Did you know that this week, September 15-21, is National Drive Electric Week? Scottsdale is observing the event at the Scottsdale Pavilions this Saturday, September 20, 2014, with an electric car show. This is a great event for the entire family, so come out and let real owners living the electric lifestyle share their personal experiences and stories.
Scottsdale Pavilions is located at 9175 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250, just west of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway and Indian Bend exit. The car show starts at 3:00 p.m. and goes until dark with music, food, family activities and solar power displays.
U.S. plug-in vehicle sales have reached their first quarter-million mark and local organizers and sponsors, including private and public sector leaders, volunteers and corporations will be on hand to deliver the tremendous personal cost savings and environmental benefits of our future rides.
Discover the car industry’s most fuel efficient alternatives that are eliminating stops at gas stations, costly car repairs and reliance on foreign oil. Hybrids and all-electric showcased cars will include the LEAF, Focus EV, Smart-ED, BMW i3, Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model, VOLT, Prius PI and FORD Energi C-Max and other conversion kit models.
Plug In America’s recent analysis shows a fifty percent savings in the monthly cost to lease and operate an electric vehicle over a gas powered car for a typical American driver. Plug In America is a national, nonprofit organization working to reduce our Nation’s dependence on foreign and domestic oil by shifting vehicle owners and drivers to the option of electric.
A second event also taking place on Saturday will be held at Williams Field in Mesa and will have electric and hybrid vehicles that you can test drive around the ASU Polytechnic Campus. The day event will run from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will showcase electric vehicles, educate youth, and spread awareness of National Drive Electric Week.