CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville based nonprofit, Generation180 is working to inspire people to take action on clean energy and hosted Friday's event called ‘Electrify Your Ride’. Presenters said driving an electric car reduces driving emissions by 70% and is better for the planet than gas cars.

"Electric cars are a critical part of both getting to 100% clean energy and reducing our carbon emissions in a meaningful way,” Director of Communications at Generation180 Nate McFarland said.

The nonprofit also works to make electric cars more accessible and affordable for Virginians. The next event in Charlottesville will be in the spring of 2020.