Monthly Archives: July 2012

EAA Meet Up: Ride & Drive – Cupertino 7/21 @ 9:00AM

Join Electric Auto Association Silicon Valley on Saturday July 21st for special double header Electric Vehicle presentation by Via Motors and Silicon Valley’s own Local Motion.

Electric parking lot EV Social starts @ 9:00 AM with meeting and presentations starting @ 10:00. This is a special meeting with two great presentations and demo EVs on hand. Ride and drive available!

Local Motion – Clement Gires, Co-Founder

Via Motors – David West, Chief Marketing Officer

Date / Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM, Saturday July 21st

Location: Hewlett Packard’s Cupertino Campus / Building 48 (Oak Room)
19483 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino (near Wolf Road & 280)

RSVP: Not required. However, if you want a doughnut with your name on it… Contact Us!

This is THE meeting to invite your “Non-Converted” EV friends. Excellent proof that plug-in EV’s can match up with work & play requirements! Enjoy this great video of Bob Lutz @ Jay Leno with the Via TRUX.

UPDATE:  Event pictures and video.

Answer – EVs can go FAST!

Yesterday we journeyed around the Monterey Bay to world famous Laguna Seca Raceway for an up close and personal chance to see an emerging form of Motor Sports – Clean Fuel Motor Sports.

Taking a sport that is usually loud, smelly and dependent on massive quantities of oil and turning it into something clean, quiet yet still packed with FAST action is just plain cool and something to keep on your radar.

Upon arriving at REFUEL 2012 a tour of the “Paddock” staging areas set aside for things that need to be “plugged into” rather than “poured into” found an impressive array production and hand built Electric Vehicles in small Electrified packs.  According to REFUEL veterans more packs that ever before –  including Nissan LEAF, BMW ActiveE, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model S (Factory Betas), CODA, Chevy Volt and custom rigs for fun AND performance filled the lot – each with their associated charging gear passing electrons with their owners busy chatting.

All of this and we only talking about the four wheeled variety.  Across the way were all of the electric motorcycles, scooters and high speed go carts.

Simply an Electric experience and that’s before the call to unplug and hit the track!

For a peek in the Paddock and action on the track view our REFUEL 2012 Photo Album and Video.