ACUA Drive Electric event, 2021.

Programs include online Lunch & Learn and in-person vehicle showcase

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority invites electric vehicle owners, supporters, and the EV-curious to participate in its annual Drive Electric Celebration, which is being offered Tuesday and Wednesay, Sept. 27-28 in a  hybrid format.

The events are designed to bring attention to the benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) and to address the questions and concerns arising in this rapidly changing landscape. Both events are free to attend and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, noon to 1 p.m., industry experts will offer virtual presentations on Zoom highlighting new technology that is rapidly changing the future of transportation. They will review the latest developments and incentives for New Jersey drivers. Participants are welcome and encouraged to ask questions in advance through ACUA’s website or during the presentation.

Presenters include:

  • Cathleen Lewis, E-mobility Program Manager, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • Andrea Friedman, Supervisor Electric Vehicle Programs, Division of Air Quality, Bureau of Mobile Sources, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Kyriakos Anastasopoulos, PHI/Atlantic City Electric
  • Kassandra Damblu, ChargEVC

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m. at ACUA’s Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township, the ACUA will host an in-person vehicle showcase highlighting different models and types of electric vehicles, like cars, trucks, fleet vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and more. Residents of South Jersey and the surrounding area that drive electric, including plug-in hybrids and electric bicycles, are invited to participate by bringing their vehicle to the event.

The event offers the curious and the skeptical a chance to speak directly with people who drive and own EVs. This free event gives participants the option to see a wide variety of EVs at one location.

Advanced registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the Sept. 27 webinar, and for those who wish to bring an electric car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or other vehicle for the Sept. 28 in-person vehicle showcase to ensure space is allotted for everyone. Visit

National Drive Electric Week is being celebrated across the U.S. this year from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. Drive electric events highlight emission reductions, cost savings and other benefits provided by EVs and to answer questions and concerns.

For more information about National Drive Electric Week, see


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.