GWRCCC) Hosts Electric Vehicle (EV) Road Trip Across the USA in DC
WASHINGTON, DC- The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC), a public-private partnership of the Washington, DC Metro Area is partnering with Live Green to host a stop for the EV Road Trip Across the United States on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 2pm, Reeves Municipal Office Building, 2000 14 Street, NW (out front near 14th & U Streets), Washington, DC.
Live Green Connecticut’s Daphne Dixon and Alyssa Murphy are saddling up a Ford Mustang Mach-E for a most intrepid road trip: coast to coast from Connecticut to California. Their mission? “Reducing range anxiety one state at a time”. The reluctance of people to adopt electric vehicles for fear there won’t be charging stations on long journeys. Dixon and Murphy hope to put this lack of infrastructure myth to rest as they traverse 5,000 EV miles across America: through 15 states and the District of Columbia, charging up their ride in small towns and big cities, testing the Mach E’s formidable 300m range and 255 horsepower along vast freeways and rural roads, including the nation’s famed Route 66. This is the ladies first rodeo, so they’ll be supported along the journey by more than 50 partners and 23 Clean Cities Coalitions. They have planned 25 destinations with special events en route, including charging pit stops at 5 National Parks, including Shenandoah, Hot Springs, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley.
Antoine M. Thompson, GWRCCC Executive Director, stated, “The EV Road Trip Across the USA coming to Washington, DC provides an opportunity to express the urgency to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, and to demonstrate to residents and stakeholders that they too can travel coast to coast in an electric vehicle. The record high gas prices make this the perfect to promote electric vehicles”.
GWRCCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit public-private partnership in the Greater Washington Region promoting the use of clean, American transportation fuels for homeland security and improved air quality. GWRCCC is one of approximately 80 coalitions around the country. GWRCCC stakeholders include government jurisdictions, the Council of Governments and regional planning authorities, trade associations, private companies and concerned citizens. All have a common interest to encourage the expanded use of new automotive technology for a cleaner transportation future and to promote racial equity, diversity and inclusion too. GWRCCC offers multiple programs that promote the use of electric vehicle(s) and infrastructure and other alternative fuels.