October 16 is National Plug In Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of electric vehicle drivers in more than 20 cities from coast to coast will promote the benefits of plug-in vehicles on the first National Plug In Day on Sunday, October 16.

The event, sponsored by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, will take place at simultaneous venues from Honolulu to New York. EV owners and enthusiasts will participate in electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, lectures, a ceremonial plugging-in and other grassroots events.

The flagship event will be a parade of plug-in vehicles in Orange County, California where Chris Paine, director of the films “Who Killed the Electric Car?” and “Revenge of the Electric Car,” will be among the speakers. New plug-in vehicles by Nissan, GM, Mitsubishi, Toyota, SMART, Tesla, Ford, Coda and others will be available for ride-and-drives, and EV chargers and other products will be on display.

Cities where Plug In Day events will be taking place also include Washington D.C., Detroit, Phoenix, Denver, Knoxville, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Portland, Indianapolis, Concord, San Francisco, San Diego, Tucson, Kissimmee and Addison, Texas.

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