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2024
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AAA Electric Vehicle Road Trip Guide

Charging Towards Black History Sites Through Georgia and South Carolina

To kick off Black History Month, AAA-The Auto Club Group announces an EV Road Trip Guide that educates drivers on electric vehicle (EV) ownership while exploring Black History sites in Georgia and South Carolina. To help with range anxiety we have provided a map with EV charging stations that are included in the guide for those who are ready to hit the road on this iconic adventure.

Georgia received $135 million in federal funds to support its growing EV infrastructure. The expectation is that the emerging EV infrastructure will help relieve potential “range anxiety” and instill confidence in those who consider purchasing an EV.

AAA understands the future of electric vehicles and is proud to support the more than 1200 miles of federally designated EV-ready alternative fuel corridors along its interstates and highways,” said Garrett Townsend, Georgia Public Affairs Director. “Currently EVs represent less than 1% of the vehicles on the road. We hope the EV Road Trip Guide peaks consumer interest to go electric on a journey free of range anxiety that celebrates historical resilience, courage, and the ongoing fight for equality.”

Advantages of EVs

·       Energy Efficient: Electric motors convert 75% of chemical energy from batteries to power the wheels.

·       Environmentally Friendly: EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants.

·       Performance Benefits: Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation with stronger acceleration, requiring less maintenance.

·       Reduce Energy Dependence: The electricity used is a domestic energy source.

  A few notable Black History stops along the way:

·       The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site

·       The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

·       Otis Redding Foundation Museum

·       Tubman Museum

·       The 1828 Cemetery

·       Albany Civil Rights Institute

·       Brunswick African American Cultural Center

·       First African Baptist Church

·       Lucy Craft Laney Museum

AAA Georgia will be hitting the road this month to promote the Black History EV Road Trip Guide in four out of nine cities along the route. The cities and dates of each press event are listed below. Interviews are available on the day of each event. AAA will launch the EV Road Trip Guide at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Wednesday, January 31st at 10:30 a.m.

Press events speakers to include experts from AAA, Discover Atlanta, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Visit Macon, Visit Columbus GA, Visit Savannah, and EV Consumer Group EVHybridNoire.

For press conference agendas and specific details contact Montrae Waiters.

Press conference locations:

Wednesday, January 31st

·       Atlanta

Monday, February 6th  

·       Macon

Tuesday, February 7th

·       Columbus

Wednesday, February 8th

·       Savannah

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