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August EV Meetup Recap

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We met this month at the Crafty Crab at Hammock Landing and went over everything needed to get ready for National Drive Electric Week.  The main idea is we are in SERIOUS PUSH MODE for getting the word out.  Tell everyone you know to sign up to attend at our official event page here: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1235

We also printed some flyers for everyone to hand out at every place you visit and also ask if you can hang them up.  You can download and print the flyer from here if you want to print a few of them yourself to help get the word out: 

Next, two of our members will record the radio spot at WFIT to play the two weeks before the event.  So look for a post about that in our September monthly meetup post.

We also talked about setting up a weekly meeting every Thursday for the planning of NDEW.  This will be a meeting to make sure tasks are getting taken care of and we are all on the same page.

We had a visitor join us with questions about getting their very first car – and to get the best deal on an electric one!  The advice was to go to cars.com or carvana and search for used EVs with the search terms to get the newest car within your budget to get the most bells and whistles.  The battery tech is evolving with every update such as the 2016 Chevy Volt and 2018 Nissan Leaf so that’s important to research.  It’s also good to measure your daily drive to see how much range you need to cover your driving habits.  A plug in hybrid is always a good choice since it can use gasoline if the battery ever runs out for those that just can’t get over their range anxiety.  We can tell you that range anxiety isn’t a real thing since everyone in our club that drives a pure electric car never worries about their range except in very rare cases.

Don’t forget to sign up to attend if you haven’t already on our main event page here:  https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1235

One of our members finally remembered to take a picture of the Tesla Supercharger voltage/electric info label for the actual voltage/amps rating.  It’s 410 volts and 270 amps.  That’s a lot of juice!  No wonder the Superchargers are the fastest chargers out there today.

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