Clark County in Nevada is officially joining the 13th annual National Drive Electric Week festivities—scheduled Friday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 1—by hosting an electric vehicle ride-and-drive event of its own on Saturday, Sept. 30, giving the public an opportunity to take an EV out for a spin and learn more about electrification.
County Commissioner Justin Jones will present a proclamation commemorating the week at the County Commission’s Tuesday, Sept. 19 regular meeting in the Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center.
“Electrification is a critical component of lowering greenhouse gas emissions in Southern Nevada,” said Jones. “National Drive Electric Week provides a perfect opportunity for us to reinforce our need for a robust electric vehicle infrastructure and options in both public transportation and the consumer market.”
The Department of Environment and Sustainability is hosting the ride-and-drive event at the Buildings Department facility from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The free, public event will include EV manufacturers and dealers, recreational EVs, food vendors, presentations and more in a fun, interactive environment.
This event is being presented in partnership with the Nevada Electric Vehicle Association as part of the County’s All-In Clark County initiative. Event organizers recognize many people are still curious about EVs.
“Change can sometimes be a scary thing,” said Marci Henson, director of the Department of Environment and Sustainability. “We’re hosting this ride-and-drive event for EV enthusiasts and skeptics alike. We’re hosting it for people who are on the fence, considering their first EV purchase but have questions. Come out, kick some tires, test-drive a car and see firsthand the benefits of electric vehicles.”