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June Monthly EV Meetup

This month we came back to the bistro/cafe inside the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach.  We like to show them how much extra business the free charging stations they have in their parking lot attracts by having some of our meetings there.  That’s  one of the main ideas behind our monthly meetups.  Not only do we get to meet any new members and talk electric vehicle tech, we also get to show local businesses the growing number of electric vehicles that are waiting to charge up while parked and spend money at their business.  Each month we meet at a different location with charging stations so contact us to get added to the email list or check our upcoming events page.  Not only will installing a charging station at your business attract extra EV-driving customers, but it will also increase the time we stay there.  This normally turns into extra sales or in the case of a restaurant, a dessert or extra coffee.  Read more about the different types of charging stations and reasons to install them at your business on our charging station info page.

We are starting our planning for this year’s National Drive Electric Week event in Satellite Beach so make sure to register to attend or volunteer to help and most of all tell your friends!  We are going to try to get well over 50 electric vehicles this year or as close to 100 as possible.  We have almost 100 EVs just in our group alone!  As of this last meeting, here’s our membership numbers:

Total EVs:
95
Total Members:
108
EV Models:
RAV 4 EV 1
Nissan Leaf 23
Mitsubishi iMiEV 2
Ford Fusion Energi 0
Chevy Volt 25
Ford Focus EV 2
Tesla Roadster 1
Tesla Model S 13
Ford CMax Energi 2
Plug in Prius 2
BMW i3 2
BMW i8 1
Tesla Model X 3
Zero S Motorcycle 1
Chevy Spark EV 2
Toyota Celica Conversion 1
Austin Healey Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Zero FXS Motorcycle 1
GotWay MCM2s 1
Chevy Bolt 4
Ford Escape Plug in 1
Honda Clarity Plug in Hybrid 1
Zero DS Motorcycle 1
Tesla Model 3 2

March EV Meetup Recap

We had our March 2018 meetup at the old Moon Hut in Cape Canaveral, now called La Fiesta.  Real astronauts ate here!  We had a special guest from the city of Cape Canaveral join us and talk about all the new charging stations installed by the city.  We asked how they got the city to install the FREE to use charging stations instead of the more expensive to purchase and operate ones that require you to swipe an RFID card to pay.  He explained that the city understands that by giving away the 50 cents or a few bucks of electricity they will bring many times that in economic bonuses since EV owners will visit the local shops and restaurants while they wait for their car to charge.  We urged the city to spread word to every other city as that is the way to go!  We all agreed that we will all be spending more time in Cape Canaveral because of those free chargers.  He said that we could talk to other cities and send them their way and they would explain it all to them.  So if you’re listening, Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Palm Bay, and every other city out there – talk to Cape Canaveral!  We have over 100 members now and growing every month.  These electric vehicles are the way of the future so it would help to get started now instead of waiting to catch up with your charging infrastructure!  You can use our Charging Station Info page on our website to help answer most of your questions.  You can also contact us and use us as a resource to help answer all of your questions about driving electric.  We do it every day and love it!20180304_153824