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New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌Drive‌ ‌Electric‌ ‌Week‌ ‌Kick‌ ‌Off‌ ‌Event‌ ‌at‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌University‌ ‌ ‌

By Loyola University on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:58

New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌Drive‌ ‌Electric‌ ‌Week‌ ‌Kick‌ ‌Off‌ ‌Event‌ ‌at‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌University‌ ‌ ‌
When:‌ ‌Saturday,‌ ‌September‌ ‌25‌th‌,‌ ‌2021‌ ‌ ‌
Time:‌ ‌9 a.m‌. ‌to‌ ‌Noon‌ ‌

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Find‌ ‌out‌ ‌what‌ ‌the‌ ‌buzz‌ ‌is‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌when‌ ‌it‌ ‌comes‌ ‌to‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicles‌ ‌(EVs)‌ ‌and‌ ‌get‌ ‌a‌ ‌chance‌ ‌to‌ ‌look‌ ‌under‌ ‌the‌ ‌hood‌ ‌of‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌electric‌ ‌cars‌ ‌from‌ ‌brands‌ ‌like‌ ‌Chevrolet,‌ ‌Nissan,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Tesla.‌ ‌ ‌

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The‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌is‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌cohost‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌2021‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌Electric‌ ‌Vehicle‌ ‌Showcase‌ ‌
with‌ ‌partners‌ ‌Entergy‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Southeast‌ ‌Louisiana‌ ‌Clean‌ ‌Fuel‌ ‌Partnership‌ ‌at‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌
University. Loyola‌ ‌University‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌a‌ ‌leading‌ ‌steward‌ ‌for‌ ‌resiliency‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌
and‌ ‌has‌ ‌promoted‌ ‌the‌ ‌benefits‌ ‌of‌ ‌transitioning‌ ‌to‌ ‌cleaner‌ ‌fuels‌ ‌since‌ ‌installing‌ ‌Level‌ ‌2‌ ‌EV‌ ‌chargers‌ ‌in‌ ‌
the‌ ‌main‌ ‌entrance‌ ‌to‌ ‌campus‌ ‌across‌ ‌from‌ ‌Audubon‌ ‌Park‌ ‌on‌ ‌St.‌ ‌Charles‌ ‌Avenue.‌ ‌ ‌
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“We‌ ‌are looking‌ ‌forward‌ ‌to‌ ‌being the‌ ‌host‌ ‌of‌ ‌this‌ ‌year’s‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌EV‌ ‌Showcase for‌ ‌National‌ ‌
Drive‌ ‌Electric‌ ‌Week.‌ ‌At‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌University‌ ‌we lead‌ ‌by‌ ‌example, ensuring‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌students‌ ‌and‌ ‌
staff can‌ ‌be the‌ ‌next‌ ‌generation‌ ‌of‌ ‌trailblazers‌ ‌in resiliency‌ ‌and‌ ‌innovation for‌ ‌years‌ ‌to‌ ‌come‌ ‌here‌ ‌in‌ ‌
New‌ ‌Orleans,"‌‌ ‌said‌ ‌Loyola‌ ‌President‌ ‌Tania‌ ‌Tetlow,‌ ‌who‌ ‌drives‌ ‌an‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicle.‌ ‌ ‌
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Laura‌ ‌Bryan,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Director‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Mayor’s‌ ‌Office‌ ‌of‌ ‌Transportation‌ ‌said‌,‌ ‌"The‌ ‌City‌ ‌is‌ ‌excited‌ ‌to‌ ‌cohost‌ ‌
the‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌Electric‌ ‌Vehicle‌ ‌Showcase‌ ‌event,‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌for‌ ‌residents‌ ‌to‌ ‌access‌ ‌different‌ ‌
EV‌ ‌models‌ ‌and‌ ‌information‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌technology.‌ ‌The‌ ‌event‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌continuation‌ ‌of‌ ‌our‌ ‌partnership‌ ‌with‌ ‌
Entergy‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌infrastructure‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌to‌ ‌transition‌ ‌to‌ ‌
lower-emission‌ ‌cars,‌ ‌a‌ ‌crucial‌ ‌step‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌transportation‌ ‌and‌ ‌resiliency‌ ‌goals."‌ ‌ ‌
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“Entergy‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌journey‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌clean‌ ‌energy‌ ‌future‌ ‌includes‌ ‌providing‌ ‌innovative‌ ‌and‌ ‌
customer-centric‌ ‌technologies,‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicle‌ ‌charging‌ ‌infrastructure,‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌reduce‌ ‌the‌ ‌
City’s‌ ‌carbon‌ ‌footprint‌ ‌and‌ ‌provide‌ ‌accessible‌ ‌charging‌ ‌stations,”‌‌ ‌said‌ ‌Seth‌ ‌Cureington,‌ ‌Entergy‌ ‌New‌ ‌
Orleans‌ ‌Director‌ ‌of‌ ‌Economic‌ ‌Development‌ ‌and‌ ‌Technology‌ ‌Innovation‌.‌ ‌“Our‌ ‌continued‌ ‌partnership‌ ‌
with‌ ‌the‌ ‌City‌ ‌of‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌allows‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌equitable‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicles‌ ‌charging‌ ‌
stations‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌city‌ ‌and‌ ‌furthers‌ ‌our‌ ‌progress‌ ‌in‌ ‌combatting‌ ‌climate‌ ‌change.”‌ ‌ ‌
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The‌ ‌2021‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌Vehicle‌ ‌Showcase‌‌ ‌will‌ ‌feature‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicles‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌market‌ ‌
and‌ ‌offer‌ ‌attendees‌ ‌the‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌check‌ ‌out‌ ‌EVs,‌ ‌speak‌ ‌to‌ ‌EV‌ ‌owners,‌ ‌and‌ ‌ask‌ ‌questions‌ ‌about‌ ‌
the‌ ‌technology. Entergy‌ ‌New‌ ‌Orleans‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌on‌ ‌hand‌ ‌with‌ ‌its‌ ‌e-Tech‌ ‌team‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌information‌ ‌on‌ ‌
available‌ ‌rebates‌ ‌for‌ ‌both‌ ‌home‌ ‌and‌ ‌business‌ ‌charging,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌showcase‌ ‌their‌ ‌fleet‌ ‌of‌ ‌electric‌ ‌Chevy‌ ‌
Bolts.‌ ‌ ‌
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Interested‌ ‌attendees‌ ‌and‌ ‌current‌ ‌EV‌ ‌owners‌ ‌who‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌bring‌ ‌their‌ ‌electric‌ ‌vehicles‌ ‌can‌ ‌
pre-register‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌event‌ ‌here.