[Oeva-list] OEVA meeting road tour

Ron Jayasuriya evmail4ron at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 18 09:13:17 PST 2009

The idea of starting meetings in other towns may actually reduce the use of fossil fuel, because of the number of people who are starting to come to our meeting from as far away as Eugene.  

My suggestion is that we, the oeva, help get meetings going in towns/cities where there is interest.  The idea is not for a lot of us to drive down there, but to help them get their own meeting going.  At first, it may help to take a vehicle or two down there, but even that may not be necessary, as there are some already there.  Also, there are several PHEV's that could go to Eugene using very little fuel.  If a few of us went, and carpooled in a PHEV, the fuel use would be minimal, and probably less than the amount used by the four or five people who came to our last meeting from Eugene (in more than one vehicle).

I think we should try to help them, but that's up to the group.  
At the same time, it seems to me that they don't need our permission to get their own meeting going.

While we're on the subject, does anybody out there know what happened to the list of people interested in a Eugene meeting? 


--- On Tue, 11/17/09, Theoldcars at aol.com <Theoldcars at aol.com> wrote:

From: Theoldcars at aol.com <Theoldcars at aol.com>
Subject: [Oeva-list] OEVA meeting road tour
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 9:32 PM


I have mixed feelings on this one. The closest city on this list is around 50 miles the next two are about 75 to 120 miles. How many would be driving an EV any of these meetings?
Without seeing the response I would guess most members would use ICE vehicles. I like the idea but not if causes us to use more oil. Maybe I am extreme but I tried to eliminate my use of ICE as much as possible. 
So I am not thrilled about the idea of having meetings that would put more ICE vehicles on the road. 
In a message dated 11/17/2009 12:00:43 PM Pacific Standard Time, oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:48:47 -0800
From: John Christian <john.p.christian at gmail.com>
Subject: [Oeva-list] OEVA meeting road tour
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
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Greetings OEVA members:

At this month's meeting several folks suggested that we bring an OEVA
meeting to Corvallis, Eugene, Salem, or Bend; thus making us truly the
OREGON Electric Vehicles Association. I am all for it and will be glad to
work on the logistics with you.

Who is interested and can help me get this going (for any city)?

Also, if there is anyone who knows about another city in Oregon or
Washington that we can help out by bringing in an EV presentation / meeting,
I would love to talk with you.

Thank you,
John P. Christian
OEVA Chair

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