NBEAA PAST MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Listed in reverse chronological order.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
Ken Coker and Brian Hall will describe the process of upgrading the batteries in Ken's Ranger EV to lithium.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
Dave Malloy's upgrade to Lithium batteries in his Fiero Slides
Sunday, September 23, 2012 11 AM to 3 PM National Plug-In Day North Bay Event
Coddingtown Mall
Santa Rosa
NPID2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
Margaret Bradley Foley's ActiveE slides to follow
Saturday, August 11, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
Mike Newell's LEAF update slides to follow
Saturday, July 14, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
PG&E rate structures. Andrew Au and Scott Warner of PG&E explained the rate structures and how to best determine what rate structure is best for you. The discussion included the proposed new EV rate structure. slides
Saturday, June 9, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol
"Show & Tell of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV" The presenter was Dean Seven of San Rafael Mitsubishi and the presentation included a review of the specifications of the i-MiEV.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 10 AM to Noon Santa Rosa Nissan
1345 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa
Alan Soule presented an overview of charging infrastructure and led a discussion of charging at home and away from home. Good turnout and thanks to our hosts at SR Nissan.
Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2012 Noon to 2 PM EcoOdessy in Freestone & Jenner EcoRing, a Sonoma County nonprofit promoting green businesses organized show & tells on Friday and Saturday. On Friday it was at Osmosis Spa, 209 Bohemian Hwy in Freestone. On Saturday it was at Jenner Inn, 10400 Hwy 1 in Jenner. EcoRing
photos
Saturday, April 14, 2012 11 AM to 4 PM Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa Montgomery Village celebrated Earth Day and the NBEAA was invited to display 7 vehicles. Turnout was great with lots of questions and interest from the public. photos
Saturday, April 7, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
John and Ellen Palmerlee presented their 1985 Toyota Pickup EV conversion. Ellen came up with the idea as her high school senior project, and it turned out to be a fun, useful and eye catching electric. They reported on the two year project, outline what's next and answer questions. Thanks again to our hosts at Blue Sky Center! The Project
Saturday, March 10, 2012 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
Jenny Bard, advocacy manager for the American Lung Association in California, discussed efforts to create a pilot peer to peer car sharing program in the Junior College neighborhood using Getaround that can serve as a model for the community to reduce car trips and greenhouse gases, save money, and promote alternative transportation options. Jenny recently leased a Nissan LEAF and has been working with Getaround to launch peer to peer car sharing in Santa Rosa. Thanks to our hosts at Blue Sky Center! Getaround
Saturday, February 4th, 2012 10 AM to noon Switch Vehicles at the Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
We were fortunate to hear about the new electric vehicle company in Sebastopol, Switch Vehicles. First the three partners described their product, the ?Switch?, and the company mission, and then everyone got to test drive the prototype Switch. The Switch has been designed to allow for easy customization to whatever features the owner wants to have on their Switch. Additionally, the Switch can be shipped in various states of completion so that the owners can do as much assembly work as they desire. The owner can purchase the framework for the Switch and supply and assemble all of the rest of the car or purchase a fully assembled car.
www.switchvehicles.com
more photos
Saturday, November 5th, 2011 10 AM to Noon eMotors at the Blue sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
"Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment" (A.K.A. EVSE or Charging Stations)
The new J1772-2009 240 volt 30 amp level 2 charging station interface will be discussed, demonstrated, and compared to J1772-2001 "Avcon", Small Paddle Inductive (SPI), Large Paddle Inductive (LPI), Tesla and NEMA. Nissan Leaves and Chevrolet Volts come with J1772-2009 inlets, and many new public EV charging station outlets -- most of them still free -- are being installed with this new interface. Pilot signal operation will be discussed, including what the charging station needs from the car and what cars that come with J1772 need from the charge station. Adapters going both ways between J1772-2001 and J1772-2009 as well as to 14-50 will be shown. Share your experiences of using these chargers around the Bay Area. Charging stations will be opened up and shown. Please bring a folding chair in case we swamp the facility and use up all of their chairs.
EVSE presentation

