Volt or Bolt, Leaf or Tesla. It hardly matters when you're counting EV sales.
National Drive Electric Week
Almost 200 events are held worldwide to celebrate the growth of the electric vehicle's popularity.
The global debut of the 2016 Nissan Leaf and the west coast Chevy Bolt EV concept debut took place at a National Drive Electric Week 2015 event in LA.
From Canada to Hong Kong, electric vehicle fans across the world will be promoting their drivetrain technology of choice starting next week.
Brian Kent is setting off on a 26,000-mile trip to drive through the 48 contiguous states and is planting a tree in each one. Along the way, he's stopping by a National Drive Electric Week celebration in Kentucky.
Oil worker John Gallagher is organizing the only National Drive Electric Week event currently scheduled in Oklahoma. The area doesn't have many EVs, so he's asking for some help.
It turns out that PIA's new executive director, Joel Levin, doesn't even drive an electric car. But he's shopping and learning right now.
National Drive Electric Week holds its celebration of electric motoring from September 12-20. With over a month to go before the event, there are 122 scheduled gatherings so far, including nine in Canada and one in Hong Kong.
Since National Plug In Day became National Drive Electric Week this year, electric-vehicle advocates, or at least the greedier ones, perhaps hoped for a sevenfold increase in attendance. Even though that didn't quite happen, the number of people who showed up to celebrate all that is electric and drives certainly surged. Some even broke a world record for good measure.
Let's be honest, with more and more electric vehicles out in the world, it's getting easier to bring more and more of them together in one spot. Still, the work that goes into convincing over 500 EV owners to show up at one place at one time should be rewarded. And, in the case of the San Francisco Bay Leafs and Electric Auto Association Silicon Valley Chapter efforts yesterday as part of this year's National Drive Electric Week celebrations in in Cupertino, CA, the reward is a new Guinness Worl