National Plug In Day


Plug In America, an association with a primary goal of increasing the use of electric powered vehicles, along with the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association is putting on the second annual Plug In Day on Sunday, Sept. 23rd. The purpose of the second annual, national event is to put EV drivers together with people who are interested in electric powered vehicles for any number of reasons.

After last year’s successful Plug In Day in October, the number of cities involved in this year’s event has increased to 60! In each city, the event is headed by local plug in drivers and advocates of electric energy. Most cities will be putting on EV parades, ride-alongs, EV tailgating, information booths, and more. Since the primary goal is to get people accustomed to electric cars, interested visitors will be able to ride along in an EV with its owner and get a closer look at the inner workings of these cars or even test drive available electric cars for themselves.

The event is not specific to any make or model and all electric vehicles are welcome, including “do-it-yourself” conversions. Some of the most common cars there are the Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-In, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Nissan LEAF, and even the Tesla Roadster. However, it is certainly not limited to these production cars. You never quite know what interesting vehicles you will come across!

There are four events scheduled in Tennessee and two within 75 miles of Cookeville, TN. At Cumberland Toyota, we highly encourage anyone interested to go check out the events in Nashville and Knoxville, TN.

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