- Jan 9, 2012
Plug In America plans educational webinar for prospective EV owners
San Francisco-based electric vehicle advocacy group Plug In America is planning a one-hour webinar later this month that the group says will answer many questions both electric-drive car owners and novices have about plug-in vehicles.
Plug In America will cover subjects such as vehicle features, single-charge range, reliability and costs related to driving electric-drive vehicles. The webinar will take place Jan. 18. Those interested in attending the webinar can register here.
Plug In America has long advocated the use of electric cars as a way to both cut greenhouse-gas emissions and reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil. The group last October helped organize the first-ever National Plug In Day, which included extremely quiet EV parades in San Francisco, Orange County, New York City and Detroit. The parade in Santa Monica, CA., was the largest, attracting more than 150 EVs and their drivers.
And in late 2010 and early 2011, the group released a handful of 30-second public service announcements that promoted EVs by spoofing Apple's "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" advertising campaign (with EVs in the Mac role and gas-powered cars as the PC). The spots, whose efforts were largely led by ex-"Baywatch" actress and Plug In America boardmember Alexandra Paul, were directed by Eric Swenson, whose visual-effects work includes "Jurassic Park" and who owns a Tesla. One of the PSAs even featured Fabio. You can watch it here.