EVents 2011 08 09
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.
August 9th 2011 Meeting
Moving Planet Seattle is a big demonstration showing other methods of transportation which don't use fossil fuels. They'd like electric vehicles from 12:30 to 2:00PM on Sep 24. See http://www.moving-planet.org/Seattle
Deb Seymour sang her Zoe ZENN car song for us! Also released her "Momma Wears a Hard Hat" album which features this song.
Stephen Johnsen finally brought his electric Fiero to a SEVA meeting. He's also found a J1772 car-end unit which is rated for the full 80A and costs about $220. We had a discussion regarding charge stations and voltage and current limits. If anyone finds a non-working charge station, nobody here knows anything.
Jay Donnaway wants to know when we're going to get a charge station at the Mosaic for our cars! Steve says he needs to talk to the guy upstairs to find out.
South Seattle Community College is starting another run of classes in this October. Check out http://www.learnatsouth.org/index.cfm?method=ClassListing.ClassListingDisplay&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=125
Are you a SEVA and Electro Auto Association member? If not, see https://electricauto.site-ym.com/general/register_start.asp
On Oct 2, the Cruise the Ave benefit for They Shall Walk will be featuring electric cars. See http://www.cruisingsotheyshallwalk.org/ for more information.
Electric Transitions Development had about 80 attendees the first day of their big presentation, more the second. Lots of great questions from the audience and engaging presentations by special guests John Wayland and James Billmaier, along with Tom True and Steve Lough (you guys might be special but you aren't really guests!).
Website is http://electrictransitions.org/
Just a few additions by Steve Lough:
Yes, we did discuss the seminar in Kent, and the partisipation was closer to 100, both days, and it was GREAT to hear from John Wayland and the "White Zombie" and James Billmaier of "JOLT" fame.
Also I think it was noteworthy, that there were a total number of "LEAF's of SEVEN ( 7 ) leafs... Wow ! Up from 6 LEAF's last month.
Also that we had two young ladies from the Sierra Club to give us some additional details about "Moving Planet Seattle" on Sep. 24th. A very ambitious undertaking with various Enviro. EVents all day long. SEVA folks may be involved in both a (Non-Carbon) Parade, as well as a static display. Details to follow.
Eric Hovland brought the Body of his Formual EVee " . Pictures at: http://www.diyelectriccar.com/garage/cars/239 I personally LOVE the natural wood. And we had a Straw Poll of SEVA members as to wheter Eric should keep the body Natural Wood finish, or paint it as he is planning. Most SEVA folks loved the Natural Wood finish. ( Eric... it is still YOUR CALL... of course...)
Less Kneww.. (sp) The fellow who invited us to the "Cruz" on October 2nd, which is a Fund Raiser for an ORG. called "They Shall Walk" who are developing mechanical walking aparatus for Vet's who have lost use of their laggs,,, . These mechanical legs are powered by compressed air ( from a SCUBA tank..) ? ? Not electricity... hummmmmm. He also gave us a HEADS UP on the opening of yet another Charging Station at the SEARS store out at 155th and Aurora on September 9th. They would like as many EV's as can show UP. It is the FIRST SEARS store in the Nation to have a EVSE ( Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment)
Also we will be soon invited to be at a Press EVent when AAA brings out their Mobile Emergency EVSE Truck according to one Jennifer cook, National Media coordinator for Tripple A.