National Plug-In Day Sept. 28 to highlight the fun factor of electric vehicles

Dozens of Michigan electric vehicle owners, dealerships, manufacturers and enthusiasts will participate in National Plug In Day next Saturday, Sept. 28 with events in Saline and at Washtenaw Community College from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both locations. Proud owners will show off their cars and answer questions on cost-savings and other benefits of electric cars and electric vehicle ownership.plug-in day logo

In addition, dealerships will showcase their electric vehicle models and enthusiasts will show off how they converted conventional gasoline vehicles to electric power. Plug-in vehicles will be available for test rides and test drives, and EV chargers and products will be on display.

In Saline, the event coincides with the city’s Oktoberfest, centered on South Ann Arbor St. At WCC, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. in Ann Arbor, organizers have partnered with the school’s  automotive engineering department to host the larger event near the parking deck where the college is encouraging its faculty and students to support the sustainable future by installing dedicated EV parking with chargers.

Designed to highlight the fun-factor of owning and driving an electric car, the event is being  organized by the Michigan Electric Auto Association, in collaboration with Built by Michigan, the Ecology Center, the Clean Energy Coalition and Michigan Tesla Owners.

The Michigan event is one of more than 75 across the country including parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations, and other public events.