National Drive Electric Week 2019

National Drive Electric Week, September 14-22, 2019, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

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Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, by popular demand we have expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. We expect National Drive Electric Week 2019 will again grow to include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.

Each event is led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and typically includes some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country. We are pleased to partner with the many other organizations and individuals working to bring National Drive Electric Week to communities across the country.

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Nissan continues LEAF and EV awareness through annual sponsorship

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan is supporting consumer education and support of electric vehicles as the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) for the eighth-consecutive year. The grassroots program, held the week of Sept. 14-22, includes more than 300 nationwide events presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association.

“As a global leader in EVs, we strive to help consumers understand the benefits of electric cars in their local markets,” said Aditya Jairaj, director, EV sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “Year after year, we connect with thousands of consumers at National Drive Electric Week events, showcasing the advantages of driving and owning an EV.”

Since its introduction in 2010, Nissan LEAF stands as the best selling electric vehicle of all time1. With more than 400,000 global and 140,000 U.S. sales, LEAF continues to be a favorite for electric vehicle enthusiasts.

Now in its tenth year, NDEW draws thousands of EV drivers and enthusiasts to local events across the country. With test drives, parades, news conferences and other EV announcements, the events help spark public enthusiasm for electric vehicles. Fueling sustainable driving and support by providing NDEW event kits to registered organizations nationwide, Nissan LEAF is the centerpiece of the events. Nissan will also be donating a 2019 LEAF to Plug In America for use in their fleet and events across the country.

For 2019, Nissan LEAF offers an EPA range of up to 150 miles, while the Nissan LEAF PLUS offer an EPA range of up to 226-miles.2

Both LEAF and LEAF PLUS are available with advanced driver assistance systems like ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal, along with a suite of advanced safety technologies including Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection.