Plug In America invites you to submit a nomination for the 2024 Drive Electric Awards. These awards are given annually to individuals, public entities, private companies, and academic pioneers who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the electric vehicle (EV) movement. Your nomination is an opportunity to recognize a leader, innovator, or advocate whose efforts and dedication have significantly advanced EV adoption and awareness. Help us recognize and celebrate the hard work and achievements of those leading the EV movement.

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Submitting a nomination is easy

We know submitting a thorough nomination takes time and we appreciate the effort you put into helping to identify outstanding nominees. Our two-phase nomination process is designed to minimize your workload while maximizing the impact of your nomination.

Phase one – Initial nomination

  • Complete the nomination form with basic information about the nominee and why you believe they deserve a Drive Electric Award. This phase is straightforward and only requires a brief overview of the nominee’s qualifications and achievements.
  • By simplifying the initial nomination, we aim to make it easy for everyone to participate. Your input in this phase helps us identify candidates who demonstrate exceptional promise and potential.

Phase two – Finalist nomination

  • If your nominee advances to the finalist round, you will be asked to answer additional questions, share supplementary details, and/or provide supporting materials.
  • By splitting the process into two phases, we ensure your time and effort are invested where it matters most. Supported by the information you provide in the finalist nomination, finalists undergo a more thorough evaluation allowing us to make well-informed decisions about the ultimate recipients of the award.

We believe this approach strikes a balance between simplicity and thoroughness, empowering you to nominate deserving candidates without overwhelming demands on your time.

Submission process

  • Anyone may submit nominations for the Drive Electric Awards. Self-nominations are welcome.
  • We encourage nominators to preview the questions in the nomination form and prepare your responses in advance. Feel free to draft your answers in a separate document and then copy/paste them into the form when you’re ready.
  • Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email.

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Submission timeline and deadlines

  • Drive Electric Award Nominations are submitted through this form. The initial nomination form submission deadline is Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
  • Nominators will be notified if their nominee is selected to advance to the finalist round by Friday, June 21, 2024. A link to the finalist nomination form will be provided at that time.
  • Finalist nomination submissions will be open from Friday, June 21 through Wednesday, July 10. The finalist nomination form submission deadline is Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
  • Drive Electric Award winners (and their nominators) will be notified mid-August 2024.
  • The Plug In America Drive Electric Awards presentation and celebration will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2024. Save the date – more information coming soon!

Pro tips for excellent submissions

Initial nomination:

  • Submit concise, informative answers.
  • Bullet point statements highlighting the nominee’s qualifications, achievements, and the impact of their work are welcome.
  • Present compelling evidence that showcases why the nominee stands out in their field and should be advanced as a finalist.
  • Don’t get wrapped up in the formalities of submitting a perfectly written narrative. We’re not judging your writing skills; we’re assessing your nominee’s impact on EV adoption and advocacy.

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Finalist nomination:

  • Repeating information submitted in your initial nomination is welcome, however we advise providing additional details. This may include expanding answers to mention specific examples, anecdotes, and/or further evidence of impact, such as statistics, testimonials, or case studies that underscore the nominee’s achievements.
  • You are welcome to identify a co-nominator to complete the second phase of the nomination process. This phase focuses on gathering more in-depth information about the finalist and we welcome you to collaborate with anyone who can speak in-depth about the nominee’s work. As self-nominations are welcome, you may also consult directly with the person you have nominated at this stage.

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