SAN ANGELO – A diverse group of electric powered vehicles or EVs stopped in San Angelo Wednesday morning at the Visitor's Center to promote a roadmap to the benefits of electrifying transportation.
Tom "Smitty" Smith of the Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance organized the tour which will visit Midland and Lubbock after leaving San Angelo. "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.”
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
EVs displayed Wednesday in San Angelo included:
- Ford Mustang Mach E
- Tesla Model Y
- Hummer EV
- Electric School Bus from Lightning eMotors
- Volvo C40 Pure Recharge Electric
- Nissan Ariya
Texas Department of Transportation Representative Michael Chamberlain explains the plan to install EV charging stations in West Texas in the video below:
Electric vehicles offer significant cost savings, particularly in rural areas where longer driving distances are common.
80% of people charge their EV at home during off-peak hours when electricity costs are about 1/3 of gasoline.
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