Plug-In NCW had displays at both the Chelan and Leavenworth Earth Day Fairs, to educate attendees about the benefits of electric vehicles and available local charging stations.
The Chelan Earth Day Fair was held Saturday, April 15th, at Chelan Riverwalk Park. An estimated 1,500 people attended. Plug-In NCW organized the vehicle exhibit, which included three Teslas, including a Model X; three Leafs, including a 2017 with a dealer rep; a Zero electric motorcycle; a Polaris electric bicycle; a lithium powered Polaris Ranger EV UTV; a Green Machine lithium ion powered commercial lawn mower; a GEM used by Lake Chelan Sailing Association as a launch vehicle for small sailboats used by sailing students; and a small sailboat with a Torqueedo electric outboard auxiliary motor; and numerous battery powered yard tools.
The Leavenworth Earth Day Fair was held Sunday, April 23rd, at Lions Club Park in Leavenworth. Plug-In NCW again organized the vehicle exhibit, which included two Tesla Model S’s; three Nissan Leafs, including a 2017 with a dealer rep; a Kia Soul EV; a lithium powered Polaris Ranger EV UTV; a Polaris e-bike, and numerous battery powered yard tools.
Plug-In NCW members Jack & Charlene Anderson and Randy & Anne Brooks also participated in the silent auction, offering chauffeured rides in their Tesla Model S’s. Proceeds from the silent auction go to local environmental organizations, including Plug-In NCW this year. The successful bidder was a group of ladies who plan a “girls afternoon out” with both Teslas taking them from Leavenworth to Chelan for a wine tasting tour. Charlene and Anne will drive!