National Drive Electric Week

Posted on by Isabelle Brown

The week of September 25th-October 3rd is going to be electrifying! It’s Drive Electric Week, where we raise awareness nationwide of the many benefits of electric and hybrid vehicles. We’re answering two frequently asked questions about electrification that you may be asking to celebrate this week, and just for your general knowledge on going electric.   

Why Should We Care About Electrification? 

Electrifying your commute is not only good for the environment, but also our nation’s economy and your own quality of life. Skipping the pump and going with an electric car is a convenient option that takes less time and money for the average American. With rapidly growing options to charge your EV, you can even use overnight charging at your own home. According to goelectric.org, “if you’re like the majority of Americans and drive less than 40 miles a day, it should cost $1 to $1.50 a day to charge your vehicle overnight.”  

Looking at the big picture, electricity being domestically produced gives drivers the choice of spending their transportation money on US energy. Electric vehicles are helping to grow America’s economy in other ways too, in the form of creating jobs in the development and technology departments that are emerging in our transportation sector thanks to electrification.  

I Don’t Drive an EV. How Can I Take Part? 

All over the United States, there are both in-person and virtual events to attend. In California, you can sign up to learn all about the money-saving incentives to going green and driving electric at a virtual webinar presented by Plug In America. Information about rebates to lower the price of a pre-owned or new EV is available at the click of a button. Check out this events list on the Drive Electric Week official website to see what you can find in your area! 

Electrifying the World 

When electricity was changing the world in the late 1800s, Thomas Edison said, “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” We hope to see this same energy shifting toward transportation until everyone has global access to affordable EVs and electric public transit. As it stands, we are moving in the right direction. Cheers to upward progress in the transportation sector, and happy National Drive Electric Week!