On Sunday, October 16, Plug In America, Electric Auto Association and Sierra Club are celebrating National Plug In Day around the country. See more details and a list of participating cities at http://www.pluginamerica.org/pluginday. A few of the relevant details are excerpted below: Plug In Day is for consumer outreach; partly through the events, but more through media attention. It is hard to believe for those of us on this forum, but most Americans have never seen an EV—yet they don't like them, because their concept of EVs is based on golf carts. Many still don’t realize they are for sale! Unlike many outreach events where an EV or two is sufficient to show off and answer questions, this event is about the numbers. We need as many highway-legal plug-in drivers as we can get in front of the media to show that EVs are available and viable. In Santa Monica, CA we are planning an EV parade. We invite highway capable plug in vehicles in the area to join us as we roll from the Civic Center down Main Street at 10am. Vehicle staging is from 8am to 9:15am, and there will be a press conference at 9:30am. Mingle with EV drivers and show off your car while showing the world plug ins are here! Please email Alexandra to join the Santa Monica parade: alexandra at pluginamerica dotorg. For drivers in the Orange County, CA area, please contact Linda Nicholes for the Tailgate without Tailpipes Meet-up and Drive-away 1-3 pm at the Orange Public Library parking lot: linda at pluginamerica dotorg. Drivers in the Seattle, WA area please contact chad at pluginamerica dotorg. We will have a meet-up and car show at Luther Burbank park on Mercer Island from noon until 3:00. In the New York area, contact nathan at purpose dotcom. Watch video of the 2009 Parade here, and see pictures here.