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

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 Week--which, despite its name, has become an international event taking place not only in 150 U.S. cities, but also in Canada... read more

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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 


 
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


 
2011 Future Car Challenge Participants

Future Car Challenge Won By Gordon-Murray T27 Electric Car

It may have just three seats, look like something from a science-fiction movie and have a forward-hinging front door, but the Gordon-Murray T27 Electric Car has just won the... read more November 7, 2011 by  1


 
Sacramento Electric Vehicle Gathering, June 18, 2011

Don't Forget: Sunday Is National Plug-In Day!

If you've not already got something planned this Sunday 16th October, why not make it to one of the 20 cities coast to coast that are hosting events for National Plug-In Day?... read more October 14, 2011 by  4


 
Sacramento Electric Vehicle Gathering, June 18, 2011

National Plug-In Car Day: Promoting Electric Cars, Educating Future Buyers

Next Sunday, October 16--nine days from today--cities around the U.S. will host special events to promote and educate the public and potential buyers about new zero-emission... read more October 7, 2011 by 


 
Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

Aptera 2e Prototype: First Drive

As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e. The car is more than... read more October 11, 2010 by  5


 
Smart ForTwo display team

1,400 Smarts Turn Up for U.K. Smartfest Car Show

Whilst the U.S. might not be warming to the 'Smart car' quite the way owners Daimler might have hoped, the same can't be said for the car's reception in Europe. 2010 marks... read more September 8, 2010 by 


 
Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta in New York City

2011 Ford Fiesta World Tour Recap

Well, it's over. After four days of driving across the eastern half on North America, splitting time between a manual-transmission Ford Fiesta SE and an... read more September 3, 2010 by  1


 
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

2011 Ford Fiesta World Tour Day Four

Thanks to Hurricane Earl's impending arrival on the East Coast, we had to cut our 2011 Ford Fiesta World Tour a day short. Our final day began in Boston, and we spent the... read more September 2, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta Day Three

This post will be short and sweet, since we have an early wake-up call for our drive from Boston to New York City tomorrow. We began the day in Montreal, stopping by the... read more September 1, 2010 by 


 
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