[Oeva-list] Details on EV Awareness Day, July 5th 2008

Micheal Drewry glassphoto at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 09:59:16 PDT 2008

Tim, my Saturn EV is at the Saturn dealer fixing my broken
speedometer/odometer.  Its been there two days, but if they finish it today,
I'll do my best to be there on Saturday.


On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 1:04 PM, Tim Kutscha <tim_kutscha at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Get ready for annual EV awareness day this coming Saturday, July 5th,
> at Pioneer Courthouse Square!  We start setup at 8:00am and
> must be vacated by 6pm.  The official event goes from 9:30am-5pm.
> Due to the abundance of one-way streets and the 6th street bus mall,
> one needs to head East on Yamhill (with the MAX tracks) and then
> make a left (going North) on 6th street after passing the square.
> The square entrance is about half way down the block from the left
> lane on 6th street.  The entrance will be open at 8:00am and probably
> closed off with steel posts at 9:30.  If you show up after 9:30, you'll
> have to ask the "stage hand" to temporarily remove the metal posts.
> Please try to stay the whole day if you can.
> Either Tim Kutscha, Brad Hippert, or Gary Graunke will be on site at all
> times.  Our provided stage hand, Franz, can assist with any problems.
> Franz will provide permits for each vehicle on the square.  We have a
> total of 25 vehicles for this event.  If we have less, we'll get reimbursed
> for the permits we don't use.
> IMPORTANT: All vehicles must have a drain pan or cardboard underneath
> fluid containing parts (like the transmission case) to prevent making a
> mess
> in the square.  If we leave a mess to clean up, we'll incur a $1200
> pressure
> washing fee!
> Please also consider disabling your vehicles by disconnecting the main pack
> or the 12V accessory battery.  We'll have many people in the square and we
> don't want people getting shocked.  Please tape up your battery terminals
> if they are uncovered.  Tim will bring tape in case you forget.  Turning
> off
> your 12V accessory battery is also convenient if you don't want kids
> constantly honking your horn (as happened to me last weekend).
> We will have 4 20A 110V charging locations in the Northeast corner. We can
> swap vehicles (with care due to the crowd) as needed to provide charging.
> Last year the group passed a resolution that all vehicles at EV Awareness
> Day must be plug-in vehicles that use electricity to run. This excludes
> non-plug-in hybrids, but true plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) are welcome.
> Also, we are renting the square as a non-profit organization. So
> commercial vendors may not take orders, but can provide information
> and show EV's as members of OEVA.
> Please let people know about our next meeting on July 10th as Patrick has
> graciously offered to talk about upcoming EVs available commercially.
> Big thanks go to Brad Hippert for getting the logistics set up for this.
> Please e-mail me if you have questions.  See you Saturday!
> Cheers,
> Tim Kutscha
> OEVA co-chair
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