National Plug In Day is Coming

Reader Contribution by Kellsey Trimble
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The third annual National Plug In Day will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, and everyone is invited. In more than 50 cities across the country, events are being held in celebration of the rising number of electric vehicles (EVs). From parades to ceremonies, Plug In AmericaSierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are showing the country why it’s better to drive an EV.

EVs offer better gas mileage and run cleaner with less pollution than gas-powered vehicles. Owners praise EVs for how easy they are to “fuel up.” At the end of each day, EV owners just plug in their vehicles and rarely need to stop for gas. Many days they don’t need to charge at all. Maintenance for EVs is much cheaper as they do not have the same parts as a regular car: no engine, transmission, gas tank, etc.

EVs are also providing employment opportunities in the United States. Many of the parts for these electric dreams are being made within the U.S., which boosts the number of quality jobs in the country.

On top of all this, owners claim that EVs are fun cars to drive. They accelerate quickly and — contrary to the belief that only big gas guzzlers can handle inclement weather — EVs even do well in snow. With all of these advantages, it’s no wonder that the number of EVs on the road is rising.

To find out more about National Plug In Day, register and volunteer in a city near you. You’ll even have the chance to test drive one of these electric dreams.

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