JoeS
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:08 am

iwatson wrote:I guess I'll vote ..........."YES" Volt's do count!...
Not an issue at all, as I really do appreciate the functionality of the Volt, especially as the range of the latest one approaches that of our i-MiEV. BTW, we have at least three active members of this forum with Volts. Pity I specifically excluded EV charging stations, as I have a number of photos showing how I was ICEd by Volts :roll: :P :o :)
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:06 am

Apple parking lot. Sorry no i-MiEVs (although my third i-MiEV had been owned by an Apple employee):

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From this article:

http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/08/apple- ... esla-fans/
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:31 am

JoeS wrote:I was originally going to make this a competition, but for now let's see what going on around the world...
You'd have to weight it somehow to make it fair - Those who live in a city which has 1,000 or more EV's get a multiplication factor of . . . . 1 - Those who live where there isn't another EV within 50 miles or so, get a multiplication factor of . . . . Oh, say 5,000 :lol:

I would have had to photograph your Tesla parked next to my iMiEV to even get the bare minimum qualification photo :mrgreen:

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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:52 pm

Went to the dentist today - iMiEV, 500e, Tesla S:

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EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:21 pm

Came across a Smart for 2 Electric today on the road, I was in the center and he was in the right lane. Pretty unusual to see another EV in these parts :D
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:04 am

EVs are really very common around here. Not surprising, since this area evidently has the second highest number of new EVs registered in the state.
http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/publications/ICCT_EV_Calif_Cities_201609.pdf
Bet if they took a count of all EVs just in my town we'd be number one!

So I parked next to a Leaf and a Tesla, with another Leaf in the distance, and as I was taking the picture this lady walked up to her Tesla and I mentioned how cool it was that she was parked right next to two other electric cars, to which gave me this totally clueless confused look ... same reaction a little later from the lady Leaf driver. Guess it's either a sign that electric cars have arrived and are so normal as to not even merit a comment ... or they thought some crazy person was trying to chat them up. (Sigh).

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A few days ago I had some business over at Google - unbelievable number of EVs and charging stations in their garages! It would be interesting to see their statistics (which I bet they have!). Sorry, forgot to take a photo.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:49 pm

Why anyone would take a Tesla to COSTCO is beyond me... the i-MiEV is sooo much more practical.

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EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:43 am

A few weeks ago, I encountered a Spark EV leaving the thrift store as I was coming in. My first confirmed sighting of one of those (lots of Sparks around, but either not EVs, or I couldn't get a good look). Then the other day, there was a Leaf at the grocery store. I saw the same Leaf in roughly the same location a few days later, so it may belong to an employee. I noticed it was from Carmax, so it's a fellow used EV driver. :) No pics though.

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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:37 am

At least the parking spaces have double lines.

In addition to my work's Volt and my car, there is now a Cadillac ELR at my workplace. This makes a total of four plug-ins at my work.

Also, this morning, I spotted a black i-MiEV parked along the road. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of it.
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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:30 am

Having gone on a cross-country road trip in the hybrid, I thought I'd post our count of plug-ins spotted either going down the road or parked in a parking lot (dealer lots/cars for sale not counted).

Day 1 (Pittsburgh to Topeka, Kansas)
1st Gen Volt - 4
2nd Gen Volt - 1
Tesla Model S - 3
Th!nk City - 1
BMW i3- 1

Day 2 (Topeka, Kansas to Alamosa, Colorado)
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid - 1
Tesla Model S - 1

Day 3 - No sightings

Day 4 (Alamosa, Colorado to Flagstaff, Arizona)
1st Gen Volt - 1

Day 5 (Flagstaff, Arizona to Bakersfield, California)
1st Gen Volt - 1
2nd Gen Volt - 4
Tesla Model S - 3
Tesla Model X - 4

Day 6 (Bakersfield, California through Seqoia to Fresno, California)
1st Gen Volt - 2
2nd Gen Volt - 3
Tesla Model S - 3
Nissan LEAF -3
Ford Focus Electric - 2
(Not that it counts, but I test drove a Bolt in Bakersfield)

Day 7 (Fresno, California through Silicon Valley/San Francisco to Sacramento, California)
1st Gen Volt - 8 (estimate, lost count)
2nd Gen Volt - 15+ (again, estimate)
Tesla Roadster - 1 (Very Orange in San Francisco)
Tesla Model S - 10+
Tesla Model X - 8 (estimate)
Tesla Model 3 RC - 2 (White and Midnight Silver pulling into Tesla HQ, pix in Model 3 thread.)
Spark EV - 1
Kia Soul EV - 2
VW eGolf - 2
I-MiEV - 1 (3 if I count Joe's...I'll leave that up to you guys.)
Chevy Bolt EV - 3

Day 8 (Sacramento, California to Elko, Nevada, didn't keep track too well)
1st Gen Volt - 1-3
Tesla Model S - 2-5
Tesla Model X - 1 (parked, along with two Model S, at the Dentist's office down the road from the Gigafactory)

Day 9 (Elko, Nevada to Laramie, Wyoming, also didn't track well)
1st Gen Volt - 1-3
Tesla Model S - 1-3

Day 10 (Laramie, Wyoming to Lincoln, Nebraska)
Nissan LEAF - 1 (being dolly towed by a U-Haul)

Day 11 (Lincoln, Nebraska to Normal, Illinois)
1st Gen Volt - 1
2nd Gen Volt - 1
I-MiEV - 4

Day 12 (Normal, Illinois to Pittsburgh, PA)
1st Gen Volt - 2
2nd Gen Volt - 1
Cadillac ELR - 1
Model S - 1
I-MiEV - 1
Nissan LEAF - 3 (1 charging at the hotel)
BMW i3 - 1
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
Solar-powered since 10/10/2013

"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015

2017 Bolt EV LT in Orange with QC - 7/31/2017

Driving electric since 2-21-2013.

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