Chattanooga Accelerates Sustainable Mobility with EPB Driving Change Vehicles

Chattanooga, TN (April 4, 2017) – EPB announced the roll-out of three EPB Driving Change vehicles, among a 20 vehicle fleet of Nissan Leafs for Chattanooga’s Green Commuter EV Car Share program. The CoolidgePearl and Smokey are uniquely branded and available at discounted rates to provide the community with an affordable and eco-friendly urban transportation solution.

First announced in June 2016, the program is a partnership between Green Commuter, TVA, CARTA, Prova Group and EPB. The membership-based, fully automated program offers 24/7 access to a network of electric vehicles (EVs). Members can rent a Nissan Leaf by the hour or day, paying only for the time that they choose to reserve.

“EPB is proud of this partnership that puts Chattanoogans in the drivers’ seat of next-generation mobility,” said EPB Marketing vice president J.Ed. Marston. “It’s a great option for people to commute around town in ways that support Chattanooga’s environmental stewardship.”

“We are excited to offer residents and visitors to Chattanooga a great option to experience EV mobility,” said community and outreach coordinator for Green Commuter Chattanooga Mel Honeycutt. “It’s like owning a car without the financial responsibility of car ownership, since Green Commuter pays for the electricity, insurance, parking and maintenance.”

The Nissan Leafs are available at charging stations located throughout the metro area including downtown, CARTA’s Shuttle Park facilities, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Hamilton Place and Northgate Malls, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Southern Adventist University.

For details and to sign up for membership, go to greencommuter.org/Chattanooga.