[Oeva-list] success and change

Christopher Holmquist holmquistchristopher30 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 12:05:20 PST 2018


We're going to miss you Gary!

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> From: "Carl Hassman" <hassmanc at lanecc.edu>
> Subject: [Oeva-list] Think City
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> Hello Everybody
>
> I have a black Think City for sale on craigslist in Eugene OR
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> Thank you
> Carl
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:13:12 -0700
> From: "Gary Graunke" <gary at whitecape.org>
> Subject: [Oeva-list] success and change
> To: <oeva-list at oeva.org>
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> We have seen a lot of changes since I first joined the OEVA in 2000. I
> recall my first meeting--someone from Bonneville brought a Ford EV Ranger
> just like the one I had just ordered from Damerow Ford in Beaverton. As
> Ford
> pulled out of the EV business after California ZEV mandates were abandoned,
> I never took delivery of that pickup. We struggled to find vehicles-a '94
> US
> Eletricar Chevy S-10 from ebay  became my first EV. Most of our group were
> into drag racing, and our focus was on helping members do conversions. We
> were mostly engineers and technicians, doing it mostly just for the joy of
> EV driving and fun of exhilarating acceleration.
>
>
>
> Today it is difficult to keep up with the EV offerings from almost every
> automaker. Most of us are driving store-bought EV's, some of which are
> changing the automotive industry in a big way. In the late 70's, I could
> not
> find an EV just to go 6 miles to work and back. Today some of us easily
> drive across the country in a Tesla, and Electrify America is helping all
> the others catch up with the charging networks to be able to do long
> distance travel.
>
>
>
> Along the way we found more and more reasons to go with electric vehicles.
> Yes, EV's help our national energy security and isolate our economy from
> oil
> shocks and inflation as we would have wanted in the 70's. They keep driving
> affordable not only for those that drive EV's and those that still depend
> on
> stable gas prices. They solve the air pollution problems for urban areas.
> We
> have learned that the current transportation paradigm based on combustion
> does not scale-it produces climate change that threatens not only our
> economic and political stability, will require us to make epic changes in a
> very short time just to survive.
>
>
>
> After hurricane Katrina, when gas first hit $3.00/gallon, my manager at
> Intel saw me with my Insight EV in the parking lot. He congratulated me for
> doing well in the face of rising gas prices with my EV. I replied that I
> was
> not a hermit-I live in civilization, and if the people around me are not
> doing well, I will not be doing well.
>
>
>
> We transitioned from an electric car club to a non-profit, where we now
> work
> mostly in public education and occasionally provide input for public
> policy.
>
>
> While most of us know first-hand the benefits and nuances of driving
> electric, we still do not do as well as when others around us also benefit
> from following us down the path of electrifying transportation and powering
> it from renewable resources. We are happy to share our joys and even our
> missteps with others. One way to be happy is to make others around you
> happy!
>
>
>
> The kind of work we now do is very different from the earlier days. We have
> become car salespeople and EV marketers! We have been successful and have
> great joy from seeing the changes that have taken place.  But we have
> changed and must continue to change to best serve the new opportunities
> that
> come our way. I am grateful that we have new people who have the necessary
> backgrounds that have stepped up to lead us in this new environment.
>
>
>
> Today is the 50th anniversary of my 19th birthday. While I still have the
> same can-do attitude I had when I was 19, I try to gracefully accept the
> changes I need to make as I age. My third (you may recall I lost the first
> two to cancer) wife, Gina, and I have decided to become snowbirds, and will
> be down in Arizona for the winter months.
>
>
>
> So I believe it is time for me to step down as president of the OEVA. I
> will
> continue to support the group in any way I can, but my participation will
> necessarily be limited by my new lifestyle. There is a time to lead, a time
> to follow, and a time to get out of the way. I will be participating in the
> Phoenix area EV group activities while I'm down here.
>
>
>
> I have full faith in the others that are in leadership positions, and am
> grateful for all their work in years past. We could never have done as much
> as we have without all their time and effort.
>
>
>
> I know many of you are capable people and hope that you will step up to
> continue and expand the EV opportunities in Oregon as officers or regular
> members.
>
>
>
> With best regards,
>
>
>
> Gary Graunke
>
>
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> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:57:37 -0800
> From: Chaz Smith <chazeesmith2u at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] success and change
