National Drive Electric Week - Yakima
|Day:||Friday, September 14, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||5 P.M. to 8 P.M.|
Leading Force Energy and Design Center
17 N. 3rd Street, Suite #101
Yakima, WA 98901
The highlight this year was Cecil who brought a mini-electric Bus, Fire Engine, and Army vehicle for the children to ride. Our event featured a few Volts, a couple of Leafs, a Tesla, a Honda, and a Fiat. Cars were lined up and owners talked about the features of their particular vehicle and a few gave rides. Those who chose to take a ride commented on the quietness of the ride. Gary Nystadt [a Leading Force Partner representing Ellensburg Solar], drove the Fiat commenting it had some get up and go! Unfortunately, there was no support from local dealerships, even after personal calls and visits. A BIG THANK YOU National Nissan! Everyone loved the donated items, especially the kids in attendance! We are looking at doing something different next year, especially after learning there are over 200 EV registered cars in Yakima County.
photo by: Cindy Simmons: Leading Force Energy and Design Center
THANK YOU! National Nissan for providing the great advertising signs, banners, back packs, mini fans, and water bottles. We had a small turnout, but lots of great comradery and good times with those in attendance and those who stopped by to check out the event. This is just some of our crew to commemorate the evening: Front Row: Rico’s brother__, Lane Pride, Julie, and Dave Geho [Valley Web Systems]. Back Row: Margaret Luera [Washington Federal]; Salvador [Leading Force] and son Nicholas; Gary [Ellensburg Solar] ; Rico De la Combe [family had to leave early & not pictured]; Lane’s son ___; David Gee; Cecil Aston; Sally and Warren Rose, and _______.
There are currently 12 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 155,500 electric miles driven.