First-ever National Plug In Day to celebrate EVs

plug-in-america-parade1Hundreds of EV drivers all across America will take to the streets for America’s largest-ever set of plug-in parades to champion the benefits of EVs for the first National Plug In Day Sunday, Oct. 16.

For example, more than 200 new plug-in vehicles from GM, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, SMART, Ford, Coda and others will be driven in a parade through downtown Santa Monica, Calif.

Santa Monica is one of more than 20 cities across the country where EV owners and interested citizens will participate in other parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, lectures, a ceremonial plugging-in and other grassroots events.

National Plug In Day Cities
Here’s the full list of participating cities:

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For those in Santa Monica, Director Chris Paine, whose film, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” will hit theatres across the country on October 21st, is among confirmed speakers at the press conference preceding the parade.

“Only a few years ago, major automakers were literally crushing electric cars. Today, virtually every auto company in the world is selling or developing a plug-in car, and consumers are snapping up each and every one, stimulating our economy while helping the environment. You’ll see hundreds of these vehicles in National Plug In Day activities. And remember: EVs are powered by domestic electricity, so every cent we spend to run them stays in America,” said Plug In America co-founder and Sierra Club member Paul Scott.

Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up with local sponsors to organize the inaugural National Plug In Day.

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