It’s that time of the year again. Time to test drive an electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
“National Drive Electric Week, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, is based on the idea that nothing beats learning the ropes from existing owners and ride-n-drives in clean, quiet and powerful plug-in vehicles for converting gasoline-car drivers to EV owners,” Plug In America in a Sept. 2, 2015 press release expressed. “The event showcases the cost-savings, clean-air benefits and fun of plug-ins. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association team up with local groups to organize events, which typically feature all electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars from every automaker on the market.”
But, why take an entire week plus two days to spotlight electric vehicles for test-driving purposes? “Numerous past attendees from around the country have purchased or leased plug-ins as a direct result of Drive Electric Week events, where they learned about the technology from long-time plug-in drivers in a relaxed atmosphere,” explained Plug In America in the release. In other words, no sales persons putting pressure on would-be buyers or those “just looking.”
“Nissan and its all-electric LEAF have served as the event’s exclusive automotive sponsor since 2013,” Plug In America added. “ClipperCreek and SunPower are also national sponsors and PlugShare is a media sponsor.”
This year’s National Drive Electric Week event runs Sat., Sept. 12 through Sun., Sept. 20, 2015 in a planned 165 cities in the U.S., Canada and Hong Kong to “feature plug-in vehicle ride-n-drives and related activities,” further detailed Plug In America in the release.
“It’s electric!” not the only but one sure way to describe just such an activity. A great way to help clean the air, too!