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For Immediate Release:

October 06, 2023

Media contact:
LaQuisha Parks
Vice President of Energy Services and Corporate Communications

EnergyUnited Hosts Second Annual Ride and Drive Event to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited hosted its second annual ride and drive electric vehicle (EV) event, Driving Change, on Saturday, September 23 at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman.

Driving Change was organized by EnergyUnited in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week to share educational resources for prospective EV owners and to increase awareness of the unique experiences associated with EV ownership. 

“As a local, not-for-profit electric cooperative, EnergyUnited is guided by seven cooperative principles. One of these important principles is Education, Training and Information.” said Elizabeth Gantt, corporate communications consultant for EnergyUnited. “This annual Driving Change EVent represents a clear demonstration of EnergyUnited’s position as a trusted educator, helping community members navigate a dynamic vehicle marketplace that is increasingly electric.” 

15 EV owners registered for the event and were on-site to share their personal thoughts and experiences. In addition to these EV owners, many industry stakeholders and vendors also attended the event. 

About EnergyUnited 
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with 139,736 member connections. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit to learn more about the cooperative’s energy services and community programs.


EnergyUnited officials offered educational resources, as well as special ride and drive opportunities for prospective EV owners at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman on Saturday, September 23. The event, ‘Driving Change,’ was the second annual EV event hosted by the cooperative in celebration of National Drive Electric Week.
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