Moment Motors Tour and Happy hour at Last Stand Brewery

August 3, 2022 (4-6)

Come join us to tour a local custom EV shop, Moment Motors, and then hang out and chat about EVs at the conveniently located Last Stand Brewery.

Arrive at 4:00 PM

4:15 – 5:30 – Marc Davis will give an introduction about what they do and stage a tour that takes everyone through the process – plenty of opportunities to ask questions along the way etc.

5:30 – head over to Last Stand Brewery
https://www.laststandbrewing.com/ for happy hour

RSVP here: [https://www.meetup.com/austinevs/events/287151970/]

Southpark Meadows Charger Gathering

The Tesla Owners group is organizing a Super Charger Ribbon Cutting at Southpark Meadows on Sunday, 6/19 from 11am to 1pm.

(gather at 11 and ribbon cutting and photo at noon)

This set of superchargers happens to be accompanied by a ChargePoint charger installation so we’re partnering to get the word out. Bring out ANY EV to the event. Please join with any EV you want to bring.

It’s a great opportunity to show all the options people have to drive electric!

You can share your plan to be there on our Meetup group.

They are also suggesting an optional donation collection event for Dell Children’s Hospital.

If you would like to donate please bring new/unopened 1:64 Scale Hot Wheels R/C Cybertruck(s) plus 4 AA batteries for each. 1:64 R/C Cybertruck available on Amazon, Target, etc. Donor’s acknowledgment form will be provided along with an internal good feeling!

AustinEV at the EV Expo

AustinEV will have a small presence at the Electrify Expo being held at COTA Nov 12-14 and they have offered our members a discount for the 13th and 14th.

The 12th is an industry day with panel discussions and the 13th and 14th are general admission demo days.

More information and the full agenda can be found here:

https://www.electrifyexpo.com/

Please use discount code EE25 to receive a discount on general admission for Sat and Sunday show tickets.

Event Report – National Drive Electric Week 2021

It was hard to decide to go virtual with our event for a second year in a row, but the Austin community was incredibly supportive.  We programmed a series of one-hour virtual sessions on topics affecting Austin, TX local EV adoption.

We were joined by:

  • Joseph Barletta of Smart Charge America as he talked about what charging infrastructure we’ll need here in Texas to keep up with demand.
  • Kevin Karrafa from Austin EV Only as he shared his progress digging into the EV conversion scene here in Austin, TX.
  • Laura Morrison with TxETRA, who shared about the South Central Texas Electric Transportation Compact and the group’s work across sectors to reduce emissions in transportation through electrification.
  • Michelle Anselment from the San Antonio and Austin Tesla Owners clubs talking about Tesla Solar installations, how they fully power their cars and houses from the sun, and how they were able to rely on their solar power to get through the Texas Snowmageddon.
    -and finally-
  • Amy Atchley and Bobby Godsey with the Austin Energy EV Team to share about the latest news on electric vehicles in Austin and beyond.

We had a great year and we recorded it all!

Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?
DIY perspectives on EV conversions
Partnering across sectors to clean south-central texas’ air
All in! Powering your electric car and house with Tesla Solar
Electric lunch with the Austin Energy EV team

Drive Electric Week 2021 – ATX Virtual Sessions

Join us virtually in Austin to celebrate Drive Electric Week from September 25 – October 3, 2021.   

We will schedule several sessions highlighting what Austinites are doing to support the transition to electric transportation.

Current Agenda:

9/28 @ noon — Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?
[RSVP for this session here]

9/29 @ noon — DIY perspectives on EV conversions
[RSVP for this session here]

9/30 @ noon — Partnering across sectors to clean south-central texas’ air
[RSVP for this session here]

9/30 @ 7pm — All in! Powering your electric car and house with Tesla Solar
[RSVP for this session here]

10/1 @ noon — Electric lunch with the Austin Energy EV team
[RSVP for this session here]

These sessions are a part of AustinEV’s participation in Drive Electric Week.
Please register for the event here for a chance to win the $250 gift card and share what EV you drive! 

https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2811

All EVs and EV enthusiasts welcome!

AustinEV at the ALTNRGShow

AustinEV will be showing a selection of our vehicles at the ALT NRG show June 12-13 in the Palmer Event Center.

You can expect to see:

  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
  • Solar Panels and Batteries
  • Smart Home Devices
  • Energy Efficient Products
  • ECO-Friendly Companies

Location:

Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

Grab a ticket discount!

The show coordinators have provided us with a discount code for a limited number of one-day registrations at $4.20. To grab one, go to the ticket site:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/altnrgshow-tickets-154781334137

and use the discount code ALTEV when you check out.

Drop by and chat if you come.

More about the show:
http://austin.altnrgshow.com/

AustinEV count 2021

We hope we’ve come up with a fun way to celebrate Earth Day and the progress electric vehicles have made here in Austin together but apart.

A wild EV count.

From now to the end of April we’ll be grabbing photos of any electric vehicles we find, (getting permission from the owner), and sharing them. We hope you will too.

Get outside, enjoy your day, our amazing city and our green spaces. If you see an electric vehicle in the wild, snap a photo and share it with us on your favorite platform. We’re hoping you will share your scooters, your bikes, your onewheel, and your cars – anything that drives electric. Bonus if you’re out celebrating our environment, at a trailhead, getting set to bike a trail or taking the pups out for a hike.

We’ll be monitoring instagram, facebook and twitter for your publicly shared posts tagged with #AustinEVcount2021. It doesn’t have to be yours to participate, but if it is not, please try and get permission to share it.

Let’s see how many (not so)rare electric vehicles we can find in the Austin area!

This should be fun all on its own, but we’ll also be choosing a few of you to receive some of the EV swag we’ve been collecting as a thank you for sharing. We’ll be keeping track of who shares photos and choose a group randomly at the end of the month to receive some fun electric vehicle-focused merch.

AustinEV Open Garage March 2021

Join us on Zoom on Thursday, March 18 from 12-1 CST as we gather to hear about the electric transport-related projects that we’re all working on.

If you have a project you would like to share or get feedback on, be prepared to give a brief overview and give an update if this is something you have been working on for a while.

Please RSVP on our Meetup event to receive the connection details.

Test drives available – Polestar 2

The team working to introduce the Polestar 2 in Austin reached out to us and wanted to share that you can register to have a car brought to you to test drive.

Anyone can book a test drive at,  https://www.polestar.com/us/polestar-2/
Choose the Your Location: We Come To You option.

They have several test vehicles in the Austin area so you shouldn’t have a problem grabbing an appointment.

Would you like to share what you are doing?

AustinEV wants to support the companies and the people working on electric vehicles in central Texas. If you have something you would like to share with our members, we would be very interested in featuring you in a future meeting. For the time being, we are still planning for meetings to be virtual, but hope to someday begin hosting in-person meetups again. Reach out! We’d love to hear from you. Contact Aaron Choate : achoate@gmail.com to get started on scheduling a presentation.