EVents 2007 03 13
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 13th 2007 Meeting
Again.. the turn out Tuesday night was phenomenal. Wall to wall people. Standing room only. But what is even more exciting, is the percentage of New Folks.
Daniele Buckey and Martin Martinez from Alternate Current, a new Alt. Energy store on University Way. Roland Pete Peterson from Mobil Electronics Corp.. bunching A123 Li-Ion batteries in packs for model airplanes OR OTHER uses. Danial Davids, new owner of a Rav4-EV, and Craig Vinton who has just acquired an S10 EV , and a whole hand full of folks who are interested in learning who WE are and how we can help them Build a Commuting EV.
Then I had to speak ONE more Time about the treatment of SEVA by KUOW radio. Nuff said. The it was on to the overwhelming number of invitations we have received to show our stuff, to speak, to “Educate – Demonstrate – and Proliferate"… Here below is a brief synopsis:
- March 28th – Meet with King County Exec. Ron Sims on the subject of EVs and PHEVs
- April 21st – The CCEJ ( Community Coalition for Environmental Justice) wishes our involvement.
- May 5th - Lacy WA. Alt Fuel Festival and Electrathon Races.
- May 14th – Seattle University –Transportation and Sustainability
- May 14th,15th - POWER UP Electrifying Transportation – Wenatchee Convention Center Sponsored by the County of Chelane, and Advanced Vehicle Innovations.
- June 23? 24th? – “Gasless on Greenwood” Hot Rod and Custom Car Show, and SEVA Picnic.
- July 13th-14th – John Wayland Nationals III, Portland Drag Race
- September – Hot Autumn Nights – Edmonds.
And this MAY not be the only invitations which will surface… I know we can not do them ALL. But REMEMBER ! Individuals are Welcome and Encouraged to participate on their own, if they can, as long as we know your intentions a head of time, and you carry the SEVA message, in good taste.
Other News – Last months meeting in Everett was what I thought a rousing success, especially the involvement of all the college students from the Everett area. However when asked, the membership, all people present, had not been contacted by any one from up north.
Stephen Bergheim continues to fight for some ON-STREET charging for Eves in down town Edmonds. Paul Playhouse, and Stephen Johnson spoke on various plans to install surplus GM Magnachargers round the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett corridor. A reminder here… OUR SEVA web site has a link to a very useful LIST of Charging points in the Puget Sound area. It is set up for automatic and self directed additions. SO if you know if a new Charging Point … go to: http://www.seattleeva.org/wiki/Local_Charging And ADD it to the list.
We spoke of the Passage, 97 to 0, of House Bill 1820 in the State house this month. Good News, but we still have to write, call, and lobby our Senators now… to have an equal victory in the Senate.
Stewart Isett was a guest at the Meeting. He is a Reporter/Photographer with an assignment from his Over Seas Magazine to take pictures of all the EV activity in our area. He will be here for a month. He has contacted most of the folks at the meeting to take various pictures. You can reach HIM at: StuartIsett (at) gmail.com Or call him at: 206 245 5334.
Dave Cloud reported on his on-going plans to build an “affordable” Hybrid Kit for Geo Metros, using a mid-size electric motor with sturdy belt drive to act as starter, and as electric aid to forward motion. He brought one of the PM Motors he plans to use. He has a surplus of them.. 17 to be exact, at $295 each ( I think)
Rich Rudmand brought us up to date on PHEV work. He now has 3 Prii under his belt, with Kent’s Prius in production with Li-Ion batteries, and two more in the wings. One for Green Car Co. of Kirkland, and another from a Florida customer, Shawn Wagner.
As always I am sure I have forgot a tid – bit or two, but if it is important, remember, you can always send out your own SEVA E-Mail Message, or EDIT the Meetings and Minutes Page on our Web Site all by your selves.
Unless otherwise noted by e-mail or Web Site Notification, our April 10th meeting will be at Chucks house as usual.. Thanks for coming and taking time to READ our minutes… Steve Lough. Pres.