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EV Film Screening and Display

  • Henrico County Public Library - Varina 1875 New Market Road Henrico, VA, 23231 United States (map)

Drive Electric RVA is teaming up with the RVA Environmental Film Fest and the Henrico County Public Library to present a screening of “EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country” at the Varina Library on Saturday, February 16. The documentary explores how Kentucky, a state well-known for mining coal, can adapt to become a leader in America’s clean transportation future.

Directed by award-winning, Louisville-based filmmaker Ben Evans, the film follows a small group of electric vehicle (EV) owners as they form Evolve KY with the intent to show that EVs are a smarter choice for consumers and better for the planet than gas-powered cars. Growing from humble beginnings over the course of a few years, the group works to install free chargers, engage the community, and encourage renewable energy – all in the heart of coal country. The documentary’s production was funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign with nearly 300 backers. The campaign describes the film as a “story of passionate people doing exceptional work in unlikely places.”

“EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country” will be screened twice on Feb. 16, first at 1 PM and again at 3 PM. Before and after the screenings, curious attendees can explore several EVs on display in the library’s parking lot, as well as The EV Experience, an educational exhibit developed by Drive Electric RVA. In between the screenings, the audience is invited to a panel discussion with Stuart Ungar, founder of Evolve KY, who will appear via Skype to converse with local electric vehicle owners about their experiences and the technology behind their cars.