Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles to begin her series of reports for this, NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK, 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.
Officials with Plug-In America say electric vehicles 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. Today, Gayle learned about the electric vehicles manufactured by BMW at Nick Alexander BMW, 6333 South Alameda Street, downtown Los Angeles, CA 90001, 855 349 4988, alexanderbmw.com
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, event organizers have expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing they want all of us to do: drive electric.
Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country.
There are NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK events happening all week around the country and the world. In Los Angeles, we can visit and volunteer:
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Experience the excitement of driving a range of EVs
•Get an up-close look at the next-generation Nissan LEAF® at one of its first public appearances
•Talk to EV owners who already have made the switch
•Learn about the "Charge Up L.A." rebate program for home and workplace charging infrastructure
•Discover BlueLA, an all-electric car sharing service coming to Los Angeles
•Find out more about EV federal and state incentives and solar power
•Bring the family to enjoy kids' activities, food trucks, vendors, EV displays and lots of fun!
*The first 600 test drivers get FREE coupons for food from participating food trucks
*Valid driver license is required to test drive vehicles
If you already own an electric vehicle, you’re invited to come put your car on display in the EV Tailgate Community, where you can talk with other EV owners and drivers who want to find out about what it's like to own an EV.
To find a NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK event near YOU, please check the website: driveelectricweek.org
National Drive Electric Week 2017
Now through September 17th
Have a GREAT day!