Shoppers to Fred Meyer in Lacey might have been surprised to see an armada of electric cars show up in a flash mob just before 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 25.
About 15 members of the Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT), nearly all volunteers, arrived with their cars polished and cleaned of any junk-food residue, packages to mail or other distractions most of us have in our cars are any particular moment. They were there to explain to anyone who would listen about the advantages of electric cars.
One member, 94-year-old Bob Anderson of Lacey, was showing off his fifth electric car, which he qualified by adding "if you consider the Priuses" he started with back in 2003. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid that operates on batteries for a few miles before its gas engine kicks in. Bob's a purist now.
Completely unofficial, volunteers trucked out their Chevrolets, Hondas Kias (both types) Nissans, Teslas and Toyotas. They dispelled myths, too, and like any zealots, handed out literature.
If you're curious about those 15 answers to FAQs about electric cars, the information is right here on TCAT's website. Let your fingers do the driving.
CORRECTION: 9/29/21 -- Story edited to clarify a technical detail about the Toyota Prius.