[Oeva-list] Fw: Re: Fwd: Oregonian article

t birch sailingfu59 at yahoo.com
Fri May 20 20:46:57 PDT 2011

--- On Fri, 5/20/11, t birch <sailingfu59 at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: t birch <sailingfu59 at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Fwd: Oregonian article
To: "Scott Hippe" <scott.hippe at me.com>
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:31 PM

What Scott said goes ditto for me. I have never used a public charging station so far and doubt I will. I charge at home at night while sleeping and on rare occasions during the day.
I did not buy my Leaf to drive across country, or even across state. I wanted an all electric car that was capable of freeway driving and did not look like something made for a clown to drive in a circus. So far very few people even recognize that it is an electric car unless I tell them. Loving my Leaf hoping my support will push vast improvements in the electric and hybrid car market!   Tracy 
--- On Fri, 5/20/11, Scott Hippe <scott.hippe at me.com> wrote:

From: Scott Hippe <scott.hippe at me.com>
Subject: [Oeva-list] Fwd: Oregonian article
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 1:16 PM

The public charging station issue is a red herring.  The most important factor in the success of the EV is (besides good EVs)
is a charging station at your home or office.  ECOtality has focused on getting these stations in first ( over 1000 so far ).

I have had my Leaf for two months and drive about 1000 miles per month, yet I have only used a public charger twice and that
was for fun, not really a necessity.  I am in that prime demographic of a person who drives nearly every day but less than 50 miles
per day.  The Leaf is always home at night for a charge.  

Those 50 miles per day add up to big numbers and I feel I am doing my part of reducing our monthly payments of $42.5 Billon to
foreign countries for oil.

We need to focus on what works now.  If you need to depend on a public charger, then you may not be a good EV candidate right
now.  But don't scare off the very large number of people who only need a home charger.

As public chargers roll out, EVs will have greater appeal, but for a long time 99% of the charging will occur at home or the
office where the EV tends to be parked for many hours.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "john.p.christian" <john.p.christian at gmail.com>
> Date: May 20, 2011 1:00:58 PM PDT
> To: 'Gary Graunke' <gary at whitecape.org>, oeva-list at oeva.org
> Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Oregonian article
> Hi Gary, 
> I read this article with great interest, and was initially very upset about
> the "lack of demand" statement. However, on balance, other than this typical
> mistake (which seems to be based on overall sales numbers as opposed to
> orders or waitlist numbers), the article is pretty accurate and very damning
> of the poor performance that Ecotality has delivered thus far. 
> I too question the promises of a vast public charging infrastructure that
> has yet to even have one installed. And the pathetic lack of responsibility
> that the Ecotality folks exhibit with statements about waiting until there
> are more EVs on the road before they will commit to installations. Very poor
> and very sad.
> Regards,
> John P. Christian
> OEVA Chairperson
> www.oeva.org 
> (503) 704-2155
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Gary Graunke
> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 10:36 AM
> To: oeva-list at oeva.org
> Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Oregonian article
> On Friday, May 20, 2011 10:27:00 AM mandamus01 at aol.com wrote:
>> Hi all , I was informed at work that there was a very derogatory article
>> pertaining to ev's or the ev movement. I  am unable to see that article ,
>> has anyone read it or know what it's about?
>> Sent from my iPhone
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