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Old 01-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Heading back sometime in the first week of Feb.

I have an invitation to stay longer, but my project list back home beckons!

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Wanna see a Leaf?



OK! Who's interested in getting a close-up look at a Nissan Leaf this weekend? VEVA's president has one (or has temporary use of one - I'm not 100% sure).

We just have to sort out meeting times:

EG: VEVA is having an informal "EV chat" at Calhouns restaurant 3035 West Broadway @ noon on Saturday.

That works for me. There may be other EV folks there too.

But he implied other times may work. I plan to get in touch with him shortly to see about the other options.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Sure, I'm in. Later in the afternoon would be better but I can do noon if that's what everyone settles on. I'll bring the Prius if someone wants to help me figure out how to get it started after sitting since last April lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:01 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Hey - that would be cool too. First hybrid I ever drove was a gen 1. Prius.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:10 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I just seem to remember reading something about if the early ones had a flat 12 volt battery and you jumped started them, they wouldn't shut off. That sounds like about my luck lol
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:27 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I think noon on Saturday may work for me. Maybe the best chance for me to get out into the "big city". I'd love to shoot poo with the VEVA people, since the last time I was at a meeting was...well...years ago, and I have an eBooger to show off now.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Saturday (tomorrow) @ noon sounds like a plan. I'll be there.

(I haven't heard back from him again anyway - though I only emailed back last night.)
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I will be there too, with my 3 year old daughter/EV enthusiast in tow.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:16 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I met Bruce (VEVA pres. with the Leaf) this afternoon. Neat vehicle! Change of time/venue for showing the Leaf. Hope this doesn't mess you up:

He'd be happy to show it at 11 AM, meeting at the Real Canadian Superstore parking lot -- near the gas station -- exit 22 from the 2nd Narrows bridge (north side). (Closer for you, closer for him.)

We could grab a bite afterward as well.

How does that work? Let me know!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #40 (permalink)
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