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Event Registration Summary
- 98 events in 97 cities
- 4 countries
- 34 US states
- 1 Canadian provinces
- 5,818 registered attendees
- 2,295 registered vehicles
Registered Attendees By Event
Registered Vehicles By Type
|Make and Model
|Tesla Model S
|Ford Focus Electric
|Toyota Plug-in Prius
|Ford C-MAX Energi
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)
|Ford Fusion Energi
|Honda Fit EV
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Chevy Spark EV
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)
|Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003)
|Vectrix Electric Scooter
|Wheego Whip LiFe
|Honda Accord Plug-In
|Ford Transit Connect Electric
|AC Propulsion tzero
|Make and Model
See also Registered Vehicles by Automaker
|NPID-2013 Proclamation signed by Mayor Tommy Battle prior to the event (Sep/26). See related news for more details: http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2013/09/huntsville_electric_vehicle_dr.html
|We have a great EVents with hundreds of people. I was at the Scottsdale Pavilions, site of the longest running outdoor car show. There were 52 plugins with 6 Tesla S, 3 Roadsters, 17 LEAF, 7 Focus,2 New RAV4 ,8 Conversions,6 VOLTS and 1 ELF Human-Hybrid vehicles. We also had 2 Solar Lotus dual axis tracking 1.1 Kw arrays. The Tesla S stole the show. The general public had never seen the car in person.
|Diamond Bar, CA
|Hosted By South Coast Air Quality Management District, first time at new inland venue. 448,893 oil free miles, Symposium Speakers: Lisa Mirisola- Science and Technology Advancement Program Supervisor SCAQMD, Wally Rippel-1969 first national EV race winner(MIT & Cal Tech) AC Propulsion, Rev. Gadget-Left Coast Electric, Stefano Paris- X prize winning team member Plug In America, Sierra Club and EAA had booths. In addition there were 16 other community and related industry booths including the Cal Poly Solar Boat and Team, The Edison Mobile Smart Energy experience( big rig truck with Trailer set up like a house to walk through and see and experience efficient home and appliance practices. Representation from Nissan, Smart, and Chevrolet Dealers. EV parade and test drives.
|Over a dozen dealership provided EVs racked up 300 test drives traveling over 700 miles. These were joined by 50 private EVs and owners sharing their personal experience driving electric. Face painting, sparkle body art, science demonstrations, coloring books and a SMUD RAV4 EV for writing and drawing on, provided activities for kids while parents test drove vehicles and gathered information. A dozen groups participated providing information on charging via solar, clean air, college automotive programs, car conversions, workplace charging, utility rates and general EV information. The UC Davis EV Formula Race car team joined in showing their race car. Two Amazon Kindles were awarded along with two Clipper Creek donated EVSEs. SMUD and CarCharging provided electricity to power the EVent, while the Sacramento clean air district help feed the volunteers.
|This is Fresno we're talking about. The fact that 17 EV owners in the entire Valley showed up is absolutely amazing and record-setting. It's good enough for our entire 100-mile area's first event!
|Long Beach, CA
|THe day started with a skype chat with the NPID crowd in Amsterdam, followed by a press conference and dedication of the new Adopt a Charger at the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. Present at ribbon cutting were; Ed Begley, Jr., Paul Scott from Plug in America, Kitty Adams from Adopt a Charger, EV Advocate Chelsea Sexton, and Paul Polizzotto from CBS EcoMedia, and Chancellor Tim White from Cal State University. Vice-Mayor Robert Garcia presented a proclamation naming 9/28 National Plug in Day in the City of Long Beach in honor of long time EV Advocate, Doug Korthof. Lisa Rosen and William Korthof accepted the award in Doug’s honor. Our event had 692 attendees, and close to 500 people took a test drive in a plug in car, electric motorcycle, or electric bicycle. The CSU Chancellor’s Office lot was filled with 242 plug in cars of all makes and models.
