Electric vehicle convoy coming to West Texas

Statements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25, 2023

CONTACT: 

Primary – Tom “Smitty” Smith, citizen.smitty@gmail.com, 512-797-8468  

Secondary – Kira Schwarz, press@seekerstrategies.com, 713-898-5094

***MEDIA ADVISORY: ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONVOY COMING TO WEST TEXAS***

AUSTIN, TX – This week, Texas Electric Transportation Resources Alliance (TxETRA), Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, Lightning eMotors, and Texas Electric School Bus Project are bringing a convoy of electric vehicles (including an electric school bus!) to San Angelo, Midland, and Lubbock on September 27 and 28. The tour aims to inform West Texas leaders and stakeholders about available electric transportation resources and encourage applications for available grants and incentives. 

With each stop, local legislators, elected officials, utility companies, school district administrators, and community leaders are invited to delve into the abundance of funding that can enrich their hometowns and foster an electric transportation future in Texas. 

“Bringing the EV roadshow to San Angelo, Midland-Odessa, and Lubbock is a game-changer for our electric transportation future,” said Tom “Smitty” Smith of the Texas Electric Transportation Resource Alliance. “We’re showcasing a range of electric vehicles, including an electric school bus, and providing a roadmap for electrifying Texas. We aim to boost local economies, collaborate with community leaders, and maximize electric transportation benefits, sparking growth in West Texas communities.”

WHAT:

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

DETAILS:

San Angelo 

Wednesday, September 27 

10:00 A.M. CT

Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center

418 W Avenue B

San Angelo, TX 76903

 

Midland 

Wednesday, September 27 

3:00 P.M. CT

Electrify America Charging Station

200 I-20,

Midland, TX 79701

 

Odessa 

Thursday, September 28

7:30 A.M. CT

Odessa Chamber of Commerce

700 N Grant Ave # 200, 

Odessa, TX 79761

 

Lubbock 

Thursday, September 28 

2:00 P.M. CT

Civic Center

1501 Mac Davis Ln, 

Lubbock, TX 79401

 

ATTENDEES:

  • Tom “Smitty” Smith – TxETRA
  • Michael Chamberlain – TxDOT
  • Jessica Keithan – Electric School Bus Project
  • Matt Welch –  Conservative Texans for Innovative Energy
  • Jade Doss – Conservative Texans for Innovative Energy
  • Shawn Beveridge – Lightning eMotors
  • Drew Higgins – TxETRA/CPS Energy 

 

VISUALS AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

  • Ford Mustang Mach E
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Hummer EV
  • Electric School Bus from Lightning eMotors 
  • Volvo C40 Pure Recharge Electric

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