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Record 130,000+ People Participated In National Drive Electric Week 2015

Originally published on EV Obsession.

More than 130,000 people took part in the recent National Drive Electric Week 2015, breaking the attendance record for the event set just last year, according to a recent email sent to EV Obsession.

Altogether, people in 187 different cities and attending 196 different events took part in the “Electric Week” — as compared to 150 different cities and 152 events last year (~95,000 attendees).

Following the successful end of this year’s event, organizers revealed that next year’s event dates are currently set for September 10th through 18th. So, those who missed it this year might want to make a note of that!

The email to EV Obsession provides more:

This year’s highlights included the world debut of the 2016 Nissan LEAF and the West Coast debut of the Chevy Bolt EV concept. These vehicles came together at Los Angeles’ event, which alone featured roughly 1,000 ride-n-drives out of nearly 9,000 total. Events from Hawaii to Maine also delivered parades, rubber-burning races, panel discussions and more. Every major plug-in model available in nearly every state was represented.

Drive Electric Week resulted once again in EV sales, such as in Hong Kong, whose celebration included 500 test-rides in a country with only 2,500 EVs on the road. Some events triggered first-time discussions with office holders and businesses about such EV advancements as boosting local infrastructure. Events also served as platforms for officials to make such announcements, with dozens of new charging stations inaugurated during the week. In Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the city’s installation of a fast charger, the city’s first, and a pilot program allowing city employees to test four different EVs for the city’s fleet.

“Once again we’ve seen that National Drive Electric Week produces concrete results that boost sales in addition to raising awareness of plug-in vehicles from neighborhood to board room,” stated Joel Levin, Plug In America’s executive director.

 
 
 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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