National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Bellevue, WA
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 a.m. until noon
Location: Woodcreek HOA Clubhouse
14205 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98007
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

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.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Thank you to everyone who attended. We all had a great time and learned that EVs are actually practical for today's personal transportation needs.

Woodcreek homeowners who drive plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be gathering to celebrate the benefits of PEVs as part of National Drive Electric Week. They will be displaying their vehicles in front of the Woodcreek Clubhouse (rain or shine) and sharing their first-hand, daily PEV experiences with their neighbors.

Take a FREE test ride in a privately owned Tesla Model 3, the full-feature, reasonably priced, up to 310 mile range, mass produced, electric-only plug-in which is making news throughout the world.

  • Say farewell to Woodcreek's very own, internationally recognized EV conversion, Volt Runner which will be making one of its last appearances in the northwest prior to it being placed on permanent loan to the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, AZ.
  • See the Fiat 500e driven by Clint Eastwood which he autographed on the dashboard.

  • Visit the information table with FREE literature about PEVs which you can take home.

Everyone is welcome to join this FREE celebration. Come yourself and bring neighbors, friends and relatives to learn about the fun and practicality of using PEVs currently available at local dealerships. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 25 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Chevrolet Bolt 1
EV Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
9 Models 11

Registered attendees report 158,895 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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