National plug-in day: the future is now

Dear Reader,

More than 35,000 people attended National Plug-In Day activities in more than 100 cities across the country at the end of September--including at least two here in Michigan.

Event organizer, Hardik Bhansali (shown at right with his Tesla) and other electric-car owners and enthusiasts had some beautiful weather to show off their vehicles and tout their benefits at events at Washtenaw Community College and at Saline's Octoberfest.

This was the third annual National Plug-In Day organized by the Sierra Club, Plug In America, and the Electric Auto Association, and participation is booming every year. It now features events in Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands.

And what did curious folks who came out to kick the tires hear from EV owners, both in Michigan and around the country? “The future is now,” was the takeaway. Electric-vehicle owners know that EVs are more fun to drive, cheaper to fuel and cleaner to operate than conventional gasoline vehicles.

The success of this year’s events mirrors the record EV sales this year, now that more models and cheaper prices are bringing EVs to a wider segment of the car-buying public. More than 2,000 people took test drives during the event, so we expect to see even more participation in National Plug-In Day next year.

Will we see you there?

 

cgCharles Griffith
Climate & Energy Program Director
The Ecology Center 

- See more at: http://www.builtbymichigan.org/newsletter/2013/05/still-time-stop-ev-tax-and-new-report-links-renewable-energy-ev-performance#sthash.8k1oVhnG.dpuf

Thanks for all you do,

cgCharles Griffith
Climate & Energy Program Director
The Ecology Center 

- See more at: http://www.builtbymichigan.org/newsletter/2013/05/still-time-stop-ev-tax-and-new-report-links-renewable-energy-ev-performance#sthash.8k1oVhnG.dpuf

Thanks for all you do,

cgCharles Griffith
Climate & Energy Program Director
The Ecology Center 

- See more at: http://www.builtbymichigan.org/newsletter/2013/05/still-time-stop-ev-tax-and-new-report-links-renewable-energy-ev-performance#sthash.8k1oVhnG.dpuf

 

cgCharles Griffith
Climate & Energy Program Director
The Ecology Center