Electric Tesla Model S to Stop in Everett Tuesday on Statewide Tour

July 28, 2013

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As part of a demonstration of the West Coast Electric Highway a Tesla S, driven by Electrician Rich Hildreth, will stop in Everett Tuesday morning at the Everett Fred Meyer. (8530 Evergreen Way) The car is expected arrive at 10am and the public is invited to check out both the Tesla S and learn about the West Coast Electric Highway. The stop is part of a tour promoting electric vehicle use in Washington State. Here’s a bit more about what it’s all about…

The Cascadia Cruise is an Electric Vehicle (EV) road trip on Interstate 5 from the Canadian border to Vancouver, WA with stops at Burlington, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Vancouver in a Tesla Model S to demonstrate the West Coast Electric Highway’s easy and efficient charge stations in Washington state’s growing EV economy.
WHAT: Electrician Rich Hildreth will drive a Tesla Model S from Blaine to Vancouver on Tuesday, July 30, demonstrating the complete chain of charge stations that make it possible to drive across Washington state in an electric vehicle (EV) and the growing economic impacts of EV infrastructure. Along the way, Hildreth will stop at six charge stations and meet with local officials and media to promote the Washington portion of the West Coast Electric Highway, a series of charge stations stretching along the West Coast from the Canadian border to Mexico.
WHEN: All Day Tuesday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 6 stops

START: 8 a.m. Blaine Peace Arch, Interstate 5

1st stop: 9 a.m. Burlington Tesla Supercharger station , 9384 Old Highway 99 N, (49 mile leg)

2nd stop: 10 a.m. Everett Fred Meyer charge station, 8530 Evergreen Way (34 mile leg)

3rd stop: 12:30 p.m. Seattle South Lake Union Discovery Center , 101 Westlake Ave N, (30 mile leg)

4th stop: 1:45 p.m. Tacoma Glass Museum charge station, 1801 Dock St. (33 mile leg)

5th stop: 3:45 p.m. Olympia Shell Quick-Charge Tumwater, 6131 Capitol Blvd SE (30 mile leg)

6th stop: 6 p.m. Vancouver Fred Meyer Quick Charge station, 2500 Columbia House Blvd. (105 mile leg)

The “West Coast Electric Highway” is an extensive network of electric vehicle (EV) DC fast charging stations located every 25 to 50 miles along Interstate 5 and other major roadways in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington State Department of Transportation oversees the Washington segment and the Oregon Department of Transportation heads up the Oregon segment. The West Coast has a robust EV charging network with thousands of Level 2 charging pedestals and dozens of DC fast chargers.

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