Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip Headed to Arlington on Monday


Tour of 33 cities in 25 states aims to show range of electric vehicles

Arlington, TEXAS – Two electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts are on a cross-country journey to try to break down one key barrier to widespread adoption of electric vehicles: Range anxiety. Daphne Dixon and Alyssa Murphy of the Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition started their 27-day Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip on June 1 in Sacramento, California. The 5,100-mile journey will take them through 33 cities in 25 states.

On Monday, June 12, their Chevrolet Bolt will stop in Arlington. The two will be part of a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ Arlington offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, that will include presentations by NCTCOG and trip sponsors related to EVs, EV chargers, and how agencies can incorporate resilience strategies to ensure EVs can always charge. They will be available for interviews following the meeting.

This is the second time the Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip has appeared in Arlington. Last year’s inaugural event made a quick stop at NCTCOG, which houses the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition. DFW Clean Cities works to reduce transportation energy use and improve air quality by providing guidance to the public on alternative fuel and electric vehicles, coordinating infrastructure planning and readiness, and facilitating best practices around transportation-energy integration.  

This is the Coast-to-Coast EV Road Trip’s only scheduled stop in Texas. When it leaves Arlington, it will travel to Louisiana and through the Southeast before heading north toward its ultimate destination of Newport, Rhode Island.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, June 12
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Place: North Central Texas Council of Governments
             616 Six Flags Drive
             Arlington, TX 76011

Description: Daphne Dixon and Alyssa Murphy of the Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition will visit the North Central Texas Council of Governments as part of their 27-day, 5,100-mile EV Road Trip across the U.S. They will be available for media interviews about their experiences during the road trip, which started June 1 in Sacramento, California.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:  

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions. 
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 
16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit


About the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition:

In 1995, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities became one of the first Clean Cities coalitions under the Energy Policy Act’s provision for an organization that promotes the use of alternative fuels to lessen America’s dependence on foreign sources of petroleum. Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities is a locally based, public/private partnership that seeks to advance energy security, protect environmental and public health, and stimulate economic development by promoting practices and decisions to reduce transportation energy impacts and improve air quality, primarily in the transportation sector.