03.31.2021
Electric vehicles take center stage during Drive Electric Earth Day

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March 31, 2021

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Noah Barnes, Plug In America
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Electric vehicles take center stage during Drive Electric Earth Day

Online and safe in-person events across the U.S. will highlight the environmental and economic benefits of clean electric vehicles

NATIONWIDE—Throughout April, dozens of online and safe in-person events will educate Americans about the many benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) during the third annual Drive Electric Earth Day campaign. Local event organizers will present outdoor events in many communities, requiring masks, social distancing, and other safety precautions. Additional online events will allow attendees to experience EVs from the comfort of their homes. Attendees can view events and register today at DriveElectricEarthDay.org.

Drive Electric Earth Day events give attendees a unique opportunity to learn about EVs in a fun, non-sales environment. Many events include EV showcases, where attendees can look at vehicles and talk to current EV owners about their experiences. Online events go in-depth with information for a particular community or topic, including EV charging, e-bikes, solar and EVs, and more. For the first time, there will also be Drive Electric Earth Day events in Spanish and Mandarin.

Drive Electric Earth Day takes place during a transformational time for EVs. The Biden administration has signaled great support for transportation electrification. Automakers have announced dozens of new EV models that will soon be hitting dealerships and showrooms, in addition to the 50 models currently available in the U.S.

EVs provide numerous benefits to Americans. They reduce dangerous air pollution, improving our public health and reducing the effects of climate change. They also spur innovation, creating new jobs in manufacturing, energy, and other industries. EVs provide a superior driving experience, with cheaper fuel, less maintenance, a smoother ride, and instant acceleration.

“This is an exciting time for electric vehicles,” said Joel Levin, Plug In America’s executive director. “This year, we see good news both from the federal government and the many automakers that are committing to electric transportation. EVs are not a technology for the future; they are here now, and there has never been a better time to switch. Drive Electric Earth Day allows Americans to see why more than 1.7 million EVs have been sold in the U.S., with more hitting the road every day!”

“Drive Electric Earth Day is an opportunity for thousands of volunteers across the U.S. to engage with their local communities and share what they love about driving electric,” said April Bolduc, Electric Auto Association president. “EVs are fun to drive and cost less to maintain. These one-on-one conversations about their benefits translate to more clean cars on our roads, and all neighborhoods benefit from cleaner air.” 

To learn more and RSVP for an event, visit DriveElectricEarthDay.org. Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association are the national presenters of Drive Electric Earth Day. Normal Now by Electrify America and Enel X are Silver Level Sponsors. BMW and Edison international are Bronze Level Sponsors.

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About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org

About Electric Auto Association
The Electric Auto Association is North America’s leading volunteer organization that accelerates EV adoption through 100 chapters that talk one on one to thousands at in person and virtual community events about the benefits of driving electric. This nonprofit is also the largest consumer-facing, EV grassroots organization with direct communication to both the EV curious and current EV drivers. For more information visit electricauto.org.