National Drive Electric Week Sept. 10-18

National Drive Electric Week is September 10-18, 2016. This is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness, and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Plug In America co-founder/communications director Zan Dubin-Scott and long-time EV driver Jeff U’Ren organized the first National Plug In Day on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The name was changed to National Drive Electric Week in 2014 to put the emphasis on the concept of driving electric and to offer more dates to hold events.

National Drive Electric WeekThe event has grown every year since 2011 from 29 cities with events to nearly 200 events across the U.S. and six total countries. Each city that is hosting an event has a city captain who leads the organization of the event. The captain will form a committee to determine what types of activities will be effective for their community. Electric Tailgate Parties, EV Showcases, Electric Vehicle Parades, Drive-and-Rides, and electric vehicle initiative launches are popular activities.

For information on where and when events are being held, or to read about events from previous years, visit the National Drive Electric Week website at You can sign up to volunteer at an event, register a new one, or sign up as a sponsor.  To learn what is happening in our area, visit

National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association.