New Assoc. Hypes Up Electric Cars In Tri-Cities - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

New Assoc. Hypes Up Electric Cars In Tri-Cities

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash.- The Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association wants to fully charge your knowledge of electric cars.

In Richland at the public library, plenty of electric vehicle enthusiasts lined up their vehicles and put them on display. Today was one of the first meetings for the local group of electric car fans. They spoke about charging techniques and the expansion of an infrastructure that would place more stations in Washington for electric vehicles to charge up during longer trips. There are only thousands of electric cars nationwide, but as they become more popular more should be cruising the streets in our area.

"The area is perfect for electric vehicles," explained Garrett Brown, the president of the Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association. "The weather is nice. It's not too hot it's not too cold. The distances work really well. I anticipate within the next five years, yes we will have a lot more electric vehicles."

The Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association plans to have another big meeting sometime in April to gather with electric car owners and people who may be interested in going electric. Their chapter is focused on educating the public about the gas alternative.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Kennewick man finds coyote pup in his kitchen

    Kennewick man finds coyote pup in his kitchen

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:15:19 GMT
    Courtesy: Kennewick Police DepartmentCourtesy: Kennewick Police Department

    A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night when he found a startled coyote pup cowering in his house. 

    More >>

    A Kennewick man got quite the shock Monday night when he found a startled coyote pup cowering in his house. 

    More >>
  • 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:28:14 GMT

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>
  • Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:16:22 GMT

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>