We’re happy to share Barks for Beers, a fundraiser for Divine Canines!
Please join us in supporting the organization.
It is a perfect opportunity to get out for some day trips in our EVs, visit our local breweries and support an organization that coordinates more than 140 active dog-handler teams who visit scores of partner sites and special events throughout Central Texas with free therapy dog services.
From now to May 31, you can visit 30 amazing craft breweries. Purchase the 2023 Divine Canines pint glass and Pawsport for $30+ tax at any participating brewery. The Pawsport entitles you to one pour at each brewery listed on their site. We ask you to please drink responsibly and tip the taproom staff! Our friends who pour the beers are a key part of the event, and we want to keep them happy!
Cara and I will be out visiting the breweries over the next few weeks. One of our dogs is a retired DC but he still loves his brew pub patios! If you see me with my AustinEV hat, stop and say ‘Hi’ or join us. I’ll have some AustinEV and EVA swag to share.
Full details on Barks for Beers: https://divinecanines.org/barksforbeers/
Follow Divine Canines on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/divinecaninestexas or Instagram https://instagram.com/barksforbeers to find out how to register your Pawsport for special prizes, including a fun Instagram Bingo contest. If you tag AustinEV as well, we’ll choose a few for some AustinEV prizes!
Thanks, have fun and I hope to see you!
Elaine Borseth, EVA President, will participate in a discussion about how fast the automotive industry is moving to meet consumer demand for EVs. Joining her in this panel discussion is Chay English, Policy Strategist/Managing Counsel at Ford Motor Co. and Katherine Garcia, Dir. of the Clean Transportation for All Campaign at Sierra Club. The Fast Company Grill discussion takes place on Monday, March 13th at 2 pm Central. Make sure to register for the event or follow the discussion on social media: Twitter, TikTok, IG, LinkedIn. #FCGrill and @FastCompany.
Elaine Borseth, the Electric Vehicle Association’s President, and EV road trip enthusiast will be in town to participate in SXSW | Revving up the Transition to Electric Vehicles and we’re having a meetup to greet her to Austin on Sunday the 12th at 6pm.
We have a table for 20 reserved so we’ll be limiting RSVPs for this meetup.
If you would like to join us, please RSVP here:
Join us as we show off our EVs at this monthly car meet.
We usually arrive around 7am so we can park near each other. Look for the EVA flag and join us!
If you want to let us know you’re coming, you can RSVP here:
Thanks to the organizers of the Electrify Expo, AustinEV will have a booth at the show this weekend! Come visit us if you are attending! We’ll have some AustinEV and EVA window clings and lapel pins you can grab if you want them. We’d just love to get a chance to say hi – it has been a while since we’ve all seen each other in person.
Learn more about the show at their site – here:
Fri – Nov 11: Industry Day 8am-5pm
Sat- Nov 12 : 10am-5pm
Sun- Nov 13: 10am-5pm
Want to volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer to help staff the booth, please let me know ASAP. We’re looking for 4-6 people who are willing to work a 3 hour shift. Let me know whether you are available Saturday or Sunday and also morning or afternoon when you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We should have exhibitor badges for these people so you should be able to spend the remainder of that day checking things out if you would like.
The EVA is running a membership drive and I hope you will consider joining the EVA and supporting the Austin chapter when you do. There are options for a basic membership, family memberships and business members. Your membership helps the organization provide the things we rely on at the national level to run our chapter and now a portion of your dues will go into a fund to support our local efforts as well.
You can join the EVA at myeva.org/join and select Austin as your chapter to support us.
We have two giveaways:
Electrify Expo has given us 6 general admission passes to the Expo this weekend. If you are an EVA member registered to support the Austin chapter by 5pm Wednesday 11/9, we’ll automatically add you to the list that we use to do a drawing on the evening of the 9th for 3 pairs of codes to register for general admission tickets on either Saturday or Sunday. If you are an EVA member that supports another chapter but are planning to be in town, feel free to reach out to me by 5pm Wednesday and I’ll add you to the drawing.
Aptera reservation codes:
Aptera is supporting the EVA by offering free reservation codes to our chapters to give away. If you are interested in getting on the Aptera reservation list, we have two codes to offer to our members. We’ll be doing a drawing for these codes at the conclusion of the membership drive at the end of November. If you are a member of the EVA by Nov 30 and you support the Austin chapter, email me with your interest and I will add you to the drawing. We have two codes to give away. If you are an EVA member that supports another chapter, please reach out to your chapter leadership to inquire about the opportunity with them. Each chapter has received two codes.