www.emotors.biz
Wikipedia SAE J1772 article
ChargePoint network
Saturday, October 15, 2011 1 PM Orchard View School Campus, Sebastopol EV Show-and-Tell at solar electric array and EV charging station celebration  
September 2011   Sonoma County Airport NBEAA members assisted the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Foundation (CAFE) in designing, installing and monitoring charging for the 2 electic and 1 plug-in hybrid airplanes that competed in the Green Flight Challenge.
http://cafefoundation.org/v2/gfc_main.php
Friday, May 6, 2011 10 AM Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA EcoOdyssey EV Show-and-Tell at rail car drive by media event
Saturday, April 16, 2011 10 AM Downtown Sebastopol NBEAA Apple Blossom parade entry
Saturday, April 2, 2011 10 AM to Noon Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA Cordel Stillman will share is brand new all-electric Nissan Leaf, including giving rides. He will also show us the 4 240 volt level II J1772 chargers that were installed at the Sonoma County Water Agency.
Nissan Leaf website: www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/
Saturday, March 12, 2011 2-4 PM
Note: this is later than our normal morning meeting timeslot.
Soule Building Systems, 475-C Portal Street, Cotati, CA
Note: Bring your own folding chair, and a coat: it will be inside of an unheated shop without chairs in order to accomodate an expected larger than usual crowd.
Ron Gremban, Technology Lead for CalCars, is the proud owner of one of the very first Chevrolet Volts, the world's first production PHEV. CalCars successfully advocated for the auto companies to build plug-in vehicles by pioneering the first-ever PHEV conversion of a Prius (Ron's other car), and is now advocating for the mass-produced conversion of millions of gasoline pickup trucks and larger vehicles into PHEVs and BEVs, in order to advance the electrification of transportation by a decade. Ron is now also working on a project, in partnership with Cessna, to electrify the most popular light aircraft ever built, the Cessna 172.

Ron will show off his Volt, give rides, and answer questions on a wide range of EV topics. Come join us to see this new car and celebrate a significant milestone in automotive history with one of the key players in the movement!


Chevrolet Volt website: chevrolet.com/volt/
CalCars website: calcars.org
Wednesday December 22, 2010   Novato Chevrolet CalCars founders Felix Cramer and Ron Gremban take delivery of their Chevrolet Volt PHEVs.
Saturday December 11, 2010   North Bay Nissan, Petaluma The first Nissan all-electric Leaf is delivered.
Saturday September 25, 2010 10 AM to noon CAFE Foundation hangar, west side of the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, right next to the building at 5800 Windsor Road.
Directions from freeway 101: go west on Shiloh Road. It will end at Windsor Road, next to the Shiloh Cemetery. Turn left (south) and go about 1 mile. There will be an open gate on your left before you get to Mark West Station Road. The left turn entryway is for the Experimental Aircraft Association 124 meeting hall. Turn left and go all the way to the back to the CAFE hangar. map of hangar
The CAFE Foundation is inviting the NBEAA group to come to their hangar to talk about electric aircraft, the Electric Aircraft Symposium, and the NASA Green Flight Challenge for 2011. There are actually electric aircraft currently flying -- you may have seen some in the news. There are also a couple of companies that are preparing to sell electric aircraft. The CAFE Foundation has been around for about 30 years. The CAFE Foundation has been involved in helping the aircraft industry improve the efficiency of general aviation aircraft. For the last 4 1/2 years they have held the yearly Electric Aircraft Symposium in the Bay Area to help promote the development of electric aircraft. They are also involved with NASA to organize an aircraft efficiency contest that will be giving away $1.5 M in July of 2011. This contest will be held at the Sonoma County airport. This contest will be to test the efficiency of many different propulsion types, including electric motors. Come to this meeting to talk about the state of the art designs and proposals of these future aircraft. www.cafefoundation.org
Monday September 13, 2010   Clos du Bois Winery
Geyserville
NBEAA show-and-tell at Clos du Bois 4 MW solar project unveiling media event
North Bay Business Journal article
Saturday August 28, 2010 10 AM to noon American Lung Association
115 Talbot Avenue
Santa Rosa
Come see two freeway capable electric motorcycles -- Brian Phillips' 2008 Vectrix VX-1 and Steve Bush's Zero S. A comparison of key electric motorcycle features will be presented, then Brian and Steve will share their basis for making their decisions and details about how to purchase, get rebates, license and insure and charge their bikes. Then the bikes will be shown and they will give helmeted rides around the parking lot -- one large helmet will be available for passengers -- followed by spectators watching them drive their bikes on the street.
Freeway capable electric motorcycle comparison table
Brian's Vectrix VX-1
Steve's Zero S
Saturday July 24, 2010 10 AM to noon Casa Grande High School
Science building Room E8
333 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma
Come see Case Grande High School science teacher Sten Mander's freshly completed 1991 Corrolla wagon EV conversion. He will share with us his challenges to get the right information and the right components for his car, and discuss his effort to get EV charging available at his school. Then the car will be shown and rides will be given. There is some charging avaiable -- contact Chris per the NBEAA home page if you are interested in charging your EV there.
presentation given
Sten's web page
Thursday July 22, 2010 6:30 PM French Garden Restaurant
8050 Bodega Avenue
Sebastopol
NBEAA presentation to the Science Buzz Cafe
Alan Soule and Chris Jones will share their Tesla Roadster and Mustang EV conversion respectively, and discuss the science of electric vehicles.
  
