National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Steilacoom, WA
Sep 13, 2015

Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1 - 3 PM
Location: Sunnyside Beach Pavilion in Steilacoom
2509 Chambers Creek Road
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Perfect weather at the same site we did last year. A 33% increase in participation from last year. Event started after everyone had a chance to get some food (pot luck), with a welcome from Pierce County Councilman Doug Richardson. Followed by 28th District State Representative Dick Muri (me) reading a proclamation celebrating National Drive Electric Week from State of Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Javier Figueroa, the Mayor Pro Tem of the City of University Place also gave us a welcome. I then facilitated a discussion of EVs from everyone in attendance. President of the Tacoma Public Utilities Board of Directors discussed some items. A representative from Nissan Regional Office in California answered a lot of questions. Overall, a very informative and enjoyable day was had by everyone.

photo by: Dick Muri
A picture at the Sunnyside Beach Steilacoom, Washington parking lot looking West at the South Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains in the back ground.

Event Description


Venue will be the same as last year.  We will all assemble in the Sunnyside Beach parking lot starting at 1 PM for a group vehicle and people picture at 1:15 PM.   At about 1:30 PM, we will all walk (200 yards) to the Sunnyside Beach Pavilion for a pot luck picnic.  We will be welcomed by Pierce County Councilman Doug Richardson, have some food, and then a series of 3 minute speeches on our Electric Vehicle experiences.  We should all be done by 3 PM.   This is a pot luck, so bring some food and/or beverages.   I will bring all the necessary condiments, napkins,, etc.  Any questions, please feel free to call or text me at 253-439-9797 or email at

For more information on the site, see the Sunnyside Beach page.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 60 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 18
Tesla Model S 4
Chevrolet Volt 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
8 Models 31

Registered attendees report 519,926 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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