Be sure to join the event this Sunday June 1st at Squid Lips Grill in Melbourne from 2-4pm. This will be our second monthly meet up where we get together to show our EVs out in force around town and enjoy happy hour and good conversation. Anyone who has an EV or wants to know more about them is welcome to attend the meet up! We will be parking our cars next door at the L2 charging stations at the Eau Gallie Public Library. We Hope to see you there. You can read last months event recap here: http://www.spacecoastevdrivers.com/105
You can let us know you are coming by commenting below but it is not required. See you there!
If you’ve ever wondered about or had questions about exactly what it might be like to own the all electric Tesla Model S this comic from The Oatmeal will explain everything you need to know from the point of view of an actual owner. Except this owner is a hilarious web cartoonist. And he explains things in a very funny but serious way. You’ll have your questions answered and you’ll also be left in stiches from all the laughing! Read all about his “magical space car” and how the seven months he’s owned has worked out so far. Leave a comment and tell us what you think.
Here’s a great visualization of all the charging stations that have been installed since 2009. It’s a lot more than you think and the rate they are getting installed is getting even faster. Watching this makes it seem like this EV thing is catching on…
The new downtown Melbourne, FL CHAdeMO DC fast charger for electric vehicles is getting a lot of use! Out of the first 16 days of it being put into service since Earth Day 2014 it has been used 14 times. Now that we know there’s plenty of demand for charging stations we just need to know where we should put in the next charging station. Leave us a comment on where you would like to see the next charger and what EV you drive.
First, we would like to thank everyone who made it to the first Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers monthly meet up. It was a perfect day to park our cars at the level 3 charger in downtown Melbourne, Fl and walk over to Meg O’Malleys for a late lunch.
We love the idea that the cars are parked together and are easy to view so people walking by can see electric vehicles of all types in their town. It is a great way to show the town we are here, we are using the newly installed infrastructure, and we will make a point to gather in locations that add electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) such as the new CHAdeMO charging station. (Especially when they are located in truly convenient areas of town with easy access to amenities.)
So now we are sure you are asking yourself “what did I miss?” As if the opportunity to dine on some of Melbourne’s most delicious French onion soup wasn’t enough here are the details. We spent the time discussing our cars, talking about upcoming events, discussing outreach opportunities, what we all do for work, how good the crab cake appetizer is, how we ended up in Melbourne, strange or fun experiences you have had interacting with the public in regards to your electric vehicle, how good this half a rack of ribs is, lots of talk about flying planes (commercial and private), and much, much more.
Couldn’t make it this month? No problem, there is always next month. So save the date for the first Sunday in June which happens to be June 1st at Squid Lips in Melbourne. Be sure to check the website. We look forward to seeing you at the next meet up.
Our first, first Sunday of the Month meet up will be this Sunday May 4 from 2-4 pm.
We’ll plan to park at the level 3 charger at Melbourne City Hall then we can walk over to Meg O’Malleys for a snack while we talk.
We’ll be switching up between the level 3 charger at city hall this month then we’ll met up at the level 2 charger at Eau Gallie Library next month and have our drink and snack at some restaurant around there.
Don’t let me forget to give everyone a few of our business cards that you all can hand out to those interested in EVs or to anyone you see with an EV that still needs to join!
I added everyone to the Google Calendar event so let me know how well that works for you getting the event into your own calendar.
The 3D printed J1772 inlet is now in use. We simply bolted it to the block wall in the garage with some concrete anchor screws. Now there’s a place to put the plug to keep it clean, dry and out of harm’s way. Instead of draping the plug over the charger or hanging it loosely it can stay in its perfectly shaped home similar to a public charging station. What do you think?