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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.
Governor Kay Ivey has awarded 18 grants to help Alabamians switch to EVs.
Mercedes-Benz is creating more than 600 new jobs in their $1 billion expansion.
DURA Automotive Systems is investing $59 million to open a manufacturing facility for EV battery trays.
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.
New solar charging station dedicated in Fairhope
James Gordon, May 2022
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — With the advent of electric vehicles 12 cities across Alabama including Foley and Fairhope now have new solar powered charging stations. A charging station located outside the Fairhope Civic Center and City Hall was officially launched today.
Electric car owners show off what’s for sale in Alabama
Lee Roop, April 2022
All were electric vehicles side by side at Saturday’s North Alabama Drive Electric Earth Day Event in Huntsville, where the motto was, “Your kids may never ask for gas money again.” The diversity of choices was the point of the show.
Hyundai begins US electric vehicle production in Alabama with Electrified Genesis GV70, hybrid Santa Fe
Jeremy Gray, April 2022
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will later this year begin building the Electrified Genesis GV70 and the hybrid version of the Santa Fe, the company announced today.
GM and Honda want to make EVs for everyone
Veronica Irwin, April 2022
Electric vehicles are still pricey. The two companies are pooling their resources in an attempt to make them more affordable.
Mercedes-Benz opens Alabama battery plant as it plans to go all-electric by 2030
William Thornton, March 2022
Mercedes-Benz opened its new Bibb County electric vehicle battery plant today, ahead of the automaker’s planned start of production for all-electric SUVs.
Drive Electric Alabama Birmingham launches with EV Showcase
AL Reporter Staff, March 2022
Jesse Budraitis has discovered many advantages associated with driving an electric vehicle since purchasing his BWM i3 in 2017.