National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Seattle, WA
Sep 28, 2013

Day: Saturday, September 28, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1 - 5pm
Location: Nissan of the Eastside
11815 NE 8th Street
Seattle, WA 98005
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2013.

Event Report

Brendan Jones, Director of EV Infrastructure Strategy & Execution, Nissan North America
Chad Schwitters, Vice President, Plug In America
Steven Lough, President, Seattle Electric Vehicle Association

photo by: Tom Saxton, Plug In America
Incredible turnout for Bellevue, WA, National Plug In Day event, despite wind and rain.

Event Description


Nissan of the Eastside is our local sponsor hosting the event. They are the #1 volume Leaf dealer in the nation. They will clear off their roof, which has room for about 100 cars, and also let us park in an adjoining lot. They will provide a catered lunch, with gluten-free and vegan options. They have a CHAdeMO quick charger.

Torklift Central is also a sponsor; they will be providing dessert and a prize.

All plug-in vehicles are welcome! (This is not a Nissan event; nor is it a sales event - sales people will remain downstairs. It is for all plug-in vehicle drivers to celebrate and chat with potential owners.)

Non-owners who are curious about the cars are welcome too - what better place to talk to owners, learn about the cars, and not get sales pressure.

There will be a couple of very brief speeches at 3pm, and a few awards to local drivers.

Some owners living up North are organizing a caravan to the event that will start with coffee and donuts in Everett. You can register for that pre-event here:

Map of the site. Plug-in vehicles take the ramp up to the roof, or valet at the service department. Gas cars, you are welcome to attend - but please park elsewhere to leave room for the plug-in vehicles as the roof is likely to be very full.

Short test drive route (1.6 miles, 5 minutes, no freeway, all right turns):

Long test drive route (3 miles, 8 minutes, one left turn - includes freeway onramp):

Let everyone know you are attending by sharing this event on Facebook with the link below. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 236 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 70
Tesla Model S 18
Other 9
Tesla Roadster 6
Chevrolet Volt 3
Ford Focus Electric 3
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 3
Zero Motorcycle 2
Brammo 1
CODA Sedan 1
Current Motor 1
Fisker Karma 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
VIA Motors 1
19 Models 125

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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