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Destin Celebrates National Drive Electric Week

On September 15, Destin will host one of more than 280 events around the country celebrating the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.

Electric vehicle (EV) owners and their neighbors will gather at Destin Commons, located at 4100 Legendary Drive, to hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events. They’ll also be on hand to describe what it’s like to “kick gas” in Northwest Florida, and to highlight the clean-air benefits and cost savings of electric cars.

The Destin event is being organized by JuicedCar and Gulf Power; the national automotive sponsor is the Nissan Leaf, and the national organizers are Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. 

Plug In America is a nonprofit, independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. It provides practical, objective information collected from a coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization, with more than 2.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. 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 vehicles. 

For more information about the Destin Drive Electric Week, visit

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