Electric Vehicles are Headed Back to May Madness in San Rafael!

Posted on April 30, 2019


Transportation Authority of Marin

The Transportation Authority of Marin, with support from Marin Clean Energy, is proud to sponsor the second annual electric vehicle ride and drive at the historic May Madness event in downtown San Rafael on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As residents and visitors alike stroll along 4th Street, they will have the chance to check out some of the coolest vehicles of the past while also getting a taste of the latest modern zero emission electric vehicle technology.   Attendees will be able to test drive the latest electric vehicles from nearby dealerships. Test drives are available on a first-come, first served basis. Since May Madness will have beer vendors on site, every participant who wants to drive must first pass a breathalyzer. Organizers encourage all attendees to test drive first.  A valid driver’s license is required. You can find the electric vehicles positioned at 4th and B Street. Registration is available at the TAM tent located in front of the movie theater.   “TAM is excited to bring a hands-on experience for May Madness participants to test drive the low-maintenance, cost-effective, quick and clean technology of today,” states Nick Nguyen, TAM’s Electric Vehicle/Clean Fuel Technology Program Manager. “Electric Vehicles are an important tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This event gives people the opportunity to literally get behind the wheel and be part of the solution.”

ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF MARIN

TAM is dedicated to making the most of Marin county transportation dollars and creating an efficient and effective transportation system that promotes mobility and accessibility by providing a variety of high-quality transportation options to all users. TAM administers the expenditure plans for Measure AA, the ½-cent transportation sales tax extension passed in 2018 and Measure B, the $10 Vehicle Registration Fee passed in 2010. As part of Measure B, TAM supports the adoption of clean fuel technology through programs to fund installation of infrastructure, support fleet conversion, provide technological support and grow public awareness.   TAM also serves as Marin’s Congestion Management Agency and is responsible for coordinating funding for transportation projects and programs to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and provide a transportation system with more options for those living, working, visiting and traveling in Marin County.

 More information is available at www.tam.ca.gov

 For more information about this press release, please contact Nick Nguyen at nnguyen@tam.ca.gov or Sarah Morgan at sarah@reach-strategies.org.

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