Around the world, more than one million drivers are making the switch to electric vehicles. In the U.S., plug-in vehicle ownership has jumped by almost 50 percent since the beginning of last year. Even with significantly lower gas prices, EV sales were much higher in the first quarter of 2016 than they were in the first quarter of 2015. And when you consider that nearly 400,000 people have pre-ordered Tesla’s Model 3, it’s clear that electric cars are becoming mainstream and are here to stay.And to keep that momentum going, Sierra Club is a co-sponsor of National Drive Electric Week, along with Plug-in America and Electric Auto Association, to celebrate and showcase electric cars across the country from September 10th -18th — mark your calendar now!
Through test drives, parades, news conferences and announcements of new EV policies and programs, NDEWcommunity events demonstrate how EVs are greener, cheaper and more fun to operate than conventional gas-guzzling vehicles.Last year, there were 196 events held in 41 states. This year, for NDEW’s 6th year, we expect NDEW 2016 to be bigger and better than ever — but we can’t do it alone. We need supporters of clean transportation like you to attend and spread the word! Here’s the list of the great events planned in Connecticut:
– Sunday, September 11 in in New Britain at CCSU Student Union Parking Lot, 1615 Stanley St, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
– Wednesday, September 14 in Old Saybrook at Big Y Work Class Market, 22 Spencer Plain Road, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
– Thursday, September 15 in Groton at Submarine Center, 1 Crystal Lake Rd, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
– Saturday, September 17 in Somersville at Congressional Church of Somersville, 22 Maple St, 10:00 – 2:00 PM
– Saturday, September 17 in Wallingford at Stop & Shop, 930 N Colony Road, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
– Sunday, September 18 in Middletown at Middletown High School, 200 La Rosa Ln, 10:00 – 3:00 PM“With more plug-in electric vehicles on the market and on the road than ever before, it’s clear American consumers want 21st-century solutions to climate disruption,” said Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director. “Americans aren’t just looking toward a clean energy future, but leading the way.”To find more information about National Drive Electric Week visit https://driveelectricweek.org