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Get behind the wheel and see for yourself how electric vehicles are helping drive Alabama forward by saving you money, making your life more convenient, and creating jobs across the state.

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Upcoming Events

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Birmingham - Drive Electric Earth Month EVent

 04/27/24 8:00am - 12:00pm

 The Market at Pepper Place 2930 3rd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233

EV Car Dealership Program

Do you represent a car dealership and want to participate in the Drive Electric Alabama EV Car Dealership Program? Are you a consumer considering whether an EV makes sense under your circumstances?


Complete the form below and someone from the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC) will contact you to follow-up. Your contact information will not be shared with any other third party without your consent. ACFC may connect consumers with dealerships participating in the program. These connections can lead to discussion of topics including available EV inventory, how to test drive an EV, vehicle-specific topics like battery range and charging needs, warranty terms and maintenance requirements associated with EV ownership.

Have you ever driven an EV?(Required)
Please list your preferred make and model of EV, or indicate if you prefer an SUV, pickup truck, sedan, performance sports car, etc.

Participating Dealerships

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Bessemer

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Pell City

Ride & Drives

Ride & Drives let you experience electric vehicles up close and in person. Real EV owners are on hand to answer your questions and help clear the air on any hesitations you have around driving electric, like range anxiety, battery life, hauling capacity, maintenance costs and everyday use.

The Intersection of Innovation and Collaboration

It’s not a myth. It’s not a fad. Electric vehicles are taking off in Alabama, adding jobs and charging stations across the state.

MORE JOBS FOR ALABAMA

Alabama is known as an auto manufacturing powerhouse, and believe it or not, electric vehicles are building on that legacy by creating thousands more jobs across the state. Alabama-based EV jobs are growing across many functionalities, including manufacturing, supply chain, battery production, charging infrastructure and installation, and industry research and development.

18 GRANTS

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded 18 grants to help Alabamians switch to EVs.

600 JOBS

Mercedes-Benz is creating more than 600 new jobs in their $1 billion expansion.

$59 MILLION

DURA Automotive Systems is investing $59 million to open a manufacturing facility for EV battery trays.

$7.4 Billion

Hyundai is investing $7.4 billion to produce EVs worldwide, including in Montgomery.

In the News

Electric vehicles are making headlines across Alabama. Explore recent articles to learn more about the many benefits of driving electric.

First responders learned how to deal with EV safety

Alabama Sen. Gerald Allen, May 2024

As EVs and charging stations become more common in Alabama and across the nation, there is a need for first responders to be better equipped and prepared to respond to emergencies involving EVs and, more specifically, lithium-ion batteries. The Alabama Fire College is working to ensure that first and second responders in Alabama are trained on how to properly deal with battery-related emergencies.

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Interest in Electric Vehicles Growing in Alabama

Magdala Louissaint, WVTM13 Reporter, April 2024

There are a lot more electric vehicle owners in Alabama these days lining up to charge up.

Joshua Purdue has only been a Tesla owner for a year. "Since I got my Tesla, I know five people that have a Tesla and always stop and ask me questions," Purdue said. When asked why he switched from driving a Land Rover to a Tesla, his answer was simple. "I got tired of paying for gas,” Purdue said.

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Drive Electric Alabama launches educational podcasts

Alabama News Center Staff, April 2024

A new podcast about electric vehicles (EVs), featuring experts from Alabama, released its first episode today, with more slated to hit streaming platforms in the coming weeks. The Drive Electric Alabama Podcast features discussions about the EV transition; EV infrastructure, funding and automobile manufacturing; as well as EV ties to economic development, training and workforce development in Alabama. Other topics include EV auto sales, EV battery research and EV commercial vehicles. The podcasts are hosted by Cedric Daniels, recently retired EV marketing manager for Alabama Power, and Michael Staley, president of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. The nine-episode series explores the wide-ranging impact of EVs in Alabama.

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Alabama In The Middle Of The Pack On EV-To-Charger Ratio

Jacob Holmes , January 2024

A new study from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation found that Alabama ranks 19th in its ratio of electric vehicles per charging port. The market share of new EV sales in Alabama was 2.6 percent in the third quarter of 2023– up from 2.4 percent in Q2 2023 and 2.3 percent in Q3 2022. There are 14,883 EVs on the road in Alabama and 822 publicly available charging outlets – a ratio of 18 EVs for every public port. This includes 299 DC Fast chargers.

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Smiths Station, Phenix City Businesses Awarded Grants For EV Charging Stations

Alex Husting, December 2023

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey continued to support the building of electric vehicle charging stations in the state by awarding nearly $1 million in grants to three locations in East Alabama in November.
Ivey awarded three grants totaling almost $1 million to three companies for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in three locations: Smiths Station, Phenic City and Gadsden.
“As the automotive industry, including manufacturers who call Alabama home, shift production toward electric vehicles, Alabama has made strides in supporting increased charging stations along our travel corridors,” Ivey said. “We will continue that progress as more vehicles, including many produced here in Alabama, are powered by electricity.”

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Scottsboro Powers Up With New EV Charging Station

Bud McLaughlin, December 2023

SCOTTSBORO – As automakers retool their factories to build electric vehicles, tens of thousands of EVs will be on the roads in the next decade. Scottsboro Electric Power Board is helping to make sure Alabama is ready to meet the demand with charging infrastructure. The board has installed two fast chargers at its office on Willow Street. The charging station is through a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and Seven States Power Corp.

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