With the interest of increasing global acceptance and knowledge about electric vehicles, Plug In America, along with the Electric Auto Association and the Sierra Club, has arranged to hold the second annual National Plug In Day. This second annual event has the purpose of educating interested individuals about EVs and putting them together with drivers and advocates who have answers and experience. It will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23rd.
After a super successful National Plug In Day last October, the group has recruited 60 cities to take part in the second installment. At each city’s Plug In celebration, activities and scheduling are lead by local drivers of electric vehicles and advocates of alternative fuels. At these events, interested visitors will be able to learn and experience more about EVs than they could by researching or going on one short test drive. Activities include ride-alongs, information stands tailgating and parades, and more. While the primary focus is education, visitors are sure to have a lot of fun riding along with EV owners in their cars, test driving available EVs, having questions answered, and attending demonstrations.
The event is not sponsored or endorsed by any company or specific model of EV and all electric vehicles are welcome, including some crazy home-built concoctions. Common sightings at events like this include the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-In, Chevy Volt, and even the Tesla Roadster. However, these are hardly the only vehicles you are likely to see. Who knows who or what you will run into.
There is one event within 75 miles of Clinton, North Carolina. At Nissan of Clinton, we highly encourage anyone interested to go check out the Plug In Day Celebration at Durham, NC.