RESOURCES & EVENTS

COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE

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

Find an upcoming event near you and get in the driver’s seat.

Bay Area – Drive Electric Alabama EVent

 02/24/24 10:00am - 3:00pm

 Buc-ee's Beach Express 20403 County Rd. 68 Robertsdale, AL 36567

Mobile’s “Touch a Truck” EVent

 03/16/24 10:00am - 2:00pm

 The Grounds 1035 N. Cody Rd. Mobile, AL 36608 *No Registration Needed

North Alabama – Drive Electric Alabama Earth Day

 04/20/24 10:00am - 3:00pm

 Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Trail NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967

Bay Area – Drive Electric Alabama Earth Day

 04/20/24 10:00am - 3:00pm

 Mobile Japanese Gardens, 700 Forest Hill Drive, across from Langan Park, Mobile, AL 36608

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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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.

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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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.”

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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. 

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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.

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