|Mel Mitchell from the Porter Ranch Neighborhood council council was present. He went on a test ride in our Tesla Model S
|Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez and VCAPCD Board Chair, VCAPCD Executive Officer Mike Villegas, and Amisha DeYoung-Dominguez (State Assemblyman Das Williams rep).
|Palm Desert, CA
|Thanks to everybody. It is truly inspiring. The future is bright. :-)
|San Diego, CA
|San Diego’s National Plug In Day was a huge success with more than 750 people gathered at the largest electric vehicle celebration in San Diego history. Some 175 EV owners brought their vehicles and attendees took more than 650 ride and drives. The event had huge support from the Plug In 2013 Conference and Exposition held in San Diego, Nissan North America, Chevrolet, San Diego Gas & Electric and the California Center for Sustainable Energy. People lined up to test drive 22 different EVs including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Toyota RAV4 EV, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford CMax Energi, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e GEM E2 and GEM E4. Attendees also rode along in two luxury models, the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S. There were 21 companies and organizations with display booths as well. The event opened with a proclamation from City Councilmember Mark Kersey, naming it National Plug In Day in San Diego.
|San Rafael, CA
|The event was very successful. The vehicles at the event included Tesla Model S, Tesla Roadster, Fiat 500 electric, smart electric drive, Nissan LEAF, Ford Focus EV, Ford Plug In hybrid, Coda, Fisker Karma, 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV, Via Plug In Hybrid Trucks, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV. Pontiac Fiero EV conversion, Honda Fit EV, Plug In Prius, Zero electric motorcycles, and Brammo electric motorcycles. Charging stations from Schneider Electric were on display and charging station information was distributed by NRG eVgo. Information about residential solar systems for EV charging was provided by Luminalt. Information on special electricity rates for charging EVs was distributed by PG&E and Marin Energy Authority. Cool The Earth provided information on its programs to promote electric vehicles to families with children in elementary schools. Damon Connolly, San Rafael City Council member presented a Plug In Day proclamation.
|Santa Cruz, CA
|Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold spoke at a brief program and shared his experience with his family's Nissan Leaf, the County's commitment to expanding EV charging stations, and the importance of plug in vehicles to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He also awarded 30 Recognition Certificates to people and organizations for their contributions to the region's plug-in vehicle readiness. Also attending were: Richard Stedman, head of the Monterey Bay Region Air Pollution Control District, general managers of Salinas Toyota and Chevrolet of Watsonville dealerships, 3 local solar companies and a solar array to provide power. We also had a NTS Works' Electric Cargo Bike for test drives - a new product from Neal and Lisa Saiki. Staff of Life Natural Food Market hosted the event in their parking lot.
|Colorado Springs, CO
|Sarah Martin, Executive Director of Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition, Ian Johnson, Sustainability Coordinator of Colorado College, Zero Electric Motorcycles, David & Darcy Hurlbert (private owners Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt), Dr. Dax (private owner Tesla Roadster)
|The event was well attended and publicized. Here's a partial list of press. Speakers included: Natalia Swalnick - Director of Environmental Health, American Lung Association Damian Herd- Electric Vehicle Business Development Manager- Nissan North America Michael McReynolds - Policy, Outreach, and Emerging Markets Manager - Colorado Energy Office Jerry Tinianow - Chief Sustainability Officer - City and County of Denver Mike Nelson - Chief Meteorologist, Channel 7 (ABC), Denver National Plug In Day at South High Saturday http://www.examiner.com/article/national-plug-day-at-south-high-saturday National Plug In Day is a Chance to Drive the Latest Technology http://carnewscafe.com/2013/09/national-plug-day-chance-drive-latest-technology/ Sneak Preview of This Weekend’s National Plug In Day http://www.futurecars.com/news/electric/sneak-preview-of-this-weekends-national-plug-in-day https://www.facebook.com/MikeNelson7NEWS
|New Britain, CT
|Central Connecticut State Univesity (Host Site) Chief Administration Officer, Dr. Richard Bachoo, provided the opening remarks and announced that CCSU would be the recipient of a new Nissan Level 3 Charger for the campus. This will be the first CHAdeMO Quick DC Charging station in Connecticut (possibly in New England)! (We have pictures of Dr. Bachoo standing next to a Tesla Model S and, later, speaking). Connecticut Governor Malloy released a public statement/proclamation announcing Sept 29th in Connecticut as National Plug In Day!
|Note: The reason for the high number of participants (~300) is that the event held at another event, Positively Pomfret Day, so there were hundreds of people that saw the vehicles and heard me speak over the PA system (the State of CT Governor's Proclamation)
|Charlie Garlow, EVA/DC President; Gwen Jones from the National Staff of the Sierra Club; Mark Czajka, Director of MD Volt Inc. gave brief presentations. Jean E. Gough, Nissan North America, Inc., EV Business Development Manager, Northeast Region coordinated Nissan LEAF ride & drives with local dealers. The Capitol Hillbillies performed throughout the day to attract attention to the event on 3rd St. Total Oil Free Miles: 253,247
|City of Sarasota Mayor Shannon Snyder Chair of the Sarasota County Commission Carolyn Mason Both read their respective proclamations for National Plug In Day
|Temple Terrace, FL
|The Mayor of Temple Terrace, Frank Chillura, and members of the Temple Terrace City Council opened the Event by issuing a proclamation making Sept. 28th "Temple Terrace National Plug In Day". Representatives from several organizations promoting sustainable living in the Tampa Bay region also spoke including Steve Reiche representing the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition and the University of South Florida Patel College for Global Sustainability with Britten Cleveland representing the Sierra Club. The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Commission set up displays informing attendees of the various ways they could live more sustainably including using public transportation more frequently and supporting the efforts for a major expansion of our transit system in the Tampa Bay region.
|Clark Howard came to talk about his Tesla Model S. He was surrounded by a crowd for most of the 4-hour event, as were all the Tesla owners. There was lots of traffic for the other EVs as well. We had a variety of new production plug-ins plus some older models like the original Rav4 EV and the Sparrow. We also had conversion projects. The location in a downtown shopping mall was a bit tight, so we had a secondary location at a Charging Spot in the Mall Parking lot. A DC fast charger donated by Nissan has been installed here but recent rains prevented energizing it in time for the event. The Tesla Sales Center ran Test Drives throughout the afternoon.
|While we didn't have any famous people that I know of, we had many people who were very enthusiastic about getting away from oil!
|Brian Schatz sent a representative with a letter of support from Brian. Margaret Willie (County Representative) was there. Will Roltson (Hawaii County Energy Czar) sent a Volt and representative. We had a large turnout of guest and owners. About a dozen LEAFs and as many Volts, one Tesla and sveral conversions! Very entusiastic participants. Many curious guest who were very interested in switching to electric. Many guests signed up to our local EV association. A very successful event! Thank you to all who participated. The local cable channel did many interviews which will be broadcast locally. Doug
|THis was a great event as The FVEAA rally and ride-n-drive event was held at the city-owned car test track in Naperville IL, about 30 miles west of Chicago. This is the only city-owned test track in the nation where car dealers take prospective buyers to test vehicles on a closed circuit track complete with wet brake skid test area, acceleration lane, rocky hill climb, as well as various smooth and rough terrains to provide drivers and passengers a feel for vehicle performance. The day was a complete success with roughly 70 test drives of electric vehicles, and s display of 26 electric cars and trucks
|Carmel Indiana Mayor Brainard spoke at our event.
|South Bend, IN
|Lots of great discussion and excitement at the event. No notable politicians but a beautiful day.
|Kansas City, KS
|Speakers: Bill McKibben and Robert F Kennedy Jr.
|State Representative Vinny deMacedo Plymouth Selectman Matt Muratore (Chair) Plymouth Selectman Anthony F. Provenzano Jr
|It was a beautiful Sunday in Annapolis Maryland and we were at the city dock. We had a great turnout of both EV cars and people who were sightseeing in Annapolis as well as those who came specifically to see the EV event. Everyone thought it was a successful event. We didn't count attendees but it was at least 100 over the course of six hours. There were no notables just ordinary people enjoying the day and curious to learn more about EV's and plug in EV's. We had four Volts, two Fusion Plug in's and two Tesla's over the course of the day in addition to Leafs, Think City, Honda FIT EV, and custom conversions.
|College Park, MD
|College Park Mayor Andy Fellows. 276,400 Oil-Free Miles
|Our National Plug In Day event at Eaton Corporation included notable presentations about experience with electric vehicles from DC Water, Eaton Corporation, AutoFlex AFV, Smithsonian Institution, and others. We had individuals from the public and EV groups, along with fleet managers and OEM representatives, attend our event.Thank you for such a wonderful event.
|MOM's Organic Markets sponsored a cookout for EV drivers, guests and the public. They were great hosts. We had 25 different electric vehicles: 10 Volts 5 Leafs 2 Ford Fusion Energi 2 Ford Focus EV 1 Tesla S 1 Fisker Karma 1 iMiev 1 Smart EV 1 Zero Motorcycle 1 Ford Cmax Additional reports and photos: http://www.meetup.com/MDVolt/events/132329162/ Event Statistics: 25 Plug In Vehicles, 40 EV Drivers and guests; 270,494 Oil free Miles
|Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson presented us with a Proclamation declaring Saturday, September 28th as National Plug In Day. MD Volt Inc. presented MOM's Organic Market with the "Best Place to Plug In" award. 137506 Oil Free Miles (13 EV owners; 1 undocumented); 4 dealers not counted
|All the people who attended Maine's first National Plug In Day were notable! It was my pleasure to organize this event as a City Captain for Plug In America. Regards, Marc
|Ann Arbor, MI
|Ann Arbor event had 20 cars including Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, Prius Plug In, Porsche 911 EV Conversion and Pick-Up Trucks EV conversion. Ann Arbor Nissan was our featured dealership. Sunventrix showcased benefits of harvesting solar energy to visitors. ClipperCreek displayed various charging units. Motors City Motors showcased Porsche 911 EV conversion. Copper Development Association and CooperTalk covered the event, interviewed owners and participants. The event attracted steady traffic and visitors familiarized themselves with various EVs, whereas some visitors came with the knowledge and were interested in seeing the vehicle in person and were interested to know real world experience before final purchase. Test-rides and Test-drives were given to interested buyers. Owners shared their ownership experience.
|Saline event had 15 cars including Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Prius Plug In, Think City, Austin Healey EV Conversion and Fiat Bertone EV conversion. Nissan North America participated in this event and informed visitors about their excellent EV offering, 2013 Nissan LEAF. Ann Arbor Nissan was our featured dealership. ClipperCreek displayed various charging units. Motors City Motors showcased another unique EV conversion, this time 1969 Austin Healey. The event was part of Saline Oktoberfest and attracted large number of visitors. Visitors familiarized themselves with various EVs, whereas some visitors came with the knowledge and were interested in seeing the vehicle in person and were interested to know real world experience before final purchase. Owners shared their EV ownership experience over fine Michigan beer. There was lot to do for owners here with Oktoberfest and everyone enjoyed their time. The event was a huge success.
|St Paul, MN
|We unfortunately had a pretty poor weather at our event (rainy and windy) so that watered the attendance down a lot.
|We had 300-400 people stop by to talk with us about our Tesla Model S. Very positive reaction from the crowd at Oktoberfest. It was a great day.
|Test rides were on the Segways, which pleased the crowd. Governor Hassan proclaimed Oct 5 to be NH Plug In Day. WMUR TV was there and did a quick spot on the evening news. Hoards drawn in by the Farmers Market on this warm overcast fall day couldnt resist checking out the Teslas, which led them down the line of plug in vehicles. about 6 dealerships participated in this event, along with a dozen enthusiasts enjoying the crowd's excitement.
|We were joined by the Mayor of Frenchtown NJ, Warren Cooper, who toured the entire display and talked to the owner-drivers. More than a hundred other attendees of the Frenchtown Green Fair visited, and next year the organizers want to feature the plug-in vehicle display more prominently so we get more foot traffic (700-1000 folks were at the Fair! The drivers had a wonderful time talking to each other and to the interested public. Very grateful for the tremendous success of our inaugural National Plugin Day event and look forward to repeating next year!
|Local Politicians attended.
|Owners let guests crawl all around their cars, though. Everybody (15-20 cars) did "sit-inside-and-talks," especially because of the weather! Cars: Think City, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius Plugin, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Honda Fit EV, Smart Electric Drive, Ford Focus Electric, Toyota Yaris 150+ mile lithium conversion. Ben and Jerry's dished up 100 ice cream cones: Sponsored by Portland General Electric. Hot Lips Pizza served their Real Fruit locally made Soda out of the back of their Think City. Car2Go was offering free signups. Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) handed out T-Shirts and people wearing them got first in line privileges at Ben and Jerry's.
|Congressman Chaka Fattah, Musician Rick Denzien, Debra Lee, and Michael Ronstadt; Global Climate Presenter Richard Whiteford
|These numbers of ride/drives are estimated as are total number of people including EV drivers, their family members, other people who registered to visit the event, and visitors who just showed up on their own due to the notice in the paper, and on local radio.
|Johnson City, TN
|The college president came by and learned alot about EVs! The campus has 1 DCFC and several L2s coming soon so this was a needed event. Probably talked to over 60 people during the several hour event, most of which were great, in-depth conversations. Also had press coverage by the East Tennessean, ETSU's campus newspaper. We also had campus photographers on-site.
|No celebrities just a bunch of nice people learning about several different types of EVs, including the PHEV/FFV that the UTK EcoCAR2 team is building for the EcoCAR2 nationwide competition that is currently in its 3rd year! We could NOT do ride-n-drives because we were setup so close to Neyland Stadium in a confined (and heavily guarded) area.
|No celebs but reached a solid number of people (at least 200 with in-depth conversations). Wide variety of EVs from Teslas, Leafs and Volts to GEMs, E-bikes and regional conversions.
|We couldn't give test drives because of our location (on grass in front of cafeteria). College President came by and talked to us for a short time, and he is NOT an EV advocate (we got lucky to make the gig work at all). Good connections and discussions with a number of interested students and faculty!
|Today's event was a BIG success! We had a Fedex VP of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability as keynote speaker, 13 EV owners brought cars and more spectators than we expected. Paul Young with Sustainable Shelby and Lora Jobe from Senator Lamar Alexander's office were in attendance. As the EVs showed up at the Central Library it attracted so much attention we decided to drop the parade and left the EVs in the display area, parked in circular fashion around a beach canopy and helium balloons. The t-shirts from TDEC were a hit. Of interest to attendees was one speaker's home solar system, allowing him to earn enough revenue from selling his power to the utility to provide for all his EVs fuels needs+. Several EV owners took passengers for rides. 2 local TV stations taped interviews. We had 100 people in attendance, 29 registered online. 2 Teslas, a Mitsubishi, 2 Volts, an ATV, an electric bicycle, 8 Leafs and a Prius. 33 people signed up for an EV Club in Shelby County.
|Several local officials came to the Townsend NPID!: - Michael Talley – Mayor of Townsend, >>> the Most EV Friendly City on Earth <<< - Bryan Daniels – President of Blount County Partnership - Tami Vater – Director of Tourism Blount County Tennessee - Kathy Delozier – Director of Special Events Blount County Tennessee
|The plug-in event was part of the larger Renewable Roundup and Green Living fair held in Fredericksburg in the Texas hill country. In addition to an excellent panel with experts from solar, EV owners, incentive providers and those providing EV charging stations, the event led to some good news for EV drivers: a local flower shop owner with a shop on the main street agreed to put a charging station at the parking space in front of her store. In addition, others present made verbal commitment to put charging stations in Junction, Mason and at the Observatory in the Davis Mountains. Thus, if all these verbal commitments occur, a Tesla driver could go from San Antonio or Austin all the way to West Texas with charging stations within 150 miles.. Stay tuned for more info!
|Salt Lake City
|Absolutely Amazing! Mike Lookinland (AKA Bobby Brady from the Brady Bunch) had a Very Passionate Speech about Electric Vehicles. He said "I would drive Electric even if Gas was Free!". Ingrid Griffee of Utah Moms for Clean Air Spoke about the Future. Carl Clark, a Local DIY EV Pioneer told us about the Past and Future of the EV. I can't believe how many Vehicles showed up. ZERO Motorcycles, Pedego and Blue Monkey Bicycles, a Solar Trike. Wow!
|This event was done in conjunction with the international festival in Harrisonburg. We had a significant number of people that came by as foot traffic to review electric vehicles all day.
|Fairfax County Supervisor John Faust presented the county proclamation of Plug-In Day. Robert, new manager of the MOM's Organic Market in Herndon accepted a plaque from MD Volt and the EVA/DC in thanks for their efforts to help the electric vehicle community. 528699 oil free miles
|In addition to a nice selection of EV's, we enjoyed live music, great BBQ and craft brews from Bad Wolf Brewing.
|Portsmouth City Officials: Mayor Kenneth I. Wright City Council Member William E. Moody, Jr. City Council Member Elizabeth Psimas Economic Development Authority Chair Aaron Kelley Transportation Planner Susan Wilson Media: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot Transportation Report Dave Forster
|Notable people: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, a representative from the Ministry of Quebec, Department of Public Service Deputy Commissioner Darren Springer, Director of Transportation VEIC Karen Glitman, State Treasurer Beth Pearce, and state Rep. Diane Lanpher were on hand for the event. Two new initiatives to support electric vehicles in Vermont were announced at the event: The first initiative expands the State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan program administered by the Vermont Economic Development Agency (VEDA). The second initiative, developed by the Agency of Natural Resources and administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, provides financial resources for electric vehicle charging stations in all of Vermont’s designated downtowns.
|Brendan Jones, Director of EV Infrastructure Strategy & Execution, Nissan North America Chad Schwitters, Vice President, Plug In America Steven Lough, President, Seattle Electric Vehicle Association
|We had the Mayor of the city of Richland, WA give a short introduction and kick-off speech. The event was attended by 25 people and there were 5 EVs present. The chapter president summarized the National Plug In Day event and showed pictures from previous year's events. Afterwards, he gave a presentation about EV charging, using pictures and the mathematics of L1, L2 and DCQC options. While the turnout was smaller than the August meeting, the event was still a success and was covered by the local newspaper and television stations. Two reporters were in attendance and several EV owners were interviewed. After the presentations, everyone moved outside and spent about 30 minutes asking/answering questions in front of the library next to the EVs. Finally, the remaining EV owners formed a short parade though downtown Richland.
|Rain, wind and a dismal forecast resulted in disappointingly low public participation. We had one each, Volt, Leaf, C-Max Energi, MiEV and two Model S on display and providing rides or drives. We concluded that the Wenatchee Convention Center was a good venue because it highlighted the six L2/L3 charging opportunities in Wenatchee but that it did not have adequate public exposure. Next year we will pick a more actively public venue.
|Read Mayor's Proclamation of plug in day.
|On Saturday September 28 dozens celebrated National Plug In Day with the Sierra Club at Marshall Auto Body in Waukesha, Wisconsin. We presented clean transportation awards to Marshall Auto Body for being an electric charging site and investing in solar, to Electricharge Mobility for selling EV charging stations, and the Milwaukee Office of Sustainability for installing charging stations and promoting transit, biking and walking. Following awards, attendees viewed a wide array of EVs and hybrids, including the Tesla Model S, the Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf, the Honda Civic Hybrid, & the Honda Insight. In addition, participants test drove the Tesla or electric Zero or Brammo motorcycles.