This past Sunday we had 12 people attend our EV driver monthly meet up hosted at Meg O’Malley’s. As usual we parked our electric vehicles by the quick charger in front of Melbourne City Hall for a photo op.
During our meeting Brenna discussed some things we learned from the National Drive Electric Week event we had on September 20. While we had a few great suggestions for improvement such as better weather next year we did decide to use a clipboard in every EV that gives ride and drives to better count the amount of people participating in the ride and drive portion of the event.
This month we had a new member join the group that had converted a normal Toyota Prius to a plug in version by adding an extra battery pack and some electronics in the trunk area. It is always cool to see the different types of EVs people choose to buy or create. While he liked his DIY plug in Prius he is now in the market for a Chevy Volt. He came with plenty of questions about the Volt and we were happy to answer.
It’s really great to see more and more people join the group and watch the EV family grow. This month we started at a table for 10 and quickly had to relocate to a larger table when we got the call that two more were going to be attending.
If you have an EV, watch out for one of our members placing one of our business cards on your car so you can join too. It’s free to join since we’re currently just a club but we are looking into non-profit status in the future .
Thanks for coming out and we’ll see you at the next event on the first Sunday in November. Remember that November is the last meet up of the year and we will start back in March! Keep an eye on our event page to see where we’ll be meeting up next. We have a Forest Festival in Titusville, FIT Homecoming parade and November’s monthly meet up which is scheduled for Panera Bread in Hammock Landing. Parking at the charger at Kohl’s and walk over to Panera Bread.
Here’s some photos from the event including some of our favorite vanity license tags: