Letters from the West

Electric cars go on display Sunday at MK Nature Center

Dozens of electric vehicle drivers and hundreds of enthusiasts from the Treasure Valley will gather at the MK Nature Center Sunday to celebrate the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week and the 4th National Drive Electric Week Idaho event organized by the Sierra Club.

It begins at 1 p.m. at the nature center at 600S. Walnut St.

Many of the plug-in electric vehicles available in Boise today will be on display – including Teslas, family cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles and do-it-yourself plug-ins. EV owners and dealers will be on hand to answer questions.

Boise’s event is one of more than 100 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.

The City of Boise and Idaho Power will also be participating. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers.