National Drive Electric Week
Sep 27, 2020
|Day:||Sunday, September 27, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10 a.m. - noon|
Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower parking lot, 6532 Phinney Ave. N
Event ReportWashington State still does not allow in-person events, so we conducted a 14-mile cruise through the neighborhoods of Seattle. We had 10 EVs, including a purple Archimoto and an orange Carman Gia conversion. The procession included a good variety of vehicles available locally, all with signs announcing the oil-free miles they have driven as well as promoting NDEW. We drew attention to our event using flashing lights and music. The starting and ending locations for the event had charging stations available for anyone who needed. The weather was beautiful!
photo by: Grace Reamer, Seattle Electric Vehicle Association
End of the Seattle EV Cruise at South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus.
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
We may not be able to gather in person during this year of pandemic restrictions, but we still can promote electric driving - by staying in our cars!
The Seattle Electric Vehicle Association will host a socially distanced EV cruise through neighborhoods in Seattle, so that residents can get a good idea of the kinds of production vehicles available as well as get inspired to convert a favorite or classic car to electric propulsion. The parade will include signage for SEVA and NDEW and will wind through diverse neighborhoods to promote equity.
The cruise will begin and end at public locations where charging stations are available. In case of wet weather, which does occur in Seattle at this time of year, participants will be able to stay dry in their cars, and residents can watch the procession from the comfort of their homes. The route has been outlined to run through residential neighborhoods and mostly side streets with less traffic and fewer traffic lights - where cars are more likely to be visible to residents.
To promote safety and health, participants are required to maintain six feet of distance and wear masks when outside of their cars at the starting and ending locations.
· Left on 43rd
· Right on Fremont Ave.
· Left on 36th
· Go past Fremont Troll
· Left on Meridian
· Right on 40th
· Stay left at the Y
· Right on University and go over bridge
· Left on Fuhrman
· Right on 24th
· Left on Galer
· Right on 25th
· Left on Horton
· Right on 28th
· Straight across Madison onto MLK
· Right on McClellan
· Left on 15th
· Right on Lucile
· Straight across Michigan onto Corson
· Right into Seattle Central College Georgetown Campus parking lot
There are currently 17 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 133,312 electric miles driven.