SAN ANGELO – A convoy of Electric Vehicles (EVs) will make a stop in San Angelo Wednesday morning at the San Angelo Visitor's Center to showcase a roadmap to the future of transportation in the Lone Star State.
According to a media advisory, this week, Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA), Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, Lightning eMotors, and Texas Electric School Bus Project are bringing a convoy of electric vehicles (including an electric school bus!) to San Angelo, Midland, and Lubbock on September 27 and 28. The tour aims to inform West Texas leaders and stakeholders about available electric transportation resources and encourage applications for available grants and incentives.
With each stop, local legislators, elected officials, utility companies, school district administrators, and community leaders are invited to delve into the abundance of funding that can enrich their hometowns and foster an electric transportation future in Texas.
"Bringing the EV roadshow to San Angelo, Midland-Odessa, and Lubbock is a game-changer for our electric transportation future," said Tom "Smitty" Smith of the Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance. "We're showcasing a range of electric vehicles, including an electric school bus, and providing a roadmap for electrifying Texas. We aim to boost local economies, collaborate with community leaders, and maximize electric transportation benefits, sparking growth in West Texas communities.”
An electric vehicle (EV) convoy is touring through West Texas to highlight the need for additional EV charging stations and funding opportunities for the electrification of city fleets, businesses, schools, and more.
Wednesday, September 27
10:00 A.M. CT
Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center
418 W Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903
Wednesday, September 27
3:00 P.M. CT
Electrify America Charging Station
Midland, TX 79701
Thursday, September 28
2:00 P.M. CT
1501 Mac Davis Ln,
Lubbock, TX 79401
Tom “Smitty” Smith - TxETRA
Michael Chamberlain - TxDOT
Jessica Keithan - Electric School Bus Project
Matt Welch - Conservative Texans for Innovative Energy
Jade Doss - Conservative Texans for Innovative Energy
Shawn Beveridge - Lightning eMotors
Drew Higgins - TxETRA/CPS Energy
Ford Mustang Mach E
Tesla Model Y
Electric School Bus from Lightning eMotors
Volvo C40 Pure Recharge Electric