presentation given
French Garden Restaurant website
Saturday, June 26, 2010   Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park EV show-and-tell at the American Lung Association Breathe Easy Ride
action.lungusa.org/site/TR?fr_id=1320&pg=entry
Saturday May 22, 2010 10 AM to noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
Come see the Lithium Iron Phosphate upgrade that Thunderstruck Motors performed on Stephen Ruppenthal's 1965 Type 3 Karmann Ghia. LiFePO4 prices have come down and battery management systems have been developed to make this type of upgrade feasible for more EV drivers. Stephen now enjoys a 100 mile range, and a lighter car compared to the original flooded lead acid configuration. Technical details of the batteries and BMS will be shared by Thunderstruck personnel, then the car will be shown and rides will be given. Stephen's web page
Progress of capacity, power and price of LiFePO4 batteries and BMSs
Wednesday April 21, 2010 11:30 AM to 2 PM Medtronics on Unocal Place in Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell for Medtronics Employee Earth Day Celebration
Note: this event is only for Medtronics employees and those showing their EVs.
Saturday, November 13, 2009 10 AM to Noon General Dynamics
511 Grove Street
Healdburg
Note: this is a secure facility. You will be greeted at the entrance and escorted through the site.
NBEAA member Alan Soule will present his Tesla Roadster, then he and Bob Bressler will give rides to attendees in their Teslas!

NOTE: in the event of larger than normal attendance, Alan has agreed to stay after continuing to give rides until he gets low on charge. But since some people may not be able to stay late, Chris Jones will have a clipboard and will be taking names of those interested in a ride along with the time of their arrival, and Alan will give rides in the order of arrival. Chris will arrive by 9:30 AM.

  
presentation given
Tesla Motors website
Saturday, October 17, 2009 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
NBEAA Technical Series: EV Donor Vehicles

An overview of efficient donor vehicles with enough payload to carry EV components, and ways to safely and securely mount the EV components inside of them will be presented. Then Dave Malloy will present how he converted his Fiero. Followed by show-and-tell of EVs and rides.

donor car overview presentation given
paper that donor car presentation is based on
Dave Malloy's presentation
Dave Malloy's website
Sunday, September 20, 2009 9 AM to 3 PM Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
EV show-and-tell at the Blue Sky Center's Electric Vehicle Public Demonstration Day

Events include EV demonstrations and rides, brief lectures, and tours of the Blue Sky Center facilities, showcasing the several EV businesses that have recently started or moved there. As many as 20 Electric cars will be present, including a 1966 Ford Mustang, three Vintage Porsche replicas, a Tango, a Corbin Sparrow, and a GEO Prism. There will also be electric vehicle motorcycles, scooters and bikes. This is planned to be the largest display of EVs in Sonoma County in many years. The attending public will be asked to select the "Best in Show" vehicle. Three 30 minute lectures will include the topics "How do EV?s work?", "Can I make my own EV?" and "Why drive an Electric Vehicle?"

