Two electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts are on a cross-country journey to try to break down one key barrier to widespread adoption of electric vehicles: Range anxiety. Daphne Dixon and Alyssa Murphy of the Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition started their 27-day Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip on June 1 in Sacramento, California. The 5,100-mile journey will take them through 33 cities in 25 states.
On Monday, June 12, their Chevrolet Bolt will stop in Arlington. The two will be part of a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Arlington offices, that will include presentations by NCTCOG and trip sponsors related to EVs, EV chargers and how agencies can incorporate resilience strategies to ensure EVs can always charge. They will be available for interviews following the meeting.
This is the second time the Coast to Coast EV Road Trip has appeared in Arlington. Last year’s inaugural event made a quick stop at NCTCOG, which houses the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition. DFW Clean Cities works to reduce transportation energy use and improve air quality by providing guidance to the public on alternative fuel and electric vehicles, coordinating infrastructure planning and readiness, and facilitating best practices around transportation-energy integration.
This is the Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip’s only scheduled stop in Texas. When it leaves Arlington, it will travel to Louisiana and through the Southeast before heading north toward its ultimate destination of Newport, Rhode Island.
The public is invited to attend the media event and ask questions.