[Oeva-list] Nissan Leaf deployment...

patrick0101 at gmail.com patrick0101 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 09:50:39 PDT 2010


Converting vehicles still has a long future in the OEVA. I see the "store
bought" EVs only adding to what the OEVA does and our members, not
subtracting from it.

Offshore Drilling or Offshore Wind? Simple Choice

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 1:41 PM, <schristie at mind.net> wrote:

> OEVA Members...
> A curious notion struck me today after I received my notification that I
> would be receiving an in-home
> charging station at no-cost.  This is an amazing development in a
> relatively short period of time.
> Did any of us think we'd be here five years ago?  I didn't...
> I have been on the OEVA list for two to three years, initially going so far
> as to buying a vehicle for
> conversion and subsequently selling it after realizing that I didn't really
> have the time to spend on
> both the learning and tooling (I read enough stories of others who caught
> the bug).
> So to my surprise, there actually will be hundreds of these commercially
> produced EVs on the road and
> we will thankfully make gasoline usage seem utterly arcane (and I do think
> my propane powered line
> trimmer contributes to this cause).  There will come a day when hundreds of
> community members who have
> never heard of OEVA are driving around without any regard for the
> foundation that OEVA has laid for
> this cause!  The nerve...
> What will OEVA members do when dreams are finally realized and electric
> vehicles roam the land?  What
> will this highly focused group of people do when we are paying of highway
> taxes by GPS reporting
> systems, paying excise fees to 'fill our battery packs', and converting an
> ICE to electric will be
> more of a hobby than a social commentary?  There will soon come a day when
> the market is filled with
> Volts, Leafs, Teslas, Focus', etc...
> I would hope we find something meaningful to talk about (not that talking
> about 1772 cord ends aren't
> interesting).  I have enjoyed the social advocacy that all this has
> implied!  So, as everyone else
> finally gets a clue, maybe we can shift to an alternative social cause.
> My vote is for Solar Powered vehicles (AKA OSPA).  It that doesn't fit I
> would also propose PPTO
> (Propane Powered Trimmers of Oregon).
> Scott
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