> To: Gary Graunke <gary at whitecape.org>
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> Sorry to hear that you are resigning Gary but like so much that you do, it
> makes perfect sense, especially given your circumstances. You have done so
> much for the organization, for so long and have done it so very very well.
> You have set the bar for leadership in the organization high.  Looking
> forward to seeing you at some of our events during the warmer parts in the
> year when you were enjoying the wonderfulness that is Oregon during its not
> so dreary months.
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 9:15 AM Gary Graunke <gary at whitecape.org wrote:
>
> > We have seen a lot of changes since I first joined the OEVA in 2000. I
> > recall my first meeting--someone from Bonneville brought a Ford EV Ranger
> > just like the one I had just ordered from Damerow Ford in Beaverton. As
> > Ford pulled out of the EV business after California ZEV mandates were
> > abandoned, I never took delivery of that pickup. We struggled to find
> > vehicles?a ?94 US Eletricar Chevy S-10 from ebay  became my first EV.
> Most
> > of our group were into drag racing, and our focus was on helping members
> do
> > conversions. We were mostly engineers and technicians, doing it mostly
> just
> > for the joy of EV driving and fun of exhilarating acceleration.
> >
> >
> >
> > Today it is difficult to keep up with the EV offerings from almost every
> > automaker. Most of us are driving store-bought EV?s, some of which are
> > changing the automotive industry in a big way. In the late 70?s, I could
> > not find an EV just to go 6 miles to work and back. Today some of us
> easily
> > drive across the country in a Tesla, and Electrify America is helping all
> > the others catch up with the charging networks to be able to do long
> > distance travel.
> >
> >
> >
> > Along the way we found more and more reasons to go with electric
> vehicles.
> > Yes, EV?s help our national energy security and isolate our economy from
> > oil shocks and inflation as we would have wanted in the 70?s. They keep
> > driving affordable not only for those that drive EV?s and those that
> still
> > depend on stable gas prices. They solve the air pollution problems for
> > urban areas. We have learned that the current transportation paradigm
> based
> > on combustion does not scale?it produces climate change that threatens
> not
> > only our economic and political stability, will require us to make epic
> > changes in a very short time just to survive.
> >
> >
> >
> > After hurricane Katrina, when gas first hit $3.00/gallon, my manager at
> > Intel saw me with my Insight EV in the parking lot. He congratulated me
> for
> > doing well in the face of rising gas prices with my EV. I replied that I
> > was not a hermit?I live in civilization, and if the people around me are
> > not doing well, I will not be doing well.
> >
> >
> >
> > We transitioned from an electric car club to a non-profit, where we now
> > work mostly in public education and occasionally provide input for public
> > policy.
> >
> > While most of us know first-hand the benefits and nuances of driving
> > electric, we still do not do as well as when others around us also
> benefit
> > from following us down the path of electrifying transportation and
> powering
> > it from renewable resources. We are happy to share our joys and even our
> > missteps with others. One way to be happy is to make others around you
> > happy!
> >
> >
> >
> > The kind of work we now do is very different from the earlier days. We
> > have become car salespeople and EV marketers! We have been successful and
> > have great joy from seeing the changes that have taken place.  But we
> have
> > changed and must continue to change to best serve the new opportunities
> > that come our way. I am grateful that we have new people who have the
> > necessary backgrounds that have stepped up to lead us in this new
> > environment.
> >
> >
> >
> > Today is the 50th anniversary of my 19th birthday. While I still have the
> > same can-do attitude I had when I was 19, I try to gracefully accept the
> > changes I need to make as I age. My third (you may recall I lost the
> first
> > two to cancer) wife, Gina, and I have decided to become snowbirds, and
> will
> > be down in Arizona for the winter months.
> >
> >
> >
> > So I believe it is time for me to step down as president of the OEVA. I
> > will continue to support the group in any way I can, but my participation
> > will necessarily be limited by my new lifestyle. There is a time to
> lead, a
> > time to follow, and a time to get out of the way. I will be participating
> > in the Phoenix area EV group activities while I?m down here.
> >
> >
> >
> > I have full faith in the others that are in leadership positions, and am
> > grateful for all their work in years past. We could never have done as
> much
> > as we have without all their time and effort.
> >
> >
> >
> > I know many of you are capable people and hope that you will step up to
> > continue and expand the EV opportunities in Oregon as officers or regular
> > members.
> >
> >
> >
> > With best regards,
> >
> >
> >
> > Gary Graunke
> >
> >
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