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3/27 – Electric Drive Launch Event – Austin, TX

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Austin Energy has developed a showcase for electric transportation in the heart of downtown Austin called Electric Drive (checkout schedule below). Located in the Seaholm EcoDistrict, (a portion of West 2nd Street, between Walter Seaholm Drive and Sandra Muraida Way) Electric Drive is a transportation innovation hub that features DC fast charging for charging in minutes as opposed to hours, as well as level 2 charging for customers to use while they enjoy other aspects of the EcoDistrict. A solar- powered kiosk that includes charging for electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, and hand held devices can also be found on the street. Electric Drive is a key component of the Plug-In EVerywhere℠ network and demonstrates Austin as a Smart City leader in electric transportation. The Plug-In Everywhere program allows EV drivers to charge at over 500 charging ports throughout Austin including DC fast charging for only $4.17 a month. All public charging is powered by 100% renewable energy from Texas wind through Austin Energy’s Greenchoice® program.

The Electric Drive solar charging station, designed by Sol Design Lab, is an innovative combination of solar technology, transportation infrastructure, and civic place making. It offers the public the opportunity to gather in the shade while recharging their mobile electronics or electric two-wheel transportation from the sun. The station features seating and tables made from reclaimed wood, two bike racks, a repurposed vintage gas pump that holds battery storage while showing solar production and CO2 reduction. The kiosk is also ADA accessible.

Electric Drive includes a mobility hub featuring bike sharing, car sharing, access to the hike-and-bike trail, and charging options for two wheel and four wheel electric vehicles. This street fits perfectly in Austin’s Smart City roadmap providing the community with faster, better, cheaper transportation options while cutting vehicle emissions:

Electric Drive // Schedule @ETS17

4:00pm to 4:40pm // Special Remarks // @Seaholm

Speakers include:

-Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin, Texas
-Ann Kitchen, District 5 Council Member, City of Austin
-Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy
-Lucia Athens, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin
-Karl Popham, Emerging Technology and EV Manager, Austin Energy [emcee]

4:40pm to 5:00pm // Ribbon Cutting // @Seaholm

5:00pm to 6:30pm // Interactive Demonstrations // @Seaholm

6:00pm to 7:00pm // Networking Reception // @Seaholm

6/20 – EV Roadmap 10 – Portland, OR

Widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive ecosystem of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups, and drivers. The EV Roadmap Conference brings all of these stakeholders together in a highly interactive format to explore emerging trends, share best practices, and map the road ahead.

For more information, visit the conference website.

5/1 – ACT Expo – Long Beach, CA

The ACT Expo 2017 is an alternative fuels and clean vehicles conference and expo. ACT is dedicated to displaying all alternative fuels, advanced clean vehicles & technology providing strong educational value and positive results for fleet professionals and industry stakeholders looking to make investments in these alternative opportunities.

For more information, visit the show website.

4/25 – NAFA 2017 Institute & Expo – Tampa, FL

April 25, 2017 @ 7:30 a.m. – April 28, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

This conference is for fleet industry professionals, both government and private, to discuss the most relevant topics and concerns facing fleet operation today. It presents many opportunities for continuing education and networking with other fleet professionals.

For more information, visit the show website.