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EVents 2011 02 08

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Our monthly meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene above the Mosaic Community Coffee House.

Join us at our SEVA Meetings

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.

February 8th 2011 Meeting

We've been discussing the proposed $100/year EV tax law. We had a long discussion of our planks --

  • Too Early - Not enough EVs
  • No excessive regressive taxes
  • Fees based on VMT (self reporting)

Basically a rehash of what's gone over the SEVA e-list about opposing the tax. (EVs shouldn't be taxed because they're new and better than gas, VMT is fair, NEVs and scooters would be overtaxed, etc) End result, we had a vote on Jeff Finn's VMT proposal for the Senate. About 60 for, 5 against. Approved.

Upcoming events:

  • SEVA could go to Green Festival and split with Plug-In America (PIA)
  • June 4&5 - Mother Earth festival in Puyallup
  • Robert Beiser with Hillel at UW going to do EV conversion; having a meeting and would like help/advice! Wednesday at 4745 17th Ave NE; e-mail
  • April 19-21, EDTA show in WA DC

Nominated people for SEVA officers:

  • President: Steve Lough
  • Vice-President: Stephen Johnsen
  • Secretary: Cory Cross
  • Treasurer: Chuck Bensen

Daniel Davids, Plug In America President stood up and said "All in Favor of the New Board Members as nominated Say "Aye" and they did... Congratulations to all the new Board Members. We will report to EAA H.Q. with the Results.

Video on a wireless charging (OLEV) strips in the highway; proposal in Korea.

Ivan Workman with EV Support mentioned installing some Eaton chargers in Auburn, and are doing an opening ceremony with the public invited. They have an electric Ford Transit Connect at the ceremony. Also co-sponsored by SEVA! February 25 (Friday) 9-10:30AM 1604 15th St SW Suite 114, Auburn, WA

South Seattle Community College EV classes available and coming soon. See

PIA has a second edition of their EV magazine, "The Definitive Guide To Plug-In Electric Vehicles".

Our retiring Treasurer has presented this year's calendar. $10! Many Thanks to John Frost, and his many years of service as Treasurer, and all the work he has done over the years on our Annual SEVA Calendar. This year is very good. Thanks John, and Good Luck in your new position at your Day Job.

We showed a John Wayland race video. Very nice and polished; check it out: Also see for more.

Bruce Sherry showed off Manzanita's newest product, a fancy display for their Lithium battery regulators! Shows graphs of cell voltage past and present, expandable scale, etc. Check them out at It should be coming out soon.