Previous Meetings

February 10, 2024

In our February 2024, we heard from Keysight Technologies about their work and perspective around electric vehicles. We also discussed changing leadership roles for April.

Presentation: Keysight E-Mobility Test Solutions — Dr. Mark Pierpoint

January 13, 2024

In our January 2024, we met at Platinum Chevrolet in Santa Rosa! We discussed changes to the federal EV tax credit, the release of the SAE J3400 charging standard (NACS) and get a local dealership perspective on electric vehicles.

Presentation: Discussion and Q&A — Scott Daniels

December 09, 2023

In the December 2023 meeting we vote on a strategic planning for NBEAA in 2024, calls for video submissions around electrification, EV comparisons and policies, and a report back on the Sonoma County Transportation Authority — Citizens Advisory Committee.

November 11, 2023

In the November 2023 meeting we discuss strategic planning for NBEAA in 2024, how to talk about charging, and upcoming vehicles.

October 14, 2023

In the October 2023 meeting we discuss our National Drive Electric Week event at Sonoma Clean Energy Center, more battery technology in Toyota’s EV plan, local EV adoption, and more.

Presentation: EV Growth Locally — Cecelia Sullivan

September 09, 2023

In the September 2023 meeting we discuss local National Drive Electric Week at Sonoma Clean Energy Center, LFP battery advancement, legislation updates, new charging products and vehicles, and more.

Presentation: Leveraging the Inflation Reduction Act: Getting a car NOT made in America — Gerry Glaser

Book mentioned: The Sharing Solution by Janelle Orsi & Emily Doskow
Published by NOLO.
First edition printed in 2009.

August 12, 2023

In the August 2023 meeting we discuss National Drive Electric Week with Sonoma Clean Power, the Bolt’s return, and cost of charging versus gasoline. This meeting was shorter since we focused on peer-to-peer discussion at a picnic.

Post meeting, discussions were had of vehicle purchase experiences, early EV failures and rehabilitation, outreach to community, and EVSE charging speeds.

July 08, 2023

In the July 2023 meeting we discuss follow ups on recent California bills, more news of major automakers, charging providers switching to the North American Charging Standard (NACS) and sample experience of travel charging in California.

Presentations:

Installing Heat Pump Water Heater — Sonja Cary
Electrify Everything — Gerry Glaser

June 10, 2023

In the June 2023 meeting we discuss follow ups on recent California bills, and the big news of major automakers switching to the North American Charging Standard (NACS).

Presentation: The (Incomplete) History of Charging in (Mostly) the United States — Cecelia Sullivan

May 13, 2023

In the May 2023 meeting we discuss follow ups on recent California bills, saying “goodbye” to the Chevy Bolt, and the EV6.

Presentation: Kia EV6 Review — Dominic Houlemard