Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

Drive Electric Week: 236 events in 212 cities, 7 countries, 46 US states this year

Between September 10 and 18, more than 120,000 people around the world turned out for National Drive Electric Week—the annual event dedicated to the promotion of electric cars. With 235 events in 212 cities, seven countries, and 46 U.S. states, the event once again surpassed the "national"... read more

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National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

Drive Electric Week Larger Than Ever: 165 Cities, 3 Countries, Starting Sep 12

The event that began five years ago as National Plug-In Day is now entering its second year as National Drive Electric Week, and organizers say this year's will be bigger... read more September 4, 2015 by

2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by

Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

The event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra... read more August 5, 2015 by

National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

National Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today... read more June 11, 2015 by

National Drive Electric Week 2014: Boston. Photo by John C. Briggs.

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric... read more September 25, 2014 by

Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

New Guinness World Record: 507 Electric Cars In One Place

Start those patriotic cheers, because the U.S. can now claim the record for most electric cars in one place. A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records certified on... read more September 22, 2014 by

National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

If you're an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but... read more August 13, 2014 by

2013 Tesla Model S in Mount Shasta, California, Nov 2013 [photo: George Parrott]

August 'Largest Electric Vehicle Gathering' Events And Rally Canceled

Just three weeks before the anticipated kickoff, an electric-car rally billed as the largest ever has been cancelled. The third annual BC2BC all-electric vehicle rally was... read more July 18, 2014 by

Electric Sociability Run participants, 100 years apart. Photo by Lanny Hartmann

Electric-Car Rally Celebrates 'Sociability Run' 100 Years Ago: UPDATE

Modern electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf are slowly getting better-known to consumers today, but their history stretches back much further. This year marks... read more June 10, 2014 by

National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

National Plug-In Day: Roundup Of Electric-Car Activities

For National Plug-In Day this year, the third time was definitely the charm. In its third year, the weekend celebration of automotive electrification included events in more... read more October 2, 2013 by

National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011, Davis, California - photo by George Parrott

Update: 93 Cities Taking Part In Sunday's National Plug-In Day

The third National Plug-In Day could be the biggest ever. Thus far, a total of 93 cities are slated to take part in this weekend's event, which was created to educate the... read more September 24, 2013 by

National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Third National Plug-In Day & Weekend Coming Sept 28-29

If you like electric cars--or are even just curious about how they work--keep the last weekend of September open. The third annual National Plug-In Day (actually it's now a... read more September 17, 2013 by

Electric Vehicle Association ad, 1912

99 Years Later, Electric Car 'Sociability Run' Honored In DC

This is a momentous year for electric car fans: the 99th anniversary of Washington, D.C.'s historic Electric Sociability Run of 1914. To commemorate that event, enthusiasts... read more May 1, 2013 by 0

National Plug-In Day, Oct 2011

National Plug-In Day To Promote Electric Cars: This Sunday!

What are you doing this Sunday? If you're an electric-car advocate or fan, you probably already know that Sunday is the second annual National Plug-In Day. And if you're... read more September 17, 2012 by 4

The Cyclops II microcar at Amelia Island

Tiny, Rare And Green: Cyclops II Shown At Amelia Island

In 1957, cartoonist and mad genius Stan Mott created the very first Cyclops, with the assistance of automotive designer Robert Cumberford. Part mini-microcar (like the Bamby... read more March 14, 2012 by 4


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