A large number of Central New York electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will gather indoors at the Drivers Village Carnegie Conference Center, to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars on September 28, 2013. The event is part of the first annual National Plug In Day in this area.

Plug-in vehicles by Nissan, General Motors, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Tesla and other automakers will be available for viewing, while you will also have the opportunity to take an electric car for a test drive. EV charging equipment and other EV related products will also be on display, with a focus on educating the public about the benefits of electric cars.

The Central New York event is one of more than 75 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, "tailpipe-free" tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations, and other public events.

WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9AM – 4PM EST

WHERE: Center Court (around the clock) at Driver's Village (formerly Penn Can Mall, near the I-481 & I-81 intersection).

ADDRESS: 5885 East Circle Drive, Cicero, NY 13039

ChargeNY is organizing the Central New York event. Drivers Village is a local sponsor. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.

For a complete list of National Plug In Day events, visit:


For more information about the Syracuse/Central New York Plug In Day, visit:



About ChargeNY:

ChargeNY is a new effort to educate the public about electric vehicles in the State of New

York. ChargeNY is working with dealers, businesses, utilities and consumers to help improve the electric

vehicle landscape by increasing awareness and making them more accessible.

About Plug In America:


In America is leading the nation’s plug-in vehicle movement. The nonprofit

organization works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to

reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.

We drive electric. You can,

too. www.pluginamerica.org.

About the Sierra Cub:

The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental

organization, with more than 2.1 million members and supporters nationwide. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil

campaign advocates for a switch to Electric Vehicles as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our

addiction to oil. For more information, visit



About the Electric Auto Association:

The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational

organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric