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EV Expo 2023 with the Portneuf Resource Council

It’s National Drive Electric Week 2023! Pocatello will be hosting an Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The Chair of the Portneuf Resource Council, Mike Engle, spoke with Jessa about EVs, Inflation Reduction Act incentives, and charging anxiety in preparation for the event.

Saturday, September 30 is a whole day dedicated to the education of electric vehicles. A collaboration of many Idaho companies has brought this event together to express the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in Idaho and answer any questions you may have. It is for anyone who already owns an EV, or anyone with any sort of interest. There will be EV models, charging station technicians and installers, as well as representatives from the many Idaho companies taking part. The main focus of the EV expo is to connect those interested in EVs to current EV owners to repair some misconceptions and answer any questions. To help Sustainable Idaho listeners prepare for this event, Mike Engle talked everything EV and what to expect from this year’s Expo.

Further resources! 

Portneuf Resource Council’s new website:

Portneuf Resource Council News Release announcing the Expo:

“4 reasons why now is a good time to buy an electric vehicle,” a CBS article from July, 2023.

Learn about how you can save when switching over to an EV:

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI), which began in 2022:

ChargeHub, one of the apps Mike mentioned to me, is also available on desktop, and makes it easy to find chargers in your area:

For comments, topic suggestions, or more information, please reach out to Jessa at

Jessa is in her final year of her undergraduate career, pursuing three majors: English with Creative Writing, History, and Global Studies with an emphasis in French Language and Literature. She is a published author through ISU's Black Rock & Sage literary magazine and hopes to join the Sustainability Club at ISU. Her sustainability journey began with her year abroad when she interned for Letters to the Earth, an organization dedicated to environmental sustainability. She hopes to work for Amnesty International until she can write books in the mountains full time.