This Sunday, electric vehicle enthusiasts in more than 20 cities across the country will celebrate the first National Plug In Day with parades and “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties.
The festivities will range from an electric vehicle showcase at Pier 54 in Manhattan and a show-and-tell of public charging stations in Kingsport, Tenn., to a parade in Tucson, Ariz., and the unveiling of free public chargers in San Francisco.
Organized by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, National Plug In Day’s flagship event will take place in Santa Monica, Calif., with a parade of 200 electric vehicles including new and legacy plug-in’s from GM, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Smart, Ford, Tesla and Coda. Ed Begley, Jr., and Chris Paine, director of the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car,” are expected to attend, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“Only a few years ago, major automakers were literally crushing electric cars. Today, virtually every auto company in the world is selling or developing a plug-in car, and consumers are snapping up each and every one, stimulating our economy while helping the environment,” said Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott in a statement. “You’ll see hundreds of these vehicles in National Plug In Day activities.”