On September 12-20, 2015, we will celebrate the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week. To many, plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are a foreign concept wrapped in myth and mystery. Although we’ve made tremendous progress since 2011, with over 310,000 electric vehicles sold, most people have never driven an EV or even heard of the many benefits of driving electric, best exemplified by the Model S topping the Consumer Reports customer satisfaction index two years running. Electric vehicles are facing many challenges in 2015. States are dropping EV incentives, imposing EV taxes, and banning Tesla from selling cars directly to customers. Stories in the media depict EVs sales as dropping even when they are at historical highs. We believe the best way for people to learn what’s real about EVs is to hear it from owners, which is the basis for National Drive Electric Week. For the past four years, we have helped EV owners organize events across the country to raise awareness of the many advantages of driving electric. Last year, events across the country and beyond included vehicle expos, test drives, speakers and city proclamations. We reached over 95,000 people. Thanks to dedicated Tesla owners, 109 of those events featured a total of 543 Tesla vehicles. Atlanta, GA. Photo by Dean Miller More event organizers and volunteers means we’ll reach even more people. If you share our conviction that we want to switch away from gasoline to plug-in electric vehicles for the environmental, economic and national security benefits, and would like to share your positive experience with driving electric, please join us. Take a look at the events map. If there’s an event near you, volunteer to help. If not, please consider organizing an event. Event map as of April 26, 2015 We always have a great time hanging out with other EV owners and sharing our experience with the public. Join us to share in the fun.