Who drives electric vehicles? People in cities across the country are finding out this weekend.
In 21 U.S. cities, electric vehicle owners and interested citizens are participating in parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, lectures and other grassroots events, according to a press release. The main event will be an electric vehicle parade through Santa Monica, California, with several hundred electric cars expected.
Paul Scott, co-founder of Plug In America, told the Los Angeles Times, "We wanted to get the word out to the American public that electric cars are here now and viable."
Scott said in a press release, electric vehicles "are powered by domestic electricity, so every cent we spend to run them stays in America."
Expanding electric vehicle charge infrastructure may also be an important step to increasing electric ownership in the U.S. Jonathan Read, the CEO of one of the country's largest EV charger manufacturers recently told HuffPost that consumers will see "significant charge infrastructure by 2015 in most major markets."
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For more information about National Plug In Day, visit the event's website.