National Drive Electric Week

Drive Electric Event
10th annual National Drive Electric Steilacoom festival
Steilacoom, WA
Sep 16, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm PDT
Location: Downtown Steilacoom
1717 Lafayette Street
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The 10th annual National Drive Electric Steilacoom festival was the best ever.  Perfect weather, a record 43 different model types present, and a record estimated 1,250 people in attendance.  About a dozen information booths set up from different vendors.  As always, the event is free and the cost to run the event is zero dollars! Special thanks to the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce for being an official sponsor which thus gives us insurance cover.  To the Town of Steilacoom who allows us the closure and the use of the downtown area for the festival and supplies barriers and cones to mark off the area.  To the Kiwanis Club of Steilacoom who had more than a dozen volunteers helping with all facets of the event.  The Town of Steilacoom is a small historic town with a very nice downtown area.  Perfect for a festival.  Highlights including the Pierce Transit high capacity bus.  Amazon with their delivery van.  Two "tricked out" Model 3s.   Ranger Tree Service for their 2nd year with their Rivian truck which they use everyday as a work truck. They also brought a heavy trailer with a tractor and a camper set up.  Lucid brought two vehicles for display and discussion.  We had three solar power vendors.  

We will do this again, for the 11th time! Probably in late August of 2024.  PS:  I started this event in 2014 and will continue to do so for a few more years.  The Lord willing!  Also, the previous town mayor was very supportive. I was honored to become mayor in 2021 and my advocacy of the electric transition will continue for many more years. 

photo by: Dick Muri, City Captain of the 10th annual National Drive Electric Steilacoom festival
Ranger Tree Enterprises which has used a Rivian R1T Truck as a day to day work truck with success. Also a Tesla Model Y hauling a 600 pound carbon fiber camper produced at a small factory in the next door city of Lakewood.

Event Description


Friends and acquaintances,

Who:  You are cordially invited to the 10th annual National Drive Electric Steilacoom festival.
What:  1) This is one of about 300 nationwide events supported by PlugIn America (
2) This is the 10th electric vehicle festival held in the historic Town of Steilacoom (oldest municipality in the State of Washington -- 1854).  
3) It is also supported with logistical assistance from the Town of Steilacoom and the Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce.  
When:   Saturday, 16 September from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (1030 to 1330 for my military friends).
Where:  Downtown Steilacoom (small historic downtown Steilacoom).  Google address 1717 Lafayette Street, Steilacoom, WA 98388
Cost:  This event is always free!  
Other: Vendors and displays are always welcome.  Please sign up online with a description in the remarks section. 
Other:  Room for 130 display vehicles:  Expect about 35 different vehicle models

Stay safe - stay well,
Dick Muri
Mayor, Town of Steilacoom
City Captain National Drive Electric Week Steilacoom
31 Silver Beach Drive, Steilacoom, WA 98388 (Home)
Cell: 253-439-9797

Registered Attendees

There are currently 246 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 13
Tesla Model 3 10
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Rivian R1T 6
Arcimoto FUV 3
Chevrolet Volt 3
Ford F-150 Lightning 3
Kia Niro Electric 3
Nissan Ariya 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
BMW X5 xDrive45e 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 2
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
Arcimoto SRK 1
Audi Q5 PHEV 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Corbin Sparrow 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Genesis GV60 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid 1
Lincoln Aviator PHEV AWD 1
Lincoln Corsair AWD PHEV 1
Lucid Air 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian EDV 1
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
43 Models 94
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 2,281,752 electric miles driven.

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