Press Release: Bellingham Takes Part in National Drive Electric Week with Ride-and-Drives and Electric Car Show

logosDozens of electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will display their vehicles, offer test drives and rides, and answer questions from the public, to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars on September 13th. At least two city council members plan to attend. The event is part of the fifth-annual National Drive Electric Week.

Plug-in vehicles from Ford, Chevy, Nissan, Tesla, BMW, Mitsubishi, Honda, Kia, and other automakers will be on display by their owners and many will be available for test drives or rides. Many local businesses and non-profits will be present including Community Energy Challenge, Sierra Club, Western Solar, itek Energy, Smith Kia, and Wilson Motors, and delicious Asian fusion food will be provided by The Rickshaw. Bellingham City Council member Michael Lilliquist and Ferndale City Council member Paul Ingram are both expected to attend.

Bellingham’s event is one of more than 150 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.

WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10am – 3pm

WHERE: Western Solar, 4041 Home Rd, Bellingham, WA (off Northwest behind Mount Baker Imaging)

North Sound Electric Vehicle Association is organizing the Bellingham event. Western Solar is the local sponsor. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: https://driveelectricweek.org

For more information about Bellingham Drive Electric Week, visit: http://bit.ly/bhamevshow

 

About North Sound Electric Vehicle Association: North Sound Electric Vehicle Association is a chapter of the Electric Auto Association which works to inform the public, businesses, and governments in Northwest Washington about the benefits of electric vehicles. northsoundeva.org.

About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. It developed the world’s largest, most dedicated network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers, many of whom have driven EVs for well over a decade. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org.

About the Sierra Club: 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 Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles initiative advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut oil consumption. Sierra Club is proud to have been one of the three national groups organizing National Drive Electric Week since its inception in 2011. www.sierraclub.org/EVGuide.

About the Electric Auto Association: 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. www.electricauto.org.

 

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