We reported awhile back about the new electric vehicle charging station installed in downtown Hood River. Now you — especially those of you who don’t already live in Hood River — can plug in to the electric vehicle vibe, and possibly win a Hood River getaway.
EV Roadmap and the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association celebrate National Plug In Weekend Sept. 22-23 at Electric Avenue, a street dedicated exclusively to EV charging on the Portland State University campus in downtown Portland.
Saturday will feature an electric vehicle display, EV ride-and-drives and EV-vendor booths and family-friendly activities coinciding with the adjacent farmer’s market. Sunday will be a party for EV owners and all enthusiasts, with cake, ice-cream, and an EV-themed Piñata.
Both days begin at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. and will include the chance to enter a free raffle to win a Hood River getaway in an EV.
The getaway package comes with a rental EV from Enterprise, a night at the Hood River Hotel, dinner for two at Full Sail Brewing and a pair of stand-up paddle board rentals from Big Winds. Participants must register in person during the event but they need not be present to win.
Exhibitors and sponsors include: Sunlight Solar Energy, ODOT, Columbia Willamette Clean Cities Coalition, PGE and more. For more information, please visit the EV Roadmap web site, find evroadmap on Facebook and follow on Twitter @evroadmapus.
National Plug In Day is the nation’s largest grassroots EV event. More than 60 cities will participate with EV celebrations: ride-and-drives, awards, city proclamations, charging infrastructure spotlights, press conferences, community and business leader presentations, informational tables, and more.