EDF Action Hosted Clean Energy & Transportation Event

August 21, 2021
Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edfaction.org, 202-572-3534

(Raleigh, NC - August 21, 2021) EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy held an event to highlight the need for bold climate solutions like electric vehicles and clean energy. At the event, there was a demonstration of how electric vehicles are a practical transportation option and give people the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle.

“Electric vehicles provide North Carolina with an ideal solution to both our increasing transportation needs and our battle against climate change. While EVs were once viewed as science fiction, they are now the best way to provide clean, reliable transportation options,” said State Senator Mike Woodard.

“The addition of five new zero-emissions electric buses to the GoRaleigh fleet is the next step toward a cleaner and more sustainable future for the residents of Raleigh,” stated David Eatman, Assistant Director, City of Raleigh Department of Transportation.

“EDF Action members are energized about meeting the moment, advocating for bold climate action now. They’re out gathering petitions, doing visibility events and meeting with elected officials to talk about the importance of tackling the climate crisis head on. We need Congress to act now with bold solutions that accelerate our transition to a clean economy, with big investments in clean energy and electric vehicles,” said Astrid Jenkins, EDF Action’s North Carolina Climate Team Organizer.

“We are excited to engage stakeholders on the benefits of electric transportation while educating people through hands-on electric vehicle driving experiences,” said Dory Larsen, Electric Transportation Program Manager with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. “Events like this help us demonstrate how EVs save us money and time, improve our rides, and are an important climate solution. EVs are for EVeryone!”