EVents 2009 07 14
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Unless otherwise posted here, or sent out over the SEVA Maillist each Monthly Meeting is Held on the Evening of the Second Tuesday of each Month commencing at 7 p.m. or there about. Meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene at 44th St. NE, and 3rd Ave NE, just behind Dicks Drive In on 45th. Their fire damage has been repaired, and they welcome us back. We encourage visitors and members to help support this free venue with the purchase of some fine coffee and other refreshments downstairs at the Mosaic Community Coffee House.
July 14th 2009 Meeting
Hello SEVA folks:
Well the July 14th meeting was warm, sunny, and over $300,000 worth of Electric Cars in the parking lot AGAIN !! One small hitch… The BIG Church Meeting room, was still under repair and clean up from their fire and smoke damage back in June just prior to our June meeting. But as the body count was just over 40 this evening, we were able to use the meeting room in the Mosaic Coffee House.
We started off with Representative Fred Jarrett, who is running for King County Executive in the August primaries. We were interested to hear from him for he was instrumental in passing the State legislation on electric cars and EV charging that Jeff Finn and others had worked on. We regret having to keep his presentation short, for as you may remember, the Coffee House closes at 9 pm, not like our meeting room up stairs where we often hang out till after 10 pm.
Stephen Johnsen and I showed our pictures from Gasless on Greenwood 09, the Alaska-Yukon Event, and from Stephen’s trip to California to talk with Eberhardt, one of the founders of TESLA, who is working on a set of automated charging plugs for Tesla’s. They will be able to plug into various voltages and current capabilities, and self adjust. Very handy. Stephen and James Morrison may work on marketing such items. But the REAL FUN was that Tesla folks gave Stephen and James a Roadster, to drive for an hour ( in any way and any direction they chose.) Rumor has it that they REALLY gave it a Test to Remember.
Larry Gales gave an interesting talk on comparing a normal family, home, car… with an efficient “net zero” energy home, and car.. Even though the up front cost might be higher, the life long expense could be HALF or less. He has put all the facts and figures on our SEVA Forum. Check it out at: http://www.seattleeva.org/smf/index.php/topic,318.0.html An interesting READ we should all be familiar with…
Larry ? from Shoreline Solar came by with post cards and Posters for their 18th Annual SOLARFEST. SEVA members with cars to show are encouraged to attend. They have room for as many as we can muster. Also there will be some EV Charging. You can come early and leave early. I encourage you all to try and attend. For more information see their web site at: www.ShorelineSolar.org
Don “Father Time” Crabtree spoke about an interesting KosTov motor failure. Don said that massive plasma ball ruined the inside of the motor. I guess that makes Don’s NEW NEK NAME “PlasmaFather” I’m sure Plasmaboy Wayland won’t mind. The FIX however was even more bizarre. Don drove down to Jim Husted’s digs in Oregon ( http://www.hitorqueelectric.com//index.htm ) There the EV Motor genius put together the Case and Field of the KosTov., The armature of an 8” ADC, the End Plate of an 9” ADC and fan… I jokingly said that if Jim and Don went to the big EV Show in the sky, and some one came across this strange composite motor, they would think it Came from MARS !! With any luck, Don will have the motor in his Ride, and will show up at the Wayland Invitational. He also reminded all of us of what a GREAT EV-ent this is going to be, starting with visiting with John and the Wayland Juice Bar Friday afternoon…all the way to Sunday morning Breakfast. Any one who can should try and attend.
Steve Lough reminded folks that he is willing to SPLIT the cost of his Hotel Room close to the track. Call him if you are interested. ( 206 524 1351 ) No smoking or snoring please… See you all in Portland on the 24th !!!
I think that is about IT for this months meeting. The folks at the Church are confident that our meeting space will be back up and available by the August 11th meeting. But THIS time I will check in Advance.
And again, as always, feel free to go to the SEVA Web Site and Add, Edit, etc. as you see fit, if I have left something important out. SSL (aka Capt. Electric)