Celebrate National Drive Electric Week Sept. 14-22

Want to make the switch to a cleaner and efficient commute with an electric vehicle but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

When you ride DART Rail, you are traveling on one of our 163 electric-powered light rail vehicles. DART operates seven battery-electric Proterra buses on Route 749, which serves the Stemmons Corridor and Design District. And DART operates and maintains four battery-electric Dallas Streetcar vehicles for the city of Dallas, connecting Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station to the Bishop Arts District with several stop in between.

But you thought we meant electric cars? We have you covered there, too. Next week, DART is participating in National Drive Electric Week in conjunction with the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition.

National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 14-22, is a nationwide celebration 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.

Throughout the week, we’ll be sharing more information about DART’s electric trains and buses and how riding public transportation helps reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The week caps off with a Drive Electric Week event on from Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at DART’s own North Irving Transit Center at Irving Convention Center Station. Touted as the largest gathering of electric vehicles in Texas, this is an opportunity to get an up-close view of electric vehicles and talk to owners who have made the switch from gasoline-powered cars. DART will be there, too, with free tours of our Proterra battery-electric bus. Visit www.DriveElectricDFW.org for more information.


About Karen Ptacek

Karen is a Communications Representative at Dallas Area Rapid Transit. She is the project manager and primary writer/editor of DART's Inmotion newsletter and the annual Progress Report publication. She also contributes to DART Daily, Rider Insider and other newsletter articles.
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