Celebrate your freedom from oil this Independence Day! Plug In America is organizing the fourth annual Independence Day EV Count. Inspired by the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, we invite you, EV drivers and supporters, to get out into your neighborhood and count how many EVs you see.

How it works:

  1. On the 4th of July, go for a walk or drive in your neighborhood and count how many all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles you see, compared to the total number of cars you see. We recommend counting 100 total cars if you can, but feel free to count as many or as few as you like! Reference our Electric Vehicle Guide to see the EVs currently available and download our tally sheet to help you count.
  2. Return to this page and fill out the short form below to indicate the total number of cars counted and, of those, how many were all-electric vehicles and how many were plug-in hybrid vehicles. Please report your results by Sunday, July 10 at 11:59 pm PT.
  3. We will report the results of the count, including breakdowns by state. View last year’s results here.

While this isn’t a scientific study, it’s a fun opportunity to count how many of your neighbors are driving electric. And we plan to continue this project in future years on Independence Day, so we can see, over time, the growth of EVs across the nation!

Independence Day EV Count