500 People Attended Alaska’s First EV Car Show

500 People Attended Alaska’s First EV Car Show

The state’s first electric vehicle car show was held in Anchorage on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Dimond Center in partnership with the Alaska Energy Authority, the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association, and the Alaska Electric Vehicle Working Group. The event attracted over 500 attendees.

Michelle Wilber hosted a table for ACEP during the event to provide the attendees information on electric vehicle performance. Wilber shared insights from ACEP’s EV data collection efforts on cold-weather impacts to EV range and directed attendees toward the cost and emissions calculator for a customized comparison of EVs and traditional vehicles.

Including Wilber’s Chevrolet Bolt, 39 EVs were on display to the public. Chevrolet, Fisker, Ford, Peterbilt, Porsche, Tesla, Volkswagen and Volvo vehicles were represented at the show, with both dealers and individual EV owners participating. Attendees had the opportunity to ride and drive select EVs to experience the comfort and acceleration synonymous with new EV models. As part of the event, the Dimond Center held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the future installation of an AEA-funded EV fast charging station.

For more information on ACEP’s EV research, please contact Michelle Wilber at mmwilber@alaska.edu.


An attendee sits in one of the EVs on display at the state’s first electric vehicle car show. Photo courtesy of Dimond Center.