From September 15th to the 21st, the country is going electric. Why? The third week of September celebrates the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week. It’s a nationwide celebration to increase awareness of today’s widespread accessibility of plug-in vehicles. To emphasize the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, test-drive events and other related activities will be held in cities from coast to coast and abroad. Approximately 100 cities and 30,000 people participated in 2013. This year, 113 events are registered in 39 states. National organizers including the Sierra Club, Plug In America, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up with local groups across the country to bring you the best event possible.
Plug In America president Richard Kelly stresses, “…you do not have to have an electric car to take part in National Drive Electric Week. That’s the point—to introduce [electric vehicles] to prospective buyers who haven’t experienced the thrill of instant torque and a quiet, clean ride, right past the gas station.”
Benefits of going electric:
-Fun to drive
-More convenient to fuel
-Better for the environment
-Promote local jobs
-Reduce dependence on foreign oil
National Drive Electric Week activities will vary by city. For more information on dates and times, click here. For city-by-city locations and details, visit driveelectricweek.org.
You can also volunteer at a National Drive Electric Week event in your city, town, or school.
Hope to see you out!