blownb310
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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:21 am

Wow, you're bringing both your i-Miev and your Volt?

I'm getting excited Glenn!

I'm going to Guptill's this morning and checking out the electrical situation. I want to get some signs like this made as well.

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:36 am

I'm going to try to bring both but definitely the Volt. I'll wait back to hear from you if you think there will be a little bit of a charge there for me for the MiEV.
Thanks,
Glenn

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:44 pm

gmarcucio wrote:I'm going to try to bring both but definitely the Volt. I'll wait back to hear from you if you think there will be a little bit of a charge there for me for the MiEV.
Thanks,
Glenn

We'l have a large 220V generator and two level two chargers Glenn. You're covered. I can't imagine the event happening without your super clean i-Miev being there!

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:48 pm

Cool, I'll plan on bringing the MiEV :D Maybe the Volt too

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:20 pm

Here are some pics of the signs and banner that I laid out and ordered this morning.


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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:03 pm

More and more registrations are rolling in as we get closer to the event. The owners have sent me these pictures of their rides.

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:48 am

Here's an update on the upcoming Capital District EV Driver's Group event at Guptill's on the 29th.

The event link is here: National Plug-in Day EV car event

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Electric Vehicles registered so far:

4 Nissan LEAF
3 Honda Fit EV
3 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive
2 Tesla Model S
2 Chevrolet Volt
1 Mitsubishi i [Hopefully tonymil will also bring his to make 2].
1 Ford Fusion Energi
1 Honda Accord Plug-In
1 Ford Focus Electric
1 Harley Davidson EV conversion motorcycle

New things are coming together every day now. Now we're going to have electric RC cars races as well. We have mini orange pylons to set up a course. We'll have EV music playing, ice cream, EV test drives, and EV parade, and group photo shoot. I have solar equipment venders coming, and charging station vender displays as well.

Heck, it's not out of the question that we'll have some "Electric Slide" line dancing going on too. :P
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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:39 am

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Well the Capital District EV Driver's Group's first ever EV event went great and we had three i-Mievs in attendance. :) The above picture even made it to the top of the Sierra Club's blog entry for the National Plug-in Day weekend recap.

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Glenn Marcucio had the most impressive display by bringing both of his EV's plus a borrowed i-Miev dealership sign. He actually hauled the 6.5' tall sign in the back of his Volt! His wife followed him to the event in their nicely striped i-Miev.

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These last two pics are of our fellow board member Tonymil's i-Miev. It was great to finally meet you Tony and thanks for coming out!

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A few other pics from the event:

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We had 31 EV's in attendance. Here we are lining them up for the parade.
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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:41 am

Unfortunately, we didn't have any i-Mievs join us this time, but here is a report from our group's second outing and first drive event for my Capital District EV Driver's group, up to the summit of Mt. Greylock. This is the highest point in Massachusetts.

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We had five EV's participate. Two Fit EV's, two Leafs, and one Smart ED. Our first order of business was to drive over to Bob's Country Kitchen in Lanesboro, MA for lunch.

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The weather was perfect and we got some great pictures.

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After enjoying the camaraderie at the summit and swapping stories, we all went our separate ways, but made a plan to reset our trip meters and try to record our rates of regeneration on the 8 mile decent to the lower visitor's center. Here's the raw data that I can offer from my Fit EV:

I left the peak with 29 miles remaining on my distance to empty readout. After the drive down to the lower visitor's center my display rose up to 54 miles remaining. The trip computer said I had traveled 8 miles, recaptured 7.9 miles worth of current, with just .1 mile of actual usage. From the Visitor center down and back home it read: 26 miles traveled, 7.8 miles recaptured, for a total of 18.4 miles of actual electrical usage. In my garage it showed 40 miles of range remaining with a 36% charge left. Travis' Fit EV had 25% charge remaining when he got home to Nassau. [He carried additional passengers up the mountain and lives a bit further away than I do.] This performance was a pleasant surprise for both of us, because we didn't know for sure that we could make the trip.

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And I thought I might not be able to make the 75 mile round trip with the long, steep climbs and high elevations.

It turns out it was actually pretty easy. :)
Mike

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Re: Anyone here in upstate NY? [Albany /Capital District]

Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:08 pm

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We are very pleased to announce this year's National Drive Electric Week event.

What: Our second annual all electric vehicle event.

When: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Where: Guptill's Arena/Coney Express 1085 Route 9 Cohoes, NY, [on the Cohoes/Latham border].

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We look forward to surpassing last year's record of 31 EV's.

This facility has a huge fully paved lot that hosts car shows of over 500 vehicles, so space is not a problem. They also have a locally famous outdoor ice cream stand [Guptill's Coney Express] on the premises with ice cream available [as well as hot dogs.] There is fun for the whole family, as their giant indoor roller skating arena is the largest in the US.

Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please register your i-Mievs at https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=132

Don't worry that your plans might change at the last minute. The important thing is to get your name on our list and support EV's in our area.

Thank you,
Michael Kamm
Albany Capital District EV Driver's Group

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