National Drive Electric Week 2015

  Although termed as National Drive  Electric Week 2015, this year's week-long exposition takes place in more than just the United States.  In China, Australia, Canada, the UK and the US there are electric auto shows occurring. Through the support of Nissan, Plug-In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association from as early as September 12th, until September 20th, electric cars are displayed by owners and corporations alike.  But it's more than merely a car club or two showing off their cars. It's an expose to showcase all aspects of life in and around the ideal of driving, if not living with electricity as an energy source.  While many of us has electricity in our homes, the vast majority still travel away to refuel our transportation.  But Electric Vehicle owners have the unique ability, via rooftop solar, to refuel at home, every day for free. If you are so inclined, take the opportunity to attend a local Drive Electric Week show this year.  You can find one near you here : https://driveelectricweek.org/events.php Also, check out these great videos from around the world that show what's happening during National Drive Electric Week 2015
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2014 December Holiday Party

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2014 December Holiday Party

The party is being hosted by SF BayLEAFs What: SF BayLEAFs Holiday Party Who: SF BayLEAFs & EAASV Where: 1215 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale CA There are only 9 reservations remaining as of this posting, so get 'em while they're hot. There will be L2 and L3 chargers available. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-registration-14257196659
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2014 November Meeting (Canceled)

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2014 November Meeting (Canceled)

  Who: N/A Where:  N/A When:  N/A Instead of meeting at HP, we've been invited to the SF BayLEAFs Holiday Party https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-registration-14257196659
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Charge Across Town – Palo Alto (Oct 8th 2014)

Charge Across Town You may remember Sven Thesen from our 2014 May meeting where he spoke about his involvement in the decision of Palo Alto to pass a law for EV charging in all new structures in the city.   He's bringing more EV fun to the city again at City Hall in downtown Palo Alto on October 8th.  But I will let him tell you in his own words...
Greetings EV Drivers! If you have friends and colleagues interested in test driving EVs but don’t want to go to a dealership, send them to this Wednesday’s EV Ride & Drive at Palo Alto ‘s City Hall from 10am-3pm.   BMW fans: EV I3s & I8s are part of the ride & drive! Sign up at: http://www.chargeacrosstown.com/ As an added bonus, on Wednesday at 9:30am, Palo Alto’s Mayor is launching a new quick charger (CHAdeMO, Leafs, RAV4s, i-Mievs) at Lytton and Alma Street, ~4 blocks from City Hall.  Bring your EV, tell the Mayor why this is important and be one of the first to use this free charger. And HELP - Charge Across Town is looking for volunteers to help with the above event Contact Maureen Blanc (maureen@chargeacrosstown.com) if you can help out, even if for part of the time.  I understand that she will buy lunch and more… EV Secret:  The quick charger noted at Lytton and Alma above is, as of today, operational! Swing by for a free quick charge!  BUT take your time in the parking, whoever designed the charging area had likely never driven an EV, never mind used a quick charger!!!
You can register via EventBrite, it's free.  The event will be held at the King Plaza in Palo Alto. Wednesday, Oct 8th 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM http://www.eventbrite.com/e/palo-alto-electric-vehicle-ride-drive-bmw-i3-more-ev-week-2014-registration-13191463021?ref=ebtn
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2014 October through January Meetings – Survey

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for Largest Parade of Electric Vehicles

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Largest Parade of Electric Vehicles

From Cupertino, CA, USA in Silicon Valley, the Electric Auto Association of Silicon Valley, SF BayLEAFs, and SAP  now hold the record for the Largest Parade of Electric Vehicles at 507. We would like to thank Geoff Ryder and SAP for offering the opportunity to set the new World Record.  Without the great number of participants that signed up and came for this event, there would have been no event.  Thank you all for coming and driving Silicon Valley to the new World Record.

Stats

Over 9,000,000 electric miles driven Over 1500 people registered for the parade Over 500 vehicles in the parade Over 300 EV Test Rides via Experience Electric More than 30 different EV models

Unique Vehicles in the Parade:

AC Propulsion T-Zero AC Propulsion e-Box Kia Soul EV Solectria Force Vetrix Motorbike

Sponsors

A Big Thank You to our Gold Sponsors SAP, PG&E, Schneider, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Nissan, DriveNow, ChargePoint,  Green Team & Breathe California, E-Mobility Coast to Coast (Dutch Consulate). Thank you to our Silver level sponsors AAA, NRG/ eVgo, Recarge/ PlugShare, Volta Charging Thanks all our other vendors ELV Motors, FAQWare, Moonra e-Bikes, Silicon Segway, Aerovironment, Darfon, Lightning Motorcycles & Kranked Bikes, Electric Motor Werks, Patterson Hotel Associates, and AutoTechCouncil

Special Thanks to Hardworking Individuals

Wes Lambert - Current President EAASV Maddi Hausmann - Treasurer EAASV & SF BayLEAFs Kent Okasaki - Vice President EAASV Marina Cerin-Stith - Director of SF BayLEAFs Paul Stith - Former Vice President EAASV Jerry Pohorsky - Former President EAASV Geoff Ryrder - EV Program Manager, SAP

Thanks to All Our Volunteers

Mike Thompson, Michael Mora, Kim Kinoshita, T.Kim Parnell, Indradeep Ghosh, Doug Brentlinger, Ben White, Susan Parks, Arnold de Leon, Geoffrey Wong, Suzanne Grisham, Michael Menendez, Peter Graf, Jennifer Miller and everyone else who worked to make this event a success.
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2014 October Meeting

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Come out to the 2014 October Meeting for the EAASV

Who: Electric Motor Werks: Valery Miftakhov / Terry "Iron Butt" Hershner Where:  3000 Hanover St, Palo Alto, CA When:  Saturday, October 18th 2014 10 AM to Noon VW canceled to say that they weren't ready to show off the e-Golf, but fortunately we have some locals who have other interesting things to say. As always we will have coffee and pastries, please donate to the food fund, Thank You  
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SAP World Record Sign Up

For the World Record Sign up Please follow this link
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Aug 2014 Meeting

  GenZe-LogoLG Speaker: Yesim Erez Time: 10 AM to 12 PM (2 Hour2) Date: August 16th 2014 Place: 3000 Hanover St,  Palo Alto Food and Drinks will be provided.  We hope that you will come out to test ride the new scooter Copy of the Power Point Presentation in PDF Club Meeting GenZe videos
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Silicon Valley STEAM Festival 2014

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