Co-op employees travel Kentucky to showcase the advantages of electric vehicles
The era of the electric vehicle is here!
To highlight the low fuel and maintenance costs of electric vehicles—also known as EVs—along with the environmental benefits and improving driving ranges, two electric co-op employees will travel from Elizabethtown to eastern Kentucky and to central Kentucky on April 29-30, 2019.
Sarah Fellows, communications manager at Nolin RECC, Elizabethtown, and Leslie Neeley, communications and public relations specialist at Kenergy Corp, Owensboro and Henderson, will drive the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt owned by Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
“Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states in the nation, and this trip is a great way to showcase our attractions and our ChargeChangeKY car,” Fellows says. “We’ll go to Lincoln’s boyhood home, Maker’s Mark, Cumberland Falls and many other places.”
“The trip will demonstrate how little it costs to drive an EV and highlight attractions that draw people from all over the world,” Neeley says.
Other stops include the Sanders Café and Museum in Corbin (birthplace of world-famous KFC), Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in Perry County, the Red River Gorge in Wolfe and Powell counties, soft drink manufacturer Ale-8-One and one of Kentucky’s largest solar farms, Cooperative Solar One.
Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives include 17 not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 1 million Kentucky residents across 87 Kentucky counties. They include: