National Drive Electric Week
Bellevue • Sep 15, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00 a.m. until noon|
Woodcreek HOA Clubhouse
14205 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Four year-old Sophia, Woodcreek's youngest plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owner/driver, made a surprise appearance at our National Drive Electric Week Celebration. She arrived to everyone's delight in her sleek black all-electric Rollplay "Audi" R8 Spyder. Sophia knew all about her PEV inside and out. It is heartening to think that she will only be using ZEVs during her entire lifetime. Her dad, a Woodcreek homeowner, drives a 2018 Nissan LEAF.
Neighbors from all around the Woodcreek HOA's 150 townhome complex along with a couple of house-guests visiting from Germany stopped by to talk with their neighbors who are already driving PEVs. Interest in PEVs was high as evidenced by the fact that people kept on talking out in the open even though the weather was cool and drizzling on and off during the 2-hour celebration. In Washington, we call drizzle, "Oregon sunshine."
Attendees were also treated to test rides in a bright red, 2018 Tesla Model 3. They were also able to experience test drives on a Lime bike-share system's electric bicycle. Both of these PEVs impressed the neighbors.
As a result of today's event, we were able to determine that residents are now driving six PEVs (not including Sophia's). This represents 3% of Woodcreek's households. There are currently four LEAFs, 3 of which are 2018s; a 2017 Bolt and one PEV conversion. Eight years ago, there was only the conversion. Several neighbors went away saying that their next car would be a PEV now that they have learned how practical they actually are.
Pat Colson, HOA President, was pleased with the event, not only because PEVs are the future, but the celebration provided an opportunity for neighbors to informally socialize with one another.
photo by: Jeff Finn
Woodcreek's youngest plug-in electric vehicle owner/driver, was a surprise participant in the HOA's National Drive Electric Week Celebration in her RollPlay 6V "Audi" R8 Spyder.
There are currently 25 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 158,895 electric miles driven.