detroit, MI – Tentatively May 16, 17, or 18
Stay tuned for more information on the Detroit stop.
Cleveland, OH – June
Pittsburgh, PA – June
Baltimore, MD – June
Washington, D.C. – June
Updated EV Tax Credit Guide for the EV Route Event
The federal EV tax credit has numerous battery material and domestic manufacturing requirements. To find out which EV models qualify for a full or half tax credit as of early April 2023, download the EV Tax Credit Guide.
Join the Route Zero Road Trip to celebrate clean air standards and American-powered electric vehicles while exploring the historic Route 66. Stay updated on the event schedule and get involved to help promote a cleaner, greener future for all.