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Published on September 17th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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Free National Plug In Days Will Hit 75+ Cities

September 17th, 2013 by  


national plug in dayThe 3rd Annual National Plug In Day is coming up. The 2013 “holiday” will include tens of thousands of people at free events in 75+ cities. Started in the US, the day is still mostly celebrated in the US, but Amsterdam and the city of Hermosillo in Mexico will also reportedly be joining the fun this year.

“The goal of events from West Palm Beach to Seattle to Reno will be to give consumer information and test-drives to more EV newcomers than ever,” a Plug In America press release notes. “These gasoline-car drivers will be able to experience the quiet, clean thrill of plug-in vehicles first-hand while learning about their cost-savings, national security and clean-air benefits.”

“Thanks to the continued drop in prices, plug-in vehicles are now within the reach of millions of Americans. Many are now driving ‘for free’ because their car payments are equal to or even less than they paid for gasoline,” said Plug In America president Richard Kelly. “Our aim is to raise awareness of this affordability and the many other benefits of EVs.”

Events will feature a range of different activities, such as test drives, EV charging station demos, parades, tailgate parties, etc.

The “day” actually varies by city. It could be Sept 28 (Saturday) or Sept 29 (Sunday). A map of participating cities can be viewed here.

Other than Plug In America, national organizers include the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. National sponsors include the Nissan LEAF and Schneider EVlink.

For related news, check out our EV news archives, previous Plug In America news, and previous coverage of National Plug In Day
 
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