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Wilsonville event set for Lamb's Thriftway parking lot

Portland area electric vehicle drivers, enthusiasts and dealers can gather from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Lamb’s Wilsonville Thriftway parking lot to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars. The event is part of the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week, formerly known as National Plug In Day.

Plug-in vehicles by manufacturers such as Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Fiat, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda and other automakers will be on display by owners and local area dealerships. Test drives are planned for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric, BMW i3, Fiat 500e, and Smart For Two Electric Drive.

Current EV owners will also be on hand to share why they went electric and their experiences owning and driving an electric car.

Wilsonville’s event is one of more than 100 across the country involving electric vehicles. There also will be electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.

Local volunteers are organizing the Wilsonville “Why Electric?” event. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.

For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week Events, visit

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