EVents 2011 03 08
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.
March 8th 2011 Meeting
Happy Mardi Gras!
Jeff Finn had an update on SSB 551. It should be dead, but the Senator Haugan can still add it to the Transportation Budget. The VMT suggestion is most likely dead. Jeff will follow up with us on what we should do next to defeat or modify the proposed bill.
Joe Justice from WIKISPEED ( www.wikispeed.com ) gave a presentation on how his team appeared. He started building a fun, efficient car in his garage. Other people came by, and grew into a worldwide all-volunteer team. His car is all modular, capable of any drivetrain or other parts. It has been crash simulated and passed. He used the principles of quick and easy modifications (in software, called agile). Rob Beresford presented on the WIKISPEED's technical specs. They are interested in having someone(s) develop an electric drive system in 40"x40"x24" space. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested!
Steve Johnsen presented the upcoming EV conversion class at South Seattle Community College. Check out www.learnatsouth.org
Please see Chad's list for all the upcoming events. Also, the author of the book _Jolt_, James Billmair, is having an EV open house at his home in Woodinville. April 16th, 11:30-2:30 at 22322 NE 157th St. Also, Clean Cities is putting on a $50 fleet EV luncheon thing the 17th from 8:30-3PM. Contact http://nafaps.org/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Marshall talked about his experience with his new Nissan Leaf. Apparently, it drives like a car but it's faster.
Dan Davids presented for Plug-In America. Loved driving the Ford Transit Connect electric conversion. Check out their website www.pluginamerica.org Mentioned the "Plugshare" application for fancy phones.
Tom True and Roger Wright talked about their 11,000 sq ft in which they are putting an electric vehicle service technicians training school. They are moving along and would appreciate help with non-profit fundraising.