May 6, 2014
For the first time, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in will host a car show strictly for plug-in electric vehicles.
The Spring Electric Vehicle Show on May 11 is part of Triple XXX’s regular Sunday car show roster that typically features classic cars and collections from local car clubs.
At the Spring Electric Vehicle Show, members of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association will showcase many different vehicles, including classic cars that have been converted to run on electricity as well as production vehicles such as the Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Mitsubishi, Fiat 500 and plug-in hybrids. Dealers and other sustainability representatives will be on hand to showcase how driving electric vehicles saves money while also saving the planet.
February 25, 2014
Two bills have passed in Olympia that are designed to help level the playing field between auto manufacturers and dealers in franchise agreements.
Amended bills passed in the House (HB 2524) and Senate (SB 6272) that would allow Tesla Motors, manufacturer of electric cars, to continue and expand its system of selling cars directly from the manufacturer to the customer.
Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, said in a news release that he supported the legislation that passed Feb. 19.