National Drive Electric Week – Austin (2017)

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 9AM – 1PM
Location: Sunset Valley Farmers Market (Tony Burger Center)
3200 Jones Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Registration: NDEW – Austin event page
Come meet EVs and their drivers! Requests to ride or drive vehicles welcome.
NOTE: The farmers market is located more exactly at intersection of Pillow Rd and Hwy 71.
  • Did you know that Austin has well over 400 charging ports for electric vehicles?
  • Did you know you can buy a tag from Austin Energy for $4.17 a month that will let you charge free at almost all of them?
  • Did you know that every EV comes with a charging cord that plugs into a regular 110V, three-prong outlet?

Come to our event and find out more about why electric vehicles make sense in Austin.

Register to attend and / or bring your own EV at the National Drive Electric Week – Austin event page.

Catching up from the weekend

Good morning!

I’m back from a great weekend offline and catching up on EVTradin’Post listings.  I have a fresh set of new posts getting approved shortly.

Hope your weeks go well!

/Aaron

EV Tradin’ Post Tips — Alerting to potential scammers

On occasion, scammers will attempt to trick the people who post ads on the EV Tradin’ Post into sending them money.  I have enabled captchas on the site to help reduce the amount of spam our users get, but some of these guys can be pretty persistent.

I will include Mike’s Chancey’s original examples below for posterity, but people have been reporting more recent examples on the feedback forums if you want to go there and see recent examples, discuss them or report one yourself.

https://evtradinpost.uservoice.com

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Updated EVTradinpost website

I manage the EVTradin’post, a classifieds site for the electric car/vehicle community. The site has been around for a while and has desperately needed a refresh for some time. Well… it has been a while coming and I still have some features I want to develop around the core data. Nothing is ever “finished” these days, but…

EVTradin'post If you go to http://www-new.evtradinpost.com – you will see the updated version of the EVTradinpost. I’ve been working with existing ad owners to move their ads over to the new server, but if you want to create new accounts and ads, you should do it here. I am leaving the old site active for a bit so that people can get their ad copy if they need it and then I will be transferring the www hostname to this server. If you have been kind enough to link to the site homepage, thank you, and don’t need to update your link.

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Chevy Fast and Fuel Efficient

Thanks to Chevy, I experienced something completely new that got me excited enough to brave traffic from Central Austin to San Marcos during rush hour on a Thursday. I was invited to participate in and blog about the Chevy Fast and Fuel Efficient driver/blogger challenge.

The stakes?

The winning team of the event got four tickets total (two per person) to the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with one-night reservations for the Marriott Hotel in Dallas, as well as a week-long Chevrolet Camaro or Corvette loan. So, something for somebody who is interested in cars to compete for, though not necessarily what an electric vehicle enthusiast would find themselves normally doing. Good thing I’m both.

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National Plug-In day

Austin National Plug-In Day event

AustinEV worked with the Sierra Club to host the Austin National Plug-In day get together. We were really excited to get the turnout that we did. We had a good showing of home built vehicles from the club as well as production cars from the Nissan Leaf owners and the Chevy Volt owners. We had a treat in that Ford had their electric Ford Focus and electric Ford transit van in town and were kind enough to leave them on display. We also had several local companies who are involved in electric vehicle development attend. Thanks go to REVOLT Electric Vehicles, Electric Ave. Scooters, Actacell, Gridbot and EVAutos of Texas for taking the time to join us.

95,738 Gas Free Miles at the Austin National Plugin Day event
REVOLTEV Boxster at the Austin National Plugin Day event
Volts at the Austin National Plug-In event

If you would like to read more, please see the following posts that mention the event.

Austin’s National Plug-In Day was a Blast!
Kari Banta, Transportation Associate

Kiss an Electric Car: Highlights from National Plug In Day
Gina Coplon-Newfield, Sierra Club’s Senior Campaign Representative for Electric Vehicles

Happy 4th!

If we can’t have fireworks, at least we can have yummy themed desserts! Made by carabou of course.

Red Velvet Trifle with Strawberries and Blueberries
Strawberry Charlotte from the Miette Cookbook
Strawberry Charlotte from the Miette Cookbook
Oh Noes! - Maine Seceded!
Oh Noes! - Maine Seceded!