Ross at the Blue Sky Center, 823-3227
Saturday, September 12, 2009 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
NBEAA Technical Series: EV Charging Systems

An overview of safe, high power, high efficiency durable traction and accessory battery chargers required to charge EV batteries will be presented. Then testimonials by people who have used different EV charging systems will be given. Followed by show-and-tell of EVs and rides.

presentation given
charger comparison chart
DCDC converter comparison chart
Saturday, August 15, 2009 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
NBEAA Technical Series: EV Batteries and Management Systems

An overview of safe, high power, deep cycle, long life, durable batteries and their management systems required to power EV drive systems will be presented. Then testimonials by people who have used different EV batteries will be given. Followed by show-and-tell of EVs and rides. Note: this will be similar to the NBEAA EV battery meeting held Saturday, February 9, 2008.

presentation given
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 5 to 8:30 PM Courthouse Square, downtown Santa Rosa Show-and-tell at Sonoma County Transit Authority's Way to Go Expo at the Downtown Market. SCTA flyer
Saturday, June 13, 2009 10 AM to Noon Blue Sky Center
6791 Sebastopol Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
NBEAA Technical Series: EV Drive Systems

An overview of the safe, high power, high efficiency, durable motors, motor controllers and drivelines required for EV use will be presented. Then testimonials by people who have used different drive systems will be given. Followed by show-and-tell of EVs and rides.

presentation given
May 22, 2009 Noon to 1:30 PM
Santa Rosa High School EV Show-and-Tell at the Annual Santa Rosa High School Car Show
Note: this event is for Santa Rosa High School students and faculty only.
 
May 17, 2009 10 AM to 4 PM
(show cars to arrive by 8:30 AM)
Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael EV Show-and-Tell at the First Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d' Elegance
www.MarinSonomaConcours.org
April 25, 2009 10-11:30 AM Downtown Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade EV Entry
Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA Nissan showed their EV proof-of-concept Vehicle. See third article in April 2009 Newsletter at nbeaa_newsletter_2009-04-04.txt and last article in May 2009 newsletter at nbeaa_newsletter_2009-05-20_revised_06-07.txt for details.
  
Saturday, January 10, 2009 10 AM to Noon Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA Robb Prothroe of Plug-In Supply will present the fleet of Prius plug-in hybrid conversions he is doing for the Sonoma County Water Agency. These vehicles utilize Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, and will go 35 miles and 52 MPH on battery power only! Hosted by Cordel Stillman, Capital Projects Manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency. See the following for more details: www.pluginsupply.com
www.scwa.ca.gov
Saturday, August 30, 2008 10 AM - 4 PM Napa County Airport EV Show-and-tell at the Experimental Aircraft Association (the other EAA) Napa Airport Day  
August 16, 2008   Saint Helena Show-and-tell at Congressman Mike Thompson's Pasta Feed with special guest Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Note that this event is invite only.
Picture of NBEAA member Don McGrath's Corbin Sparrow EV on the front page of the Napa Register:
     
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM (4:00 PM setup) Downtown Farmer's Market, Mendocino Avenue and Fourth Street, Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell at the Way to Go Alternative Transportation Expo
Wednesday through Sunday, July 2-6, 2008 11 AM to 8 PM Marin Center, San Rafael EV Show-and-tell at the Marin County Fair Alt Fuel Expo Solar charging provided courtesy of Liz Teese of SolaRover, www.solarover.com
Saturday, June 28, 2008 10 AM to 4 PM Sonoma Mountain Village, Rohnert Park EV show-and-tell at the American Lung Association Breathe Easy Ride
June 22, 2008   Santa Rosa Show-and-tell at Congressman Mike Thompson's Pasta Feed.
Note that this event is invite only.
Saturday, June 14, 2008 10 AM to 2 PM Vacaville City Hall Conference Rooms A and B to start; enter from back where EV chargers are Ed Heustis, Vacaville City Fleet Manager, will discuss his fleet of 25 RAV4EVs -- the largest EV fleet owned by a city, solar powered charging stations, and local EV incentives paid for by grants obtained by his nationally recognized Alternative Fuels Program. We will meet in the conference room until noon, grab nearby lunches, then tour the charging facilities via rides for those who bring their EVs. Bring your EV! Other local EAA chapters are always invited but will be specifically invited to this event. Presentation given by Ed Huestis (1 MB PDF file!)

