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CEC's Electric Vehicles 101 Webinar- All Your Questions Answered
COVID-19 disruptions have pushed personal transportation to an all-time low – instigating what hopefully will be some permanent shifts in our telecommuting habits. While it may seem counterintuitive to be investing in a new car at this moment, global impacts to the auto industry mean that affordable, more efficient electric vehicles are now more accessible than ever.

Join CEC's Director of Energy and Climate Programs, Michael Chiacos, and Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter Chair, Katie Davis – both EV owners and industry experts – to learn which 100+ mpge electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid might be best for you.

We will discuss financial incentives, charging, range, and how to pair home solar with your EV for maximum savings. Find out how to purchase a new EV for the price of a Toyota Corolla, and used EVs for as little as $5,000. Learn how to save $50,000 on gas with an investment of $6,000 on solar panels.

Together, we can move the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels in one generation.

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Jun 4, 2020 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Community Environmental Council - 50 Years of Bold Climate Action
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Michael Chiacos
Director of Energy and Climate Programs @Community Environmental Council
Michael Chiacos is the Director of Energy and Climate Programs at Community Environmental Council. Over the last 13 years he has led dozens of clean transportation, energy and climate projects, including forming the regional three county electric vehicle (EV) readiness coalition, at ElectricDrive805.org. This group has helped hundreds of governments, businesses, property owners, and individuals learn about EVs, add charging infrastructure and develop EV friendly policies. Michael has coordinated many Green Car Shows and Ride and Drives, the largest of which attracts 35,000 attendees as a feature event of the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival, as well as influenced state energy and electric vehicle policy as an intervenor at the California Public Utilities Commission. Michael has been driving on sunshine with an EV and solar since 2012.
Katie Davis
Chair @Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter
Katie and her family have been driving EVs powered by solar on their home for the past decade, cycling through three generations of Nissan Leafs, a Chevy Spark, a Chevy Bolt and a Tesla. Through her volunteer work with the Sierra Club, she has helped advance EV policies, including county fleet electrification, 100% electric bus goals and charging infrastructure.