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New Assoc. Hypes Up Electric Cars In Tri-Cities

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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.

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