The following 8 people brought their EVs to the meeting to share with another dozen EV enthusiasts and another half dozen Avanti enthusiasts:
John Warobiew's 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI conversion
Gene Watson's 1994 Pontiac conversion
Chris Jones' 1966 Ford Mustang conversion
Mike Rydjord's Solectria Force with new Greensaver batteries
Stan Ireland's 2002 Toyota RAV4EV
Ed Huestis' Toyota RAV4EV
Tom Dowling's Toyota RAV4EV
Dave Heacock's 1985 Avanti conversion (under construction)

Picture of Gene, Mike, Ed, Chris, Stan and John charging under the solar carport at the Bella Vista Park and Ride lot:

Video and pictures of Dave Heacock's Avanti's wheels turning with electric power: link to Avanti club website

Links to more information:
Directions to Vacaville City Hall
Vacaville's 11 EV charging centers
Vacaville's EV Incentive Program

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 10 AM to 4 PM Downtown Santa Rosa NBEAA Rose Parade entry and show-and-tell booth at following festival www.roseparadefestival.com
April 2008 over lunch Medtronics on Unocal Place in Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell for Medtronics Employee Earth Day Celebration
Note: this event is only for Medtronics employees and those showing their EVs.
 
Sunday April 20, 2008   Whole Foods in downtown Sebastopol Show-and-tell for Earth Day Event  
Friday April 18, 2008 7:30 AM to 2 PM Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Show-and-tell at Santa Rosa Junior College Spring Forum: "Sustainable Society: Teaching the Environment at SRJC". Note that this event is for SRJC faculty and staff only except for those showing their EVs.  
Wednesday and Thursday, March 26-27, 2008 much of both days California Air Resources Board (CARB) Headquarters, Sacramento CARB Plug-In America (PIA) EV Rally and Public Hearings on the 2008 ZEV Mandate See last article in April Newsletter at nbeaa_newsletter_2008-04-02.txt for details.
Saturday, February 9, 2008 10 AM to noon American Lung Association, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa Panel discussion on EV batteries and battery management systems by those who use them. battery presentation given
Powercheq battery equalizer presentation given
Friday, February 1, 2008   Santa Rosa Meeting with State Senator Patricia Wiggins Presentation made by Stan Ireland and Chris Jones to her and her assistant: SustainableTransportationInitiative.pdf
Saturday, January 12, 2008 10 AM to noon American Lung Association, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa Darren Overby will present his recently converted plug-in hybrid gasoline electric Prius. www.diy-mpg.com/
Saturday, November 10, 2007 10 AM - NOON American Lung Association, 115 Talbot Avenue, Santa Rosa Chris Jones will present his Valence lithium ion powered Mustang EV conversion. web site
Saturday, September 29, 2007 TBD Spring Lake Regional Park, Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell at the American Lung Association 29th Annual Asthma Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2007   Sonoma Mountain Village, 1212 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park EV Show-and-tell at the Sonoma Mountain Art and Wine Festival
Saturday, September 1, 2007 10 AM - 4 PM Napa County Airport EV Show-and-tell at the Experimental Aircraft Association (the other EAA) Napa Airport Day
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Downtown Farmer's Market, Mendocino Avenue and Fourth Street, Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell at the Way to Go Alternative Transportation Expo www.srdowntownmarket.com
Saturday, July 14th, 2007 10 AM - noon Oak Room
Sonoma Mountain Village
1400 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park
Tom Gage, President and CEO of AC Propulsion, will present their 150 mile range, 80A charge capable eBox Scion xB conversion at Sonoma Mountain Village, where he will be charging it at 50A from their 1.3 megaWatt photovoltaic system. www.acpropulsion.com
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 TBD Calistoga NBEAA Independance Day Parade Entry  
Saturday, June 30, 2007   Sonoma Mountain Village, 1212 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park EV Show-and-tell at the American Lung Association 30th Annual Breathe Easy Ride
