Four years ago, the first National Drive Electric Week took place in just 29 cities across the U.S. with the goal of introducing this new fangled thing called the electric car. This year, the event has expanded by a factor of four to include 113 cities all over America, giving tens of thousands of regular people a chance to drive an EV, many for the first time.
The event was organized by Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association,, and is scheduled to take place from September 15th to the 21st. Each event is comprised mostly of volunteers and EV advocates, with many serving to answer questions from a curious public, as well as offer test drives.
While the events are mostly centered on the coasts, where higher population densities allow EVs to thrive, you can see that most major metro areas have at least one event in the area. With electric car sales growing year after year, and with more and more options on dealership lots, the market is primed to explode. National Drive Electric Week is a great time to get the word about the many benefits of driving an EV out to the world.
Do you plan on participating or volunteering at a local event?