National Drive Electric Week celebration at Outer Banks Brewing Station on Sunday

Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, the first wind-powered microbrewery in the U.S., has an electric vehicle charging station out front. [photo courtesy PlugShare.com]

Plug-in NC and Advanced Energy will be hosting a National Drive Electric Week event at Outer Banks Brewing Station on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about electric vehicles (EVs) and EV owners are invited to attend and show off their vehicles to the public while they share their experience driving electric.

Currently, there are over 2 million electric vehicles across the United States and over 107,400 charging station outlets. Here in North Carolina, there are around 30,000 electric vehicles and over 2,200 charging station outlets.

National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 25 – Oct. 3, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of electric vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric driving. The nationwide event was started in 2011 with the idea to hold simultaneous electric vehicle events across the country.

This year’s Outer Banks event is being planned by Plug-in NC and Advanced Energy, with assistance from local organizations, electric vehicle owners and dealerships. People of all ages are encouraged to attend the event.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Outer Banks Brewing Station – 600 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Event Website: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2997