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USA: National Plug In Day

National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Throughout the weekend of September 28 – 29, 2013, events across the US and other countries will celebrate the third annual National Plug In Day.

Each celebration event will be led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and will include some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country. We are pleased to partner with the many other organizations and individuals working to bring National Plug In Day to communities across the country.

Celebrate With Us

Proceed to the Events page to find an event near you, sign up to attend, and let us know if you’ll be bringing a plug-in vehicle to show. You don’t have to bring a plug-in vehicle, or even own one, but please register either way. The events are for EV owners to share insight and experience with owners and and non-owners alike.

If there’s not an event in your area and you’d like to organize one, or if you’d like to help with your local event, fill out the volunteer form.

About Plug-In Electric Vehicles

You may have noticed that people who drive the new plug in electrics can’t help smiling about it. We’re celebrating Plug In Day because these new vehicles are so much better, and we want to share the news. Come join us for an event where you’ll get to see and possibly drive an electric vehicle and learn from real drivers what they already know:

Electric vehicles are fun to drive. They are smooth and quiet, and their high torque – even at low speeds – provides instant accelerator response, and also better performance in snow.
Electric vehicles are easier and cheaper to fuel. Fuel for EVs costs much less than for gasoline vehicles. Fueling your car with electricity is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline. It is much more convenient to simply plug in when you arrive home than to stop by a gas station to fill your gas tank.
Electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain. Maintenance for all-electric vehicles costs much less than for gasoline vehicles. They require no oil changes and have 10 times fewer moving parts than a gasoline-powered car. There’s no engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, fuel tank, tailpipe, distributor, starter, clutch, muffler, or catalytic converter.
Electric vehicles are cleaner. Less gas means less pollution, even when taking into account the emissions from the generation of electricity.
Electric vehicles are going mainstream. Electric vehicles are selling better out of the gate than did the first hybrids. Well over 100,000 plug-in vehicles have been sold, and the rate is accelerating as more cars come to the market.
Electric vehicles are creating good American jobs. We are building advanced technology vehicles and components in at least 20 states, creating thousands of new, good jobs.
Electric vehicles make for a more stable and secure United States. We need to stop feeding our oil addiction by sending nearly $1 billion overseas each day, often to governments unfriendly to US policies.

source pluginday.org

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