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The increasing number of electric vehicles on Northwest Arkansas roadways and across the nation demands that regions prepare for a far different transportation future.

That’s why the Northwest Arkansas Council worked with more than a dozen partners to put on Drive Electric NWA, an event held Sept. 24, 2022 in Rogers. It highlighted electric vehicles, and electric bikes, and the infrastructure needed to support them.

Drive Electric NWA brought out more than 400 people on a Saturday afternoon to see the Ford F-150 Lightning as well as vehicles made by Canoo, Tesla, Rivian and Kia to learn about how electricity will overhaul the way people travel in the coming years.

The partners who joined the Northwest Arkansas Council in the project were Ozarks Electric, SWEPCO, Carroll Electric, Francis Energy, the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association, the Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, Evolve Auto, Canoo, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, the Tesla Owners Club of Arkansas, Flux Car Charging Solutions, Lewis Automotive Group, Nunnally Chevrolet, People for Bikes and Moosejaw.

The project partners are interested in adding new sponsors in 2023 as they plan to make Drive Electric NWA into something that occurs each year during National Drive Electric Week.