National Drive Electric Week Long Beach, California
September 17, 2016
Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave.,
Long Beach, California 90805
Photos and Text by Carl Morrison Carl@TeslaTouring.com
Additions, deletions, corrections to Carl@TeslaTouring.com
Tesla Early Arrivals A.J. Coco, left, Steve Grande, right.
Carl Morrison, TeslaTouring.com Photographer and Reporter driving Steve Grande's Model X (above right).
Candy Moreno's new Model X
Efthemia Papadopoulos, Laguna Beach
John Foley, owner of this Tesla for about 3 months, agreed to answer Tesla questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congresswoman Janice Hahn, 44th District, California
Some of Congresswoman Hahn's comments;
"Good afternoon, Long
Beach! This event is one of more than 200 events happening around
the country to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. I am one
of 2 Members of Congress who drives an EV. I have a Nissan Leaf
that I love. It is fun to drive, I feel good about not polluting
the air we breathe or adding to global warming, and it feels great not
stopping at the gas station! I know that Electric Vehicles are
the cars of the future and I want to accelerate their adoption.
That is why I have introduced legislation - E-CAR Act - to increase the
number of charging stations and make plugging-in as convenient as going
to a gas station. We are already seeing incredible
progress! Just this week we hit an amazing threshold 500,000
electric vehicles on the road in America! Just a few years ago
that sounded like a pipe dream but because of smart policies and smart
EV buyers like you--we made it a reality. It is go good to see
you all here and thank you for getting the message out about EVs!"
--From Congresswoman Janice Hahn's speaking notes.
Congresswoman Hahn also mentioned
that highway funds are from gas taxes, and with more electric cars and
less gas being purchased, there needs to be some kind of tax to replace
the gas tax. She also wants zero emissions seaports because this area's children have more asthma because of port emissions.
Electric motor cycle and lawn mower on display behind Congresswoman Hahn as she speaks to Drive Electric Celebration attendees.
Representative Hahn presents a Certificate of Recognition from United States Congress House of Representatives
to Sierra Club Long Beach Area Group's Gabrielle Weeks.
Patrick O'Donnell, State Representative
Rex Richardson, Ninth District Council member
and SCAG, Southern California Association of Governments
Council member Richardson promoted the "Activate Uptown Long Beach"
activity at the streets of Myrtle and Artesia Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
James Holtz byd.com
Chris, electric bus driver
Ivan Sulig Hahn.house.gov
Paul is thinking of a new electric vehicle.
Other electric vehicles in attendance by private owners:
Reggie Smith, Temecula, drives his electric Fiat daily between Temecula
and Long Beach Airport. He has accumulated volumes of electric
vehicle research and is willing to share at email@example.com
Low road resistant tires
Homemade electric 914 Porsche
Salem (Sah leem')
Plug In America representatives
John Bui, pingosolar.com liked the falcon doors on Steve Grande's Tesla Model X
Organizer: Gabrielle Weeks - Gabrielle@WorkWithWeeks.org
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