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SF Bay Area: EV expo and rally on Saturday, September 24th

Discussion in 'News' started by dwegmull, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. dwegmull

    dwegmull 2013 Model S 85

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    I will be showing and giving rides in my Roadster this coming Saturday in Palo Alto. In past years, several Roadsters showed up along with a wide variety of home built and conversion EVs.
    Rumor has it TEG usually makes an appearance :cool::wink:

    EV Rally
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I put it on my calendar. There is a possibility i could make it (about 50/50) - will charging be available or should I make other arrangements?
     
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    I may try to stop by.
     
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    They usually have a temporary wooden post in the parking lot with some 14-50s. They tend to be busy though, sometimes people have to wait for one to free up.

    There is a nice shopping mall ("Town and Country Village") across the street with good restaurants, Peet's coffee, etc.
     
  5. dwegmull

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    There is at least one J1772 EVSE at the nearby Standford Mall. It is just a couple of miles up El Camino Real. If you call ahead, the Menlo Park Tesla store maybe able to accommodate you.
    Worst case scenario, you are welcome to charge at my place, but you would be limited to 24A @ 240V.
     
  6. TEG

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    There are 2 30A J1772s at Stanford Mall.
    There are also some Coulomb ChargePoint J1772s in downtown Palo Alto (such as under city hall) for those willing to walk a fair distance.

    3/4 mile from downtown Palo Alto.
    1 mile from Stanford Shopping Center.
    2 miles from your house.
     
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    I will bring my UMC and my Tesla to J plug adapter, in case someone needs them.
     
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    My wife and I will be there with our Roadster, and I will be giving rides as I have done for the past two years.
     
  9. doug

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    Just a bump to remind folks about this.

    I'll come by in the afternoon after picking a friend up from the airport.
    I'm probably overdue for a ride in a Roadster, so hopefully someone can accommodate me. =)
     
  10. bonnie

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    I was planning on coming over for this, but now have a very sick dog in the pup hospital - so am staying put.
     
  11. TEG

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    There were a few owners giving rides most of the day in their cars, and a line of people (usually 6 deep) waiting.
    It wasn't just Roadsters - one of the rare ACP TZero cars was doing rides too as well as some LEAFs and such.
    (Although I think most people were waiting for Roadster rides.)

    Stephen and David seem to be regulars now giving rides, but there were a couple of newcomers (including a car delivered very recently) who showed up to lend a hand.

    There were so many LEAFs here and there that they (IMHO) just started to blend in and not attract so much attention.
    Probably the most interesting part of this event are the various "home brew" project vehicles on display.
    A few of the hand built electric motorcycles there were wonders of individual engineering.
     

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