Electric Vehicle Convoy Coming to San Angelo Wednesday

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 InnovationLightning 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.

San Angelo 
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
200 I-20,
Midland, TX 79701

Thursday, September 28 
2:00 P.M. CT
Civic Center
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 
Hummer EV
Electric School Bus from Lightning eMotors 
Volvo C40 Pure Recharge Electric

Charging an EV at Home (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)

Charging an EV at Home (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)

2023 Nissan Ariya EV (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)

2023 Nissan Ariya EV (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)

EV Level 2 Home Charger (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)

EV Level 2 Home Charger (LIVE! Photo Yantis Green)


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GMann, Tue, 09/26/2023 - 18:05

So do they have a plan for charging them or do they have mobile charging facilities ?

Nah man, they don't need a plan, there's an "abundance of funding" available.  We've already paid for it.  

Will they be discussing the process of mining for cobalt and lithium to make the EV batteries and how many child labor slaves are used and abused in the process? 

I bet they'll talk about how it still requires "fossil" fuels to power the charging stations. 

Electric vehicles should only be allowed to charge from solar and wind energy, that way they're not corrupted by that dirty oil and gas.  

Van, Wed, 09/27/2023 - 15:37

What percentage of San Angelo residents can actually afford an electric vehicle?  Can the electrical grid handle a large amount of EVs.

Van, Wed, 09/27/2023 - 15:43

Seems to a $150,000 in annual is required to finance and maintain an EV.  Much higher insurance rates and installation of home charger needed.

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