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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.
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.
Gov Ivey Awards Grants For More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
ADECA Communications and External Affairs, November 2023
MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $1 million to make it more convenient for electric-vehicle drivers to charge their vehicles in Alabama. Gov. Ivey awarded three grants from funds remaining from Alabama’s portion of the nationwide Volkswagen settlement plan for electric charging stations at businesses and public venues in three locations, all in east Alabama. “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,” Gov. Ivey said. “We will continue that progress as more vehicles, including many produced here in Alabama, are powered by electricity.”
Electric Vehicles Spark Positive Economic Momentum
Alabama Political Reporter , November 2023
Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to set records, a positive trend for automakers Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, which have Alabama-built EVs rolling off assembly lines in Tuscaloosa and Montgomery.
American consumers purchased more than 300,000 battery-powered vehicles (BEV) in the third quarter of 2023 to set a new sales record, according to a report by Kelley Blue Book. That’s up from the previous record of 298,000 EVs, set in the second quarter of this year, and reflects a nearly 50 percent increase from the third quarter of 2022.
In addition, the average cost of a new EV dropped from $65,000 a year ago got $50,683 now. That’s a decline of about 20 percent.
RaceTrac installs first EV charging station in Oxford
Pat Byington, October 2023
RaceTrac has partnered with electric vehicle (EV) charging provider EnviroSpark to install the convenience store chain’s first EV charging station in Oxford, Alabama. The site, located at 204 Grace Street, was chosen for its convenient location near I-20 between Birmingham and Atlanta.
Trenholm State joins Innovate Alabama, awarded grant for EV program
Bud McLaughlin , October 2023
Trenholm State Community College has joined the Innovate Alabama Network and received a grant of more than $240,000 to expand its Automotive Service Program to focus on Electric Vehicle maintenance. Innovate Alabama is a statewide public-private partnership that assists innovators in establishing roots in Alabama through entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. The Innovate Alabama Network connects communities, nonprofits, and higher education institutions across the state in order to encourage collaboration among and growth within the Network’s members.
No gas pumps needed: Electric vehicle drivers and advocates gather to tout benefits of green technology
Joseph D. Bryant , October 2023
Mary Palmer Rosenau can show easily show the benefits and efficiency of electric vehicles. A map in front of her Volkswagen ID.4 SUV illustrated just how much she can accomplish with her vehicle, a few stops, and a little extra planning.
Rosenau in August drove her SUV across country more than 2,500 miles from Birmingham to Niagara Falls with stops in New York and Boston. The trip there cost about $150.
Electric Vehicles To Be Focus Of New Center At Robotics Park In North Alabama
Bayne Hughes | The Decatur Daily, October 2023
A technical team of experts is being formed to create a $30 million center at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park that is expected to put north Alabama on the cutting edge of electric vehicle technology. Ed Castile, director of Alabama Industrial Development and Technology (AIDT), said Wednesday that he plans to have a team that features representatives of the state's automotive makers — Mazda-Toyota, Mercedes and Hyundai — and state colleges and universities leading the creation of the new EV center.