On June 28, Plug In America brought the latest makes and models of EVs to Capitol Hill for the second annual U.S. Senate EV Ride and Drive. Hosted in partnership with the Senate Auto Caucus, the event was attended by Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ 6) and dozens more Congressional staff members.
The educational event gave senators and their staff the opportunity to test drive some of the latest EVs, while learning about recent market developments and supportive EV policies. The vehicles on static display drew a lot of attention, especially the Tesla Model 3.
“The EV market grew 27% last year and is expected to grow even faster this year,” said Joel Levin, Executive Director for Plug In America. “The latest report from Bloomberg suggests that by 2040, EVs will make up 55% of all new car sales. Some of the senators have never even seen an electric car, or driven in one. This is their chance.”
Many thanks to our sponsors National Grid, one of the nation’s largest utilities, and automakers BMW, GM, Kia and Tesla! And special thanks to Mel Hsieh for sharing his Tesla Model 3 at the static display!