National Plug-In Day spreads EV awareness across the country

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Oct 18, 2011


While hybrid and electric vehicles have higher concentrations in urban areas, especially along the East and West coasts, the love and preparation for these cars spans the whole country—so much of a span, in fact, that when the folks at Plug-in America wanted to start an event to bring EV drivers together, they knew they couldn’t do it in just one place.

So instead of holding parades and tailgating events in just one city, National Plug-in Day—intended to draw global awareness to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles—took place through simultaneous events in twenty-six cities across the United States.

The Plug-in Day events drew EV owners, car dealers, and many people who were simply curious about how EVs work and why they’re so crucial to the environmental movement. Advertised as the “largest grassroots EV event in history”, National Plug-in Day featured “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, lectures, a ceremonial plugging-in and other grassroots events.

To see some great photos of the event, check out the event page.