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Plug In Day: New York

Mon, 09/26/2011 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/16/2011 - 5:00pm

Type of Event: Electric Tailgate Party / other

Where: Pier 54, West Street and 13th Street, Manhattan

When:Sunday, October 16th, 11am to 5pm

For more information or to RSVP please contact: Nate Pinsley,

NYC Plug-in Day, taking place on Sunday October 16th, is a celebration of the arrival of electric cars to the New York area and an answer to the immense public curiosity about the electric vehicle ecosystem that is developing in our region.

Attracted by a full showcase of electric vehicles from GM, Nissan, Smart, Mini and other manufacturers, members of the public will be invited to interact with current owners and explore the resources, products and services that are enabling fleet and private adoption in our area.

NYC Plug-in Day will take place on Pier 54, a prime 56,000 square foot location within Hudson River Park at 13th Street and in walking distance of the new High Line Park, the Meatpacking District, and Union Square. With a concerted public outreach effort leading up to the event, dozens of electric vehicles on display, and high visibility activities for kids and adults in and around Pier 54, the event seeks to maximize public interaction, awareness and excitement about electric vehicles in New York City.

NYC Plug-in Day is being produced by an independent team of local EV advocates, sponsored by the Hudson River Park Trust, but is part of a larger coordinated effort by the Sierra Club, Plug-in America, and the Electric Auto Association that will feature simultaneous events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Washington DC, and other cities across the country.

How can you participate?

1) Anyone in NYC who is interested in electric cars is invited to attend (and asked to spread the word to others who may be interested). Visit to sign up for reminders and share the event with others via Facebook and Twitter.

2) Owners of electric vehicles, whether individuals or fleets, light-duty or heavy-duty, are invited to showcase their vehicles and take part in special activities for owners at NYC Plug-in Day. Visit to sign up.

3) Public and private sector organizations in the NY-area electric vehicle ecosystem (e.g. charging infrastructure providers, government agencies, parking garages, automotive dealers, auto manufacturers, electric utilities, etc.) are invited to showcase their EV activities, resources, products, and services. Contact for more details.

4) Members of the media, political figures, graphic designers, food vendors, and many others can play a special role in NYC Plug-in Day. Contact for more information.

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Pier 54
1 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10014
United States

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