[Oeva-list] EV Owner Assistance project
tony at notebene.net
Tue Jun 7 22:27:35 PDT 2005
Thanks, I am in the gather info stages. So far I have formally
received response from me, you and Eric... I was hoping for a bit
more. I may expand my search outside of the OEVA email list.... I'm
going to try and make it to the meeting Thurs, but I may have and
"Drive Electric, Play Bluegrass, Learn the way of the Sword"
see it all at: http://www.notebene.net
Chris Brune wrote:
>How's it going?
>I thought I would respond to this request for info.
>I certainly have access to just about any electrical equipment you need to
>work on an EV.
>I am willing to help anyone who needs assistance with wiring or hooking up
>controllers or the like.
>Not sure what else you're looking for, but I like the direction this whole
>thread is going. I'd like to see the group do more to help people get
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tony McCormick" <tony at notebene.net>
>To: "OEVA" <oeva-list at oeva.org>
>Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 9:57 PM
>Subject: [Oeva-list] EV Owner Assistance project
>> For some reason I agreed to try and coordinate the post-purchase
>>part of EV life cycle support from OEVA. go figure. To start with I
>>need to get a feel for who is out there, what they feel comfortable
>>helping/advising with, facilities available, etc. I would appreciate
>>some feed back from the list on these topics. I've done a bit of a
>>brain dump of my comfort level below to spark the thoughts.
>> Owner of an commuter EV since 1999
>> Comfortable with fabrication of small structures and modifications
>>to body work that don't require welding
>> Good at diagnosing wiring faults
>> Good at basic wiring layout
>> Able to teach novices the practical basics of owning a EV, charging,
>>driving, battery management etc
>> Good a coming up with unique solutions to problems using inexpensive
>> the owner a good range of tools and a garage with room for working
>>on one vehicle, indoors
>> able to follow instructions well enough to do work I'm *not*
>>comfortable with... like:
>> Auto mechanic stuff, brakes, transmissions, real body work,
>> Good at organizing things in general
>> the owner of a 6/12 Volt 100amp battery tester and other EV related
>>What we need:
>> Auto mechanical skills for those parts of the cars that are *not* EV
>> Electrical skills for diagnosing ground faults (that dang GFI keeps
>> Body work, paint, etc.
>> Welding Aluminum for battery boxes
>> Other kinds of welding
>> Access special limited need tools, such a engine hoist, crimpers,
>>welding gear, towing, a lift
>> People will to volunteer their time when someone's EV stops going
>> Places to work on EV's
>>Please let me know, what you know and what you can do. Anything you
>>think should be added to the list as well.
>>Once I get some feedback, I'll probably request some kind of web-hosted,
>>"Ask for a house call" type form and a way for folks to say they can help.
>>"Drive Electric, Play Bluegrass, Learn the way of the Sword"
>>see it all at: http://www.notebene.net
>>Oeva-list mailing list
>>Oeva-list at oeva.org
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