Electric Vehicle Convoy Coming to East Texas


AUSTIN, TX – Next week, Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA), Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, and Texas Electric School Bus Project are bringing a convoy of electric vehicles (including an electric school bus!) to East Texas from January 29-31. 

The tour aims to inform the East Texas community about electric transportation resources and encourage applications for available grants and incentives.

At each stop, we invite the media and community to learn more about electric vehicles, charging station infrastructure, clean school buses, and the future of electric transportation in Texas. Plus, media can join in on a ride-and-drive experience!

“Bringing EVs to East Texas is a game-changer for our roads and communities,” said Buzz Smith from the Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance. “We’re not just showing off electric cars, including a cool electric school bus, but we’re laying out a plan to electrify our state, right here in East Texas. We’re here to boost our local economy, work with our neighbors, and show everyone the real deal about EVs.”


An electric vehicle (EV) convoy is touring through East Texas to highlight the need for additional EV charging stations and funding opportunities for the electrification of city fleets, businesses, schools, and more.



Monday, January 29  

9:00 A.M. CT  

Beaumont Chamber of Commerce  

1110 Park St, Beaumont, TX 77701


Tuesday, January 30  

1:00 P.M. CT  

Longview Chamber of Commerce Board 

410 N Center St, Longview, TX 75601


Wednesday, January 31  

9:00 A.M. CT  

The Convention Center

2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, TX 75503


  • Buzz Smith – TxETRA  
  • Jessica Keithan – Texas Electric School Bus Project  
  • Matt Welch – Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation 


  • Rivian R1S SUV
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Hummer EV  
  • Electric School Bus from Blue Bird