National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Ukiah, CA
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Ukiah, CA 95482
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Event Report

Our first NDEW event in Mendocino County was a modest success. Owners of the eight EVs on display reported a total of 176,101 oil-free miles driven, many of those on solar power. True believers drove from as near as two blocks away and as far as 75 miles to show off their cars. The redwood trees cooled our parking lot on an otherwise scorching Saturday. People of all ages strolled over, with the newest generation of future plug-in drivers well represented. There was a strong attraction to the Teslas--test drivers emerged dazed and exhilarated from their rides. At the other end of the affordability scale, the intrepid Chevy Spark EV surprised and impressed. BMW, Honda, Toyota and Kia all-electric models rounded out the exhibit. The Fabulous Flashback Car Show staked out downtown a block away; occasionally a lovingly restored vintage gas guzzler rolled by with a throaty roar. Out on the fringe, we reveled in the elegant whoosh of an unplugged EV peeling away. No contest.

photo by: Janet Orth, Mendocino Council of Governments
Future EV drivers Ari Walker (7) and Soleil Walker (3) with their complimentary shades and Frisbees.

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