Austin, TX has been home to many tech trends, but none quite as gripping as the EV movement. If you’re thinking of owning an EV, owned one for years or are even a conversion enthusiast, Austin Electric Vehicle Association (AustinEV) invites you to join us next Tuesday July 7, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WHOLEFOODS in the Domain.
As we gear up for the new 2016 EV’s entering the market, we wish to enlighten our audience with up and coming news, trends, technology and will be featuring a surprise guest speaker.
Sunday April 12, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin is holding an electric and alternative vehicles fair, with a chance to hear Zach Baumer, manager of the Austin Climate Protection Program in the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability.
If you’re going or showing your vehicle, take photos or report the experience back to us!
Texas Health Credit Union (4800 Grover), 12 noon to 2 pm, April 12, 2015
“Featuring the Nissan Leaf, Ford Plug-In Hybrid, Toyota Prius & Prius 5, Tesla S, UT Solar Car Team, car2go, a hybrid school bus, charging station demo, electric scooters, and more! Explore your options of the present and future!” (http://austinuu.org/wp2013/current-weekly-bulletin/)
Chevy Bolt 2015 Concept – courtesy of photos-autos.com
Come join our talk about the future of EV technology and advancement!
Austin, TX on March 3, 2015 in celebration of AustinEV’s Quarterly Round-up
Austin, TX has been home to many tech trends, but none as gripping as the EV movement. If you’re thinking of owning an EV, owned one for years or are even a conversion enthusiast Austin Electric Vehicle Association (AustinEV) invites you to join us next Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WHOLEFOODS in the Domain. As we load up for the new 2016 EV’s entering the market, we wish to enlighten our audience with up and coming news, trends, technology and with a very special surprise guest speaker. Only way to see it is to be there, trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
AustinEV reserved the Domain Whole Foods 2nd Floor Community Room on Thursday, October 9th, from 6:30-8pm to discuss the November Food Drive and other concerns. Please join us and invite others! Let us know you’re coming on our facebook event page
Kathy and the Kilowatts playing after the rain. Photo by Mark Witt.
This year’s National Drive Electric Week “Picnic in the Park” ended up being “rain AND shine”
The first car to roll in was Ed F.’s Tesla Model S, with 10,310 oil-free miles, soon to be joined by 23 other electric vehicles for a combined (recorded) total of 275,841 oil-free miles on the road!
This year had the most models we’ve seen, including a BMW i3 that drew almost as much attention as the Zero motorcycles joining the event for the first time this year. The wheel-to-wheel row of Teslas were a beauty to behold, and the Volts and Leafs were driven in with wide EV grins as well as MiEVs, a Ford Fusion, Toyota Rav4, and conversions from long-time AustinEV members Brian and Jennifer L., and Ben J. There were more two wheeled vehicles this year, including a first time conversion motorcycle, as well as Mark W., Mark S., and Audrey S. from Electric Avenue Scooters on a trio of lithium powered scooters.
Larry S. sharing donuts and his Volt-inspired oil free (s)miles! (photo from Larry S.)
Many attendees were seen sporting beautiful face (and arm) paintings thanks to Tami of Paradise Face Painting, and Kathy and the Kilowatts played both amped (pre-rain) and acoustic (post rain), proving once again that Austin is used to all kinds of weather.
AustinEV operating partner and owner of Smart Charge Residential Joseph Barletta, was a guest on KOOP radio’s Shades of Green talk show sharing information regarding the National Drive Electric Week event.
Aren’t you listening to the show anyway? But in case you missed it, the podcast is available for your listening pleasure.
National Drive Electric Week’s Austin Party will be held September 20, 2014. Details to come!
We’re finalizing the details! It’s going to be a party with a photograph! Bring your park-safe picnic for some socializing and entertainment, then take part in an aerial-view heart showing how much you love your EV!
We have hopes that a special invitation can get their vehicle out of California in time, and another can show us some old-school EV luxury. And you! You’ll be there too, right?
If you have your own celebration planned for the week, let us know and we’ll add it to our event page!
[update 8/8: We asked Kathy and the Kilowatts to play for all you lovers of Austin Blues (and because of the name. We won’t lie). They said yes!]
[update 8/8 v2: We also have an online donations form to help offset the cost of the event and promote the Austin Area EAA chapter of the Electric Auto Association. We were informed that donors of amounts in excess of $1000 can request the ID of the EAA for tax purposes, otherwise a print out of the page should be adequate.]