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Austin ranks in top cities for electric vehicles as Giga Texas on the way

(Tesla)

Boomtown Austin loves electric vehicles. With more than 7,000 electric vehicles registered in Austin, the city is a front-runner in catering to eco-friendly transportation.

A recent study by STORAGECafé ranked Austin No. 4 for its EV infrastructure with 0.7 charging stations per 1,000 households. The study was conducted based on 14 key metrics, including the number of EVs owned, the number of public and residential charging stations, the cost of an eGallon, and dedicated HOV and HOT lanes for EVs.

The capital city ranked below three California cities with Los Angeles leading the pack, followed by San Jose and San Francisco. In fact, the West Coast swept every category of the study for electric vehicles, leading the charge toward the EV trend.

Housing has stepped up to the plate to accommodate the growing number of vehicles by providing over 570 public charging stations in the city, according to the latest data. Coming after California's LA and Florida's Cape Coral, Austin apartment complexes sit at the 10th-highest ranked metro location for charging stations with 6.2% of renters having charging stations. That's practically doubling the national average of 3.2% of rentals claiming this feature.

Austin's EV infrastructure is only expected to increase as Elon Musk is building his next Tesla Gigafactory in southeast Travis County. The $1.1 billion facility will produce the new Cybertruck, Modle Y and batteries for Teslas.

Tesla claims three of the top five spots of EVs owned in Austin.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway