WHAT: Dozens of New Port Richey area electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will be celebrating National Drive Electric Week with an Electric Tailgate Party on September 8th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Sims Park/Gloria Swanson Parking lot. Everyone is invited to join in celebrating over a quarter of a million electric miles driven, view electric vehicles, including electric bikes and to highlight the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric cars. The event is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.
Plug-in vehicles by Nissan and other automakers may be available for test ride-and-drives, and EV chargers and products will be on display.
New Port Richey’s event is one of more than 280 across the country (and around the world) where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.
WHEN: SATURDAY September 8th, 2018
WHERE: Sims Park/Gloria Swanson Parking Lot Downtown New Port Richey
The City of New Port Richey is organizing the Electric Vehicle Tailgate Party with Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association as national organizers. The Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive national automotive sponsor.
For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit:driveelectricweek.org
About Plug In America: Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. We drive electric. You can too. pluginamerica.org
About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles initiative advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut oil consumption. Sierra Club is proud to have been one of the three national groups organizing National Drive Electric Week since its inception in 2011. www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide.
About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org.