With today's inauguration of President Obama now in the history books, here's how over seventy electric vehicles were used to celebrate the event with a short parade through Santa Monica, California over the weekend. Plug In America organized the event and sent us these pictures of the vehicles and people who came together to promote a plug-in vehicle focus in the next administration. 74 vehicles (more than expected) were part of the parade, and plug-in proponents Chris Paine, the director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?"; Ed Kjaer, the director of electric transportation for SoCal Edison; and California State Senator Fran Pavley were among the speakers who kicked off the event. There is a complete list of EVs, PHEVs, and converted vehicles that took part in the parade after the jump, but the workhorses of the movement were the 40 (!) Toyota RAV4 EVs that participated. Imagine how many EV1s could have been there if GM hadn't crushed them.
There are two first-hand accounts of the event here and here.