SCE Plugs In to National PEV Events

Plug In America is hosting the third National Plug In day Sept. 28-29.

September 26, 2013 | By Vanessa McGrady

Twenty years ago, electric vehicle enthusiasts were a small but mighty force that advocated for policies and technologies to help further plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption. After a series of setbacks and successes, the PEV movement has finally found traction, with virtually every automaker including at least one PEV in its offerings.

To share information about the benefits of PEVs, Plug In America and other organizations are hosting the third National Plug In Day in 90 cities, including Diamond Bar and Long BeachActivities will be this weekend, Sept. 28-29, and include test drives, rallies, tailgate parties, charging-infrastructure demos, EV-readiness awards and more.


"PEVs are more fun to drive, more convenient to fuel and less expensive to operate than gasoline cars,” said Tom Saxton, Plug In America's chief science officer. “National Plug In Day is a unique opportunity for PEV drivers to join with automakers, utilities and other stakeholders to accelerate EV adoption.”

For more than two decades, Southern California Edison (SCE) has been a leading proponent of transportation electrification in the South Coast region. We are proud to join the Electric Vehicle Association of Southern California , Cal Poly Pomona and City of Diamond Bar at the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s  campus in Diamond Bar for the National Plug In Day event this Saturday.

SCE is bringing its hybrid-powered Mobile Learning Center, a traveling exhibit that teaches visitors about energy efficient technologies and ways to keep electric bills lower. The exhibit includes information about the smartest, least expensive ways to charge PEVs. 

To learn more about SCE’s work in PEVs, visit

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