BenBrown
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i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:03 am

I'm a city captain in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I've looked at some of the 180 cities across the country holding this event and they list electric cars participating in the Ride/Drive event. So far I haven't found any owners other than myself participating, let along leading the event.

Please tell me its not true...There must be other meev owners out there showing there cars at an event. (btw... you don't have to let people drive your car, just let them ride in it, or even talk about it.)

One of the end goals of our event is to encourage our region to start a DCQC highway that even a meev could use. I figure at that point, Gregg becomes pretty equal to a Tesla for going across the state at the speed limit. ;) More importantly it changes Michigan from a largely range extended state to one with true ev potential... We are aiming at developing the Detroit to Chicago corridor.

So meev's come on out! Whereever you are...

PV1
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:25 am

I try to take mine to as many events as I can.

September 12 at the Kohl's in Cranberry township, PA. And yes, I will be offering test rides.
"Bear" - 2012 Diamond White Pearl ES with QC - 2/21/2013
"Koorz" - 2012 Cool Silver Metallic ES with QC - 1/5/2015
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JoeS
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:21 am

Silicon Valley chapter of the Electric Auto Association is putting on their 43rd Annual EV Rally on September 19, 10:00am-4pm, at De Anza College, as part of National Drive Electric Week.

http://eaasv.org/rally/

I'll be there with at least one i-MiEV and a Sparrow.
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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sandange
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:38 am

September 12, Attending, offering test rides, with the AVEQ EV gathering in Magog, Quebec
Tesla Model 3 SR+, 2019
Previous EVs
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
200,000 km , 124.000 miles.
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
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RobbW
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:22 am

I just registered to take my Meepster to the September 20 NDEW event in Naperville, IL. I even registered to offer test drives in my iMiEV. Looking forward to being part of the process of advocating EVs.
Clear Skies,
Robb

EV: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE, Raspberry Metallic, Premium Package - Purchased 07/11/13
PHEV: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid, Bright White, Platinum Package - Purchased 05/01/17

jray3
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:22 pm

Yup, sure are. We're having a Saturday afternoon EV show on the waterfront in Steilacoom WA on Sept 13th, an all-electric car show at the automobilia-themed classic drive-in hamburger joint in Issaquah WA, and a Sunday full of EV Racing (road course and drag strip) at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA on Sept 20th. A little later on October 3rd will be an EV show at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Exchange, Net Zero Extravaganza. 1000-1500 HRS
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

Lithim
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:46 pm

Watts Up.
Houston chapter of EAA is showing cars at the IKEA store on I-10 (Katy Freeway) from 9-12AM on Sept. 20.
We have about 24 cars signed up so far. This is a static display to show/tell people what's happening in the world of electric vehicles.
Our audience is mainly customers coming to shop at the store. We had a good turnout at this same location last year.
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Silver with QC
Leased, now owned.

iwatson
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:40 am

We will have our two 2012 i-Mievs at the events in Memphis and Germantown, Tennessee, along with their stablemate our 2011 Chevy Volt! The West Tennessee events are at the The Whole foods store on Poplar Ave and at the new Whole foods store in Germantown. :D
2012 Raspberry imiev SE Premium
2017 Cajun Red Chevrolet Bolt EV
2011 Viridian Joule Chevrolet Volt
2008 Cadillac SRX
2002 Forest River Sunseeker 3100
2001 Buick LeSabre
1997 Chrysler Town & Country

BenBrown
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:24 am

This is cool. Even if Mitsu isn’t talking the meev, we are getting the little car that can out there. I am so encouraged to read about our presence across the continent (uh.. any owners you know of in Mexico?) I will try to take some video of our local event to put on youtube and encourage you to do the same...

Joe, I WISH I could be at your rally... of course to talk Meev, but I’d love to drive a Sparrow again...

Robb... we definitely should talk. Perhaps we could talk and exchange ideas that would help us here develop our Detroit to Chicago DCQC dream...

jray, the hamburger themed event got a lot of hits when I saw the site the other day...

Houston!? I want to know more about how the event goes... my brother lives there. I’ve been trying to get him interested in ev’s.


Ay.... Clear skies on that day to us all..


Ben

BenBrown
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Re: i-MiEV's a part of National Drive Electric?

Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:07 am

quick fun fact: I have heard the average is per 100 riders/drivers 15 people will purchase an ev in the next 12 months...

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