Virtual EV Day
In recognition of National Drive Electric Week, FEC will host a Virtual EV Day on October 1. Here’s your chance to hear from and ask questions to local EV experts and owners on our virtual panel. We’ll share 3 unique perspectives on electric vehicles (ownership and logistics) in NW Montana. Plus, two lucky attendees will win a $200 electric bill credit and get to take home one of our EVs to drive for two weeks!*
*In order to win either of the prizes, attendees must be participating in the live event and be members of Flathead Electric Cooperative. To drive the electric vehicle the winner must also have a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and be 21 or over.
Electric Vehicle Perspectives
Wade Harris – Early Adopter Perspective
One of Flathead Electric Co-op’s EV champions, Wade has been driving plug-in electric cars since 2012. A Research Analyst by trade, he offers an in-depth look at the cost savings and other impacts of electric vehicles for our community, EV owners and for the electrical industry.
Cory & Meredith Coopman – Family Perspective
This busy family of four traded their Ford Expedition for a Tesla Model 3 two years ago. They will discuss how an electric vehicle fits into their day-to-day life with active ten and twelve-year-old sons, transporting them to and from sporting events and family vacations around the state and beyond.
Neal Ullman – State Perspective
Neal is an Energy Resource Professional in the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. His primary focus is on clean transportation, working on both the Diesel Emission Reduction Act and to distribute Volkswagen Settlement Funds to develop EV charging infrastructure and clean vehicle deployment across Montana.
Katie Pfennigs – Moderator
Katie is a non-EV owner with a desire to involve our virtual audience in a fascinating conversation between a bunch of interesting people.