Throughout the weekend of September 28 - 29, 2013, events across the US and other countries will celebrate the third annual National Plug In Day.
The event is tailored to heighten awareness of plug-in vehicles and demonstrate the benefits of all-electric and hybrid-electric transportation.
Several cities and organizations in East Tennessee have planned events.
- East Tennessee Clean Fuels is hosting an event today from 4-7 p.m. on Market Street and parts of Market Square. Nissan LEAFs and Chevy Volts will be available and organizers hope to have other EVs as well. See photos from the group's 2012 event on their flickr.
- The University of Tennessee will host an event 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in front of Gate 21 at Neyland Stadium. Several UT electric vehicles including a Chevy Volt, an NEV GEM and several E-bikes that are part of the campus' E-Bike Sharing Program will be on display. Information about the university's EcoCAR2 program, which seeks to build a plug-in hybrid fueled with E85, will be available.
- The Townsend Visitor's Center will showcase alternative fuel vehicles during the Townsend Fall Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.
- Chattanooga's Plug In Day will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chattanooga Market. The event will move at 1 p.m. to offer test ridges and drives to the public.