Invasion of the EVs Slated for Sept. 23
National Plug In Day to be celebrated in 60 cities nationwide; by Mark Vaughn
Sunday, Sept. 23, will be an electrifying day across America as thousands of electric and plug-in electric cars will be celebrated in some 60 cities from L.A. to New York. There are even going to be two celebrations on Maui. It's the second annual National Plug In Day, and this year promises to offer twice as many locations across the country for the public to kick the low-rolling-resistance tires on all manner of electric vehicles.
Each city will host different activities and some celebrations will be held on Friday or Saturday, but the majority will take place Sunday, Sept. 23.
The Silicon Valley-Cupertino National Plug In Day is the largest. It's held as part of a well-established, grass-roots EV event, The 40th Annual EV Rally and Show, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Electric Auto Association. These are the guys who were converting Volkswagen Beetles to lead-acid electric power back in the '70s. The Rally and Show will include a display of old and new EVs, free rides and an area where you can test-ride electric scooters and bikes.
In Los Angeles the cars will gather at the Automobile Driving Museum, a unique collection because it includes rides in classic old cars as part of its operations. Every Sunday museum docents offer short spins in everything from Josef Stalin's 1936 Packard to a 1982 DeLorean. On Sunday Sept. 23 you can get a ride or even drive all manner of modern electric cars. It's a great opportunity for anyone considering buying one or for anyone who wants to see what a real EV is like. The museum is at 610 Lairport St., Los Angeles, CA 90245.
Portland will hold a two-day event with ride-and-drives next to its farmers market on, appropriately, Electric Avenue.
The Ann Arbor, MI event actually begins with an EV parade in nearby Saline followed by a parade up M12 and State St. to Ann Arbor's Main Street.
Sarasota, FL will have a parade to St. Armand's Circle where organizers promise “electrifying” entertainment.
That's just a sampling. Other cities promise similar festivities. For a complete rundown, go to www.pluginday.org.
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Where is the page for natural gas powered vehicles? Electric cars coast twice the amount as CNG, and, are subsidized by the goverment. The volt cost $100,000 to make and has a $50,000 government grant per car. EV is charged by coal fired power plants.
Sat. 9/22/12 Personally I will Jump for Joy on the day that We The United States are no longer DEPENDENT on fossil fuels & the damn Oil Corportions like Exxon.
One day in the not so distant future. Each American Family will have it's very own source of Independent Energy I will probably be Dead & Buried before this really happens.
Wind, Solar, Tidal, Fuel Cells, Thermal, Alternate Energy & Batteries that function for a very useful time & can be Re-Charged within hours.
Just Imagine THAT ! No more Wars & Our Own American Troops staying Here at Home instead of protecting & Dying for Foreign Oil & Foreign Corporations. The Saudi Royal Family would have to Protect Themselves ! Say It Ain't So ! Why a Saudi Arab fighing for His Own Nation.
INDEPENDENT ENERGY & NO MORE EXXON ! IMAGINE THAT !
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Remember...always protect the OIL.
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