In order to decrease U.S. reliance on imported oil while preserving the environment, the U.S. Energy Department and the National Park Service are partnering up to deploy environmentally friendly vehicles to several national parks. The partnership will help meet the National Park Service’s “Green our Rides” goal—one of nine goals established in the Green Parks Plan.
In honor of this new initiative, each Friday, GoElectricDrive will be taking you to a different national park making the switch to clean transportation. Our first stop: Shenandoah National Park of Virginia.
Shenandoah National Park is one of the parks collaborating with the Energy Department’s Clean Cities coalitions. The park will also more regionally partner with Virginia Clean Cities to deploy battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Because of the new EVs and the expectation of the greater need to charge from visitors, the park will also install three new chargers, two of which will be easily accessible to the public.
Shenandoah National Park includes 300 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains in over 200,000 acres of protected and mostly forested land. With cleaner air and more sustainable transportation, visitors will be able to better enjoy viewing the grand waterfalls, going on hikes, or bird watching. Plan your own trip to Shenandoah National Park.
Learn more about the environmental benefits of electric drive that will help preserve our nation’s most treasured parks, such as Shenandoah National Park.