Left to right: Councilmember Conrad Lee, Councilmember Lynne Robinson, Kirsten Branham (Bellevue Tesla store), Mayor John Stokes, Jeff Finn (Plug In America), Councilmember Jennifer Robertson, Deputy Mayor John Chelminiak and Councilmember Ernie Simas.

Bellevue is plugged in to National Drive Electric Week with Sept. 11 event

  • Friday, September 8, 2017 10:30am
  • News

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with the people who drive them every day during a free event from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th St. (lower pool plaza at the south park entrance).

Learn the latest information about PEVs from those who know about the advances that are happening in 2017.

Attendees will be able to:

• Talk with real drivers who can give them the lowdown on more than half million miles and many years of PEV experiences

• Experience PEV test rides

• Get an insider’s PEV buying advice from Nissan’s No. 1 electric vehicle sales person in the world

• Take a demo ride and learn about Metro Transit’s all-electric buses that have been in regular service on local Bellevue routes for more than a year

• Learn about the city of Bellevue’s commitment to accelerating the adoption of zero emission vehicles

• See air pollution in a whole new way

At the Sept. 5 Bellevue City Council meeting, Mayor John Stokes and council members presented a proclamation to Jeff Finn, Plug In America’s national board treasurer and Bellevue resident that highlighted Bellevue’s continued advocacy for the clean-air benefits of electric cars and declared the week of Sept. 9–17 as National Drive Electric Week for Bellevue. The event is part of the seventh annual National Drive Electric Week and one of 10 scheduled in Washington state.

Bellevue’s event is also one of more than 250 across the country (and around the world) where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting electric vehicles, launches of new public charging stations and other public events.

Stokes will welcome attendees at 5 p.m.

For more information about Bellevue’s Drive Electric Week event, visit https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1019.

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