National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Yakima, WA
Sep 22, 2019

Day: Sunday, September 22, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am-1pm
Location: Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market
South Third St & Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Leading Force Energy & Design Center partnered with the Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market for the 4th annual Drive Electric Week in Yakima, WA.  There were 9 drivers who attended from Tri-Cities, Spokane and Yakima, WA, which included a vehicle with FORCE, a Pacific Power sponsored organization focusing on education on advance electric, shared and smart transportation; and Rick Woodbury, President and developer of the Tango Commuter Car.  We also included personal electric vehicles presented by John Walden who opened up the opportunity for the vendors and general public to ride during the course of the market.  All items not being used were on display.

photo by: Yvette Lippert
Several vehicles participating on the south side of the market.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week: Electric Vehicle Rally

Leading Force has teamed up with the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market (DYFM) to celebrate National Drive Electric Week on September 22, 2019.

This is a great opportunity to bring your Electric Vehicle (EV) and meet other EV owners from around the Valley.  If you would like to join area EV owners at the DYFM on S 3rd Street and Yakima Ave, please use the RSVP button at the top of this page.

Are you interested in learning more about EVs and the EV community?  Then come and visit the happy EV owners to discuss the pros and cons of electric vehicles.  Learn about apps, tax incentives, and charging station locations in Yakima. This is a FREE event!

Side note for EV drivers participating; be prepared to answer public questions from 9am-1pm.  Vehicles can park in front and across the street of Leading Force (17 N 3rd Street, Yakima, WA 98901) till market manager is ready to bring EVs into the premises around 8:15am.  EV's will need to be parked on the DYFM site by 8:30am.  Vehicles that show up afterwards will likely be turned away for public safety.  EV owners will be allowed to leave at 1:15pm; wait 15 minutes after market ends for public safety.

The DYFM takes place every Sunday from 9am to 1pm and operates till the end of October.  Enjoy a feature of farmers, ranchers, food vendors, artist stands/crafters, and food processors from the state of Washington and bordering counties of Idaho and Oregon. Buskers at the Market (local musicians and artists) will provide music and performances as available in front of The Capitol Theatre.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 21 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tango T600 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
8 Models 9

Registered attendees report 169,400 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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