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Electric cars, coming soon

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It used to be, sightings were very rare. You read about them, saw the magazine articles and features on television news, but you never expected to see one face to face. They were too few, and the odds against a close encounter just too great. Then months ago, to my surprise, while walking down Washington Street, in broad daylight, I saw an electric car.

It wasn’t a hybrid, or a plug-in hybrid, but a full on battery-power-only all-electric vehicle. A Nissan Leaf to be precise. There it was, in traffic, waiting for the light to change like any other car. My observational power now concentrated, days later I saw another, and then another. Same model, but different colors, so Wenatchee is home to a small fleet. I have actually seen an electric car being charged at the electric car charging station behind the Coast Hotel.

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