Seattle Electric Vehicle Association
Apr 12, 2022 Meeting Minutes
Former Scribe Kevin Boze issued the cry at 7:01 p.m.
NEW ATTENDEES: Jonathan Betz-Zall had first contacted SEVA in 1991. He and his wife Rosie have bought a Volt from Paramount Motors, which Paramount picked up off-lease. Alan wants to convert a ’71 VW bus. Mark Shaw is converting a ’52 International pickup. Marie has a Leaf and wants to learn about conversions. Cody has come a few times before. He and his friends rent EVs on Turo.
Earth Day – Grace Reamer announced the Earth Day car show at Greenbridge Community Center in White Center, Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Express Credit Union is organizing and putting out a lot of publicity. Jeff Finn will be at the Route 66 EV Museum in Kingman, AZ for their Earth Day event on April 23. The museum just acquired Tesla Roadster #480.
President Jay Donnaway mentioned the South Sound Sustainability Expo, April 16 at the Tacoma Convention Center.
President Emeritus Steve Lough mentioned an EV event for Earth Day on April 23 in Mill Creek.
Phil Skoog is organizing the Triple X event in Issaquah on Mother’s Day, May 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sign up here.
The Greenwood Car Show is on Saturday, June 25, all day. Sarah Fischer, assisted by Mark Schiller, is organizing SEVA’s attendance. Sign-up is through SignUp Genius, but also everyone needs to additionally sign the liability waiver on the Greenwood Knights’ website. There will be an after-party at Steve Lough’s residence.
EV Roadmap will be June 29 in Portland.
Electrify Expo will be at Husky Stadium on July 23-24.
Grace asked for ideas for September’s Drive Electric Week, Sept. 23-Oct. 2, which will include an event at the Woodinville Rotary on Sept. 17.
PROJECTS – Jay mentioned Karen Stringer’s project with a 2012 Smith Newton truck. Tim Economu also has one of those. Karen hopes to eventually use the Smith as a food truck. Jay was in Vancouver, BC, and found a Ballard Power Systems inverter, serial number 0001. Charlie Tsai reported that the refrigerated produce delivery truck project is progressing and might be in motion in a few weeks, but Steve Johnsen is working on other projects.
TESLA OWNERS OF WASHINGTON. President Teresa Ramsdell reported on the Tesla Cyber Rodeo. Entry was strictly by QR code issued to those properly signed up. With an attendance of 15,000, area schools were closed because there was so much traffic coming in. Model Y chassis were on display. The assembly process was displayed, and there was a display of the Model Y’s wiring map. Teresa has a reservation for a Cyber Truck. The event ended with fireworks. Upcoming Tesla Owners events are on April 23 in Mill Creek, at Blaine in June, the Northwest Food Truck Fair on July 9, and the Lavender Fields tour also on July 9.
CHARGING – Brian Grunkemeyer, Jay, and Steve Lough discussed load-sharing techniques for home Level 2.
Jay mentioned that Model 3’s are selling like hotcakes in BC, even though their price exceeds the maximum of C$55,000 for incentives.
Jay announced that John Wayland’s ’96 Honda Civic 144 VDC conversion is for sale by the person who had bought it at auction. Asking $1,500.
Steve Lough is about to receive his Bolt battery replacement.
Grace called for video testimonials and myth-busting essays for the website.
Jay adjourned the meeting in the vicinity of 8:20 p.m.
NEXT MEETING – Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 4401 2nd Ave. NE in Wallingford
Minutes drafted by Billy Kreuter, secretary, and edited by Grace Reamer, vice president.
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