National Drive Electric Week: September 15 - 21, 2014
"National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, 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.Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, by popular demand we are expanding to an entire week of events and changing the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. We expect National Drive Electric Week 2014 will again grow to include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.Each event is led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and typically includes 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 Drive Electric Week to communities across the country.
The Weather Channel did three segments promoting National Drive Electric Week just before the first events with Atlanta co-city captain Michael Beinenson. Kudos to the Weather Channel for great coverage of several of the most interesting plug-in vehicles on the market.First up, the Chevy Volt and BMW i3:
First up, the Chevy Volt and BMW i3:
Next, the Nissan LEAF and Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Finally, the Tesla Model S, the Fisker Karma (no longer available), and the BMW i8