Free Drive Electric Show at Asheville Outlets

Sunday, September 9th from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (August 2018) - For the fifth straight year, Blue Ridge EV Club, with support from Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, will host the annual Drive Electric Show on September 9, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. at Asheville Outlets. The show will include local EV (electric vehicle) drivers displaying the latest in electric vehicle technology; the show is complimentary and open to the public. Event rain date is September 16, 2018.

The Drive Electric Show at Asheville Outlets will showcase the Tesla model 3, the Chevy Bolt, the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the Chrysler Pacifica Plug in Electric Hybrid (PHEV) and the Mini Cooper Countryman PHEV, among others, including some surprise electric vehicles. Owners will be available to answer questions about the EV lifestyle from charging, costs, performance and more. Interest in electric vehicles continues to rise; in a recent Consumer Reports survey twenty percent of Americans said that their next car will be electric. 

“The electric vehicle uptake is quickly reaching the point of no return; it’s amazing and exciting,” said Rudy Beharrysingh, president of the Blue Ridge EV Club. “When I first purchased my EV five years ago, I had no idea that there would be so many options available. Not only are these vehicles faster and cleaner than their gas counterparts, they save money in fuel and maintenance which is a win-win," he concluded.

“Every year the Free Drive Electric Show at Asheville Outlets is a highlight for our visitors,” explains Asheville Outlets, General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We are proud to host this event which is both exciting and informative with regard to the future of electric vehicle transportation,” she continued.


Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club
The Blue Ridge EV Club is a local non-profit affiliated with the national Electric Automobile Association and dedicated to promoting sustainable electric transportation.  For more information visit (

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. Learn more at

Asheville Outlets
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New England Development
For over 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland; Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, IA; Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida.