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 apparently one day is no longer enough to contain advocates' enthusiasm for electric cars.

National Drive Electric Week will take place September 15 to 21, with 113 events already scheduled in dozens of cities across the U.S. and Canada.

Each event will promote plug-in cars, educating both potential buyers and the general public about zero-emission vehicles, and how they work in everyday driving.

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

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

As with the National Plug-In Day events in 2011, 2012, and 2013, National Drive Electric Week is a joint project of the advocacy group Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association. 

Previous years' events included plug-in car rallies, test drives, information sessions, and plenty more.

There are already a few interesting activities planned for this year as well.

In San Diego, participants will be able to test drive different electric cars, and grill owners about the ins and outs of plug-in ownership.

On the opposite coast, electric cars will join the 2014 Boston Cup classic car show on the city's famous Common. A 1913 Bailey Electric Roadster will be displayed alongside the latest plug-ins.

A full list of events (searchable by ZIP code) is available on the National Drive Electric Week website. Take a look to see if there's something happening in your area.

So if you want to learn more about electric cars, grab a notebook and make time to head over to the nearest event.

After all, you've got an entire week.


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