Drive Electric Yachats is a one-day free event, Sunday Sept. 9, starting 10 AM at the Yachats Commons Picnic Shelter. This year’s event includes a complimentary showing of the movie “Revenge of the Electric Car” with free popcorn.
Drive Electric Yachats is part of National Drive Electric Week, September 8 – 16, a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. “National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association”. Drive Electric Yachats is produced by Polly Plumb Productions, and sponsored by the Drift Inn Hotel and Restaurant, the Yachats Chamber of Commerce, and Central Lincoln PUD.
From 10 AM to 3 PM you can visit and speak with local electric vehicle owners. Look under the hood. You will be surprised. Try a test drive and learn more about this new rapidly changing technology. Electric vehicles are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles,. EV’s are better for the environment, promote jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.
FREE MOVIE and POPCORN in the Commons 2:30 PM “REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR”
As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, Central Lincoln PUD is sponsoring a free showing of the highly praised, 88 minute film “Revenge of the Electric Car”. Revenge follows four entrepreneurs from 2007 through the end of 2010 as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market in the midst of the 2008 global recession. The documentary premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. Popcorn will be served.
ABC news wrote “As much as you expect it to be a story about technology, it’s really a tale about people. … [The four entrepreneurs’] stories are skillfully woven together, each presented in their own voice.” USA Today wrote, “Revenge is a must-see movie for anyone interested in cars.” The Guardian noted that the film “is more than just a snapshot of the gamesmanship behind the creation of mass-market vehicles. Revenge offers a look inside the minds of business leaders struggling through one of the most troubled periods of recent economic history. … [It] captures rich natural tension as it unfolds.” Free admission, popcorn and surprises are planned.
We are still looking for EV owners who are willing to let a novice explore their car. It is your decision what you allow guests do with your electric vehicle: look at it, sit in it, ride in it, or drive it.
If you are an EV owner and wish to sign up and show off and share your EV, please sign up at: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1281
For more information call 541-968-6089, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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