Experience Electric at EV Record Attempt

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CSE’s Experience Electric – The Better Ride Campaign will be joining in during an attempt to make electric vehicle history as attendees at the 42nd Annual Silicon Valley EV Rally try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of EVs in a parade on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The event will take place at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., and is expected to draw more than 4,000 EV enthusiasts. The previous record of 438 all-electric vehicles in a parade was set in April at the Montreal EV Parade in Canada.

Experience Electric will be offering test-drives of new EVs, including the BMW i3 and Cadillac’s ELR from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with the first 300 drivers receiving a free $5 lunch voucher and souvenir sunglasses. CSE is spearheading the campaign in the Bay Area to spur consumer interest in plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles through a series of public and corporate test-drive events. The campaign is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The Silicon Valley EV Rally is only one of over 100 EV events taking place across the nation Sept. 15-21 in celebration of this year’s National Drive Electric Week. The campaign is designed to celebrate EV technology and enthusiasts, while also informing the public about the convenience, acceleration and fuel-saving benefits of switching to an EV. For more information about other events nationwide, visit www.driveelectricweek.org.

Chuck Colgan