The official Guinness World record for most all electric vehicles in a parade has been set today at 507 vehicles during National Drive Electric Week at an event in Cupertino, California.

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Given the fact the Guinness people where in attendance, and festivities set up to celebrate, this new record was expected to be a shoe-in, but it turned out a little closer than expected - as the previous mark was 481 vehicles (Stuttgart, Germany earlier this year).

The number could have been a little higher, but this event was for 100% electric vehicles and some disqualifications were made during the event for also having alternative powertrains (gas, pedal, etc), while some others failed to complete the planned route.

The ride was part of the 42nd Annual Silicon Valley Electric Vehicle Rally, the event was billed as the "nation’s largest electric vehicle event during National Drive Electric Week"

Still, 507 is a pretty great turnout, and shows that EV adoption in the United States and around the world continues to soar.

Congrats to the San Francisco Bay LEAFs, Electric Automobile Association Silicon Valley and all that were involved in making the event a success.

Below: Nissan-made video of the event...with a focus on the LEAF of course.  Special bonus: check out the Mitsu i-MiEV Citroen C-Zero (or at least the badging) at the 2:16 mark (hat tip to offib):

Stella Kicks Off The Silicon Valley EV Parade! - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Stella Kicks Off The Silicon Valley EV Parade! - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

This MINI E Closes The Parade - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

This MINI E Closes The Parade - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Aerial Shot Of The Parade Gathering via Zan Dubin Scott - Image Credit Frank Mokaya (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Aerial Shot Of The Parade Gathering via Zan Dubin Scott - Image Credit Frank Mokaya (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Another Look At The EV Gathering (Image Credit Frank Mokaya via George B) (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Another Look At The EV Gathering (Image Credit Frank Mokaya via George B) (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Getting Ready To Go! - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Getting Ready To Go! - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

The Soon To Be Released (for US) Kia Soul EV Enters The Parade -Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

The Soon To Be Released (for US) Kia Soul EV Enters The Parade -Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

While Some

While Some "Extinct" EVs Also Came To Play (Th!nk) - Image Credit Maddi Hausmann (EAASV,SF Bay LEAFs)

Pics/video via: NDEW, EAASV, SF Bay LEAFs, Zan Dubin Scott, Shirish Jamthe on YouTube, hat tip to George B!