National Drive Electric Week Event, Los Alamitos, California

Los Alamitos Admin. Bldg., 3191 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, California 90805

8 a.m. to Noon, September 8, 2018

Car Owner: Steve Grande & NordiLusta LLC
Driver/Photographer/Reporter: Comments welcomed.
Carl Morrison,



Organizer, Warren

Thanks to
Warren Kusumoto for this List of Attendees and their cars:

    Name                                         Vehicle
Arunkumar Casuba         2018 Tesla Model 3
Bob Girardi                     2014 Chevrolet Volt
Carl Morrison                  2016 Tesla Model X
Carl Winefordner             2008 Tesla Roadster
Carla Bravo                     2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
Catherine Manning         2018 Chevrolet Volt
Claire Kirk                      2017 Chevrolet Bolt
Darrell Holmquist             2008 Tesla Roadster
Dennis Pascual                 2008 Tesla Roadster
Diane Roe                         2017 Chevrolet Bolt
Don Bullock                     2018 Tesla Model X
Dorothy Owens                 2017 Tesla Model X
Fred Galluccio                 2011 Nissan LEAF
Harry Hanaki                     2008 Tesla Roadster
Jann Bryant                         2017 Tesla Model S
Jeff Emery                         2018 Tesla Model S
Jim Golden                     2018 Ford Fusion Energi
Jim Hein                         2011 Nissan LEAF
Josh Bugni                     2018 Tesla Model 3
Juan Camacho                 2015 Nissan LEAF
juan B Garibo                 2018 Fiat 500e
Judi Kusumoto               2016 Tesla Model S
Kenneth Jones                2018 Tesla Model 3
Kirk Nason                     2017 Tesla Model X
Linda Zimmerman         2017 Tesla Model S
masayuki tamashiro     2016 Nissan LEAF
Michael Hui                 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Michael Manning         2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid
Mike Kimura                 2017 Chevrolet Bolt
phillip bickal                 2011 Nissan LEAF
rafael larios                    2018 Tesla Model 3
Ron Tolentino                2018 Tesla Model 3
Ron Whitten                   2016 Tesla Model S
Steve Davey                   2014 Chevy Spark EV
Tai Nguyen                     2017 Tesla Model S
Tuan Huynh                    2018 Tesla Model S
Vadim Goziker               2018 BMW i3 REx
Warren Kusumoto           2016 Tesla Model X
Yash Vaidya                    2018 Tesla Model 3

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The red Tesla Model X we drove to the event, next to a blue Model X.


Model X in the foreground with two new, blue Model 3s.




The brightest car to attend was the Tesla Roadster.

The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports car that was produced by the electric car firm Tesla Motors (now Tesla, Inc.) in California from 2008 to 2012. The Roadster was the first highway legal serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production all-electric car to travel more than 320 kilometres (200 mi) per charge.  It is also the first production car to be launched into orbit, carried by a Falcon Heavy rocket in a test flight on February 6, 2018. The car is also the first production all-electric car with the top speed of more than 200 km/h.

Tesla sold about 2,450 Roadsters in over 30 countries, and most of the last Roadsters were sold in Europe and Asia during the fourth quarter of 2012. Tesla produced right-hand-drive Roadsters from early 2010. The Roadster qualified for government incentives in several nations


Left to right:  Tesla Model S, Roadster, Tesla Model X.


The Tesla X with all seats ready for occupancy.


Chyrsler Pacifica Hybrid, owned by Michael Manning, had lots of interested parties.  I noticed Michael said, "I pay more for car washes than I pay for gas."

A red Chevrolet Volt beyond.


Michael also brought his Chevrolet Volt.  The motorcycle beyond is also an electic vehicle.


A Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Bolt rounded out the many cars in attendance.


A Tesla Roadster slipped in between the Chrysler Pacifica and the Tesla X.



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