To observe 'National Drive Electric Week,' Millington First UMC will host ELECTRIC CAR EVENT Sept. 21

9/16/2019



Submitted by Millington First United Methodist Church

There has been a growing concern about the impact of internal combustion engines on our world’s atmosphere and about using up our limited oil resources to power automobiles. Electric cars are making a comeback and are providing a cleaner and less expensive method of getting around town. This resurgence in interest in electric cars has resulted in National Drive Electric Week, a yearly nationwide celebration.

National Drive Electric Week’s goal is to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. Around the country, this week is sponsored by the Electric Car Association, Plug in America, the Sierra Club, and local advocates. The automotive sponsor is Nissan. National Drive Electric Week is Sept. 14 – 22, 2019.

There will be an ELECTRIC CAR EVENT at Millington First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Williams Hall. Electric car owners will be part of the program and the guest speaker is Joe Ozegovich of Bartlett. Joe has a great deal of experience with electric vehicles and his presentation will cover benefits, charging, maintenance, costs, new vehicles and solar integration.

Joe said, “My 2014 Tesla gets the equivalent of 112 miles per gallon for the electricity it uses, and has a normal range of 260 miles before needing a charge. The large and growing network of charging stations nationwide substantially reduces ‘range anxiety’. A recent trip to Canada and New York demonstrates that limits to local destinations are not real.” Joe is a member of the Chickasaw Group Executive Committee of the Sierra Club.

The program at Millington First United Methodist Church is one of 295 events planned nationwide for National Drive Electric Week. There will also be an event at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library on September 19th in Memphis. The nearest other scheduled program would require driving to Little Rock, Arkansas or Murray, Kentucky. Millington First United Methodist Church’s event, “Benefits of Getting Plugged In” is sponsored by the church's Creation Care Team and the public is invited to come and bring a friend. Refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunities to get to know an electric car!

The church is located at 8029 Wilkinsville Road in Millington. For more information, visit https://driveelectricweek.org