This is bigger than Harley’s Electric Motorcycle
Press Release from Plug In America, Sierra Club & the Electric Auto Association:
June 24, 2014, San Francisco, Calif.–Director Chris Paine has emerged from behind the camera to star in a 90-second video promoting National Drive Electric Week (formerly National Plug In Day). This coast-to-coast EV-nerd prom, put on by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association, will take place from Bakersfield, CA to Burlington, VT Sept. 15-21, 2014. In the new video, Paine, who featured Plug In America’s historic protests against EV crushing in “Who Killed the Electric Car?” urges volunteers to organize events in their towns to help make National Drive Electric Week bigger than ever.
National Drive Electric Week is designed to broadcast the fun, convenience and benefits of electric cars through test-drive events and related activities.
EV proponent Kelly Olsen directed the new National Drive Electric Week video. Among Paine’s current projects: Executive producing “Bikes vs. Cars,” a new documentary about the bicycle, “an amazing tool for change.”
Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers teaming up with local groups across the country and abroad to organize events. National sponsors include the Nissan LEAF and the Dent Agency.
About Plug In America: Plug In America, a nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org.From the video
About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.3 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles campaign advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our addiction to oil. www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide.
About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org.