Wednesday-Sunday, June 20-24, 2007 noon - 10 PM Petaluma Fairgrounds EV Show-and-tell at the Sonoma Marin Fair www.sonoma-marinfair.org
Saturday, June 9th, 2007 10 AM - noon Thunderstruck Motors
3200 Dutton Avenue #319
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Brian Hall, Main Fuse of Thunderstruck Motors and National Electric Drag Racing Association President (NEDRA)
- Thunderstruck Motors electric motorcycle products overview
- NEDRA drag racing movies
- How to make your car go faster
www.thunderstruck-ev.com
www.nedra.com
Friday - Sunday, June 8 - 10, 2007 noon - 8 PM Friday, 10 AM - 8 PM Saturday and Sunday Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa EV Show-and-tell at the Health and Harmony Festival www.harmonyfestival.com
Saturday, May 26th, 2007   Vacaville NBEAA Parade entry  
Monday, May 21, 2007 6 - 9 PM: FREE FOOD SERVED 6-7 PM Santa Rosa Junior College Trade Tech Lounibos Building, 2 blocks south of Armory Drive and Elliott Avenue on Armory; main address 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. We are meeting one bay north of the southeast corner of the Lounibos buiding, which is in the southwest corner of the campus. Mark Armstrong, SRJC Automotive Technology Instructor
Getting Up Off The Couch 101", SRJC Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program (AUTO 190-192)
If you're not happy with our current fuel options you can either sit on your couch and complain about it, or get up and do something about it. Santa Rosa Jr. College offers four exciting alternative fuels courses that are not only innovative and educational, but one of a kind. What makes our program one of a kind is the combining of a traditional class lecture that one would find in the science department, with a hands-on shop course that one would find in our Trade-Tech department. We teach "how to" then we "do".
This year we have added an exciting new option to our list of building projects. Since the inception of the program electrical output fuels have always been a large part of the "alternative" fuel mix. This year, just in time to fuel up from Trade-Tech's new solar array, we have started a build on our very first EV. We are currently developing an EV build protocol/recipe-list, with the hopes of more quickly duplicating our EV work and expanding on the class' efforts. Come by and charge your EV from one of our four new L6-30 240 volt 30 amp single phase 2 pole AC power outlets.
http://busapp02.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/ProgramOfStudy.aspx?ProgramType=1&Program=003032&Version=02
Saturday, May 19th, 2007 10 AM Downtown Santa Rosa NBEAA Rose Parade entry www.roseparadefestival.com
Saturday, May 12th, 2007 10 AM Downtown Windsor NBEAA Windsor Parade entry www.ci.windsor.ca.us
Saturday, April 14th, 2007 10 AM - noon Copperfield's Books
2316 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Sherry Boschert, author, "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America"
Plug-in hybrid vehicles that can get 100 mpg will save drivers money, reduce pollution, and increase national security. People from both ends of the political spectrum are pushing for plug-in hybrids. How can you get one? Get the details from a talk by Sherry Boschert, author of Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America (New Society Publishers). The talk will be followed by book-signings. Plug-in vehicles will be on display for viewing in the parking lot.
www.sherryboschert.com
March 10, 2007 10 AM - noon ZAP Warehouse
NE corner of W 8th and Donahue Streets
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
10:00 introductions
10:10 announcements
10:15 K O, booster, Electric Moose Club
After 2 years of seeking a home for an EV building project with middle-schoolers the Boys & Girls Club of Martinez has offered to host a transplant of Palo Alto's 13-years-successful Electric Moose Club. What the Electric Moose club does and how it affects young people's lives, what potential the B&G Clubs can offer the EV movement and do to revitalize the Electrathon in California will be discussed.
10:45: Alex Campbell, Director of Communications, ZAP
ZAP will demo their XEBRA EV at their US distribution facilities, and answer questions about their plans for the future.
www.zapworld.com

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