EV Gathering/Coffee Meetup

This is an informal gathering of EV enthusiasts the first Saturday of every month to meet and talk while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea. There are six SemaConnect Charging Stations in a nearby parking lot and YOU MUST HAVE A PREPAID SEMACONNECT CARD to use them. You may want to come early at 9:00 to mingle with the other car enthusiasts in front of Sidamo at their weekly Maple Lawn Cars & Coffee. Google Map: http://g.co/maps/rusp5 Location Detail Map, PDF: http://db.tt/u8mhxtIk

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  • Kristine B.

    Need to head up to NJ that weekend. Over 3200 miles on 4 gals on gas! That's about to change with this trip though.

    2 · June 20, 2013

    • Lanny

      Wow, 800 MPG in your Volt! We look forward to seeing you at the August Meetup.

      1 · July 6, 2013

    • Kristine B.

      Just got back from NJ. Wonderful trip and didn't stress about trying to charge, just used gas on the highways and charge when puttering around town. I'm sure my mpg is much lower now, but the point is that I could go up to NJ in the Volt and didn't need to worry about charging. (BTW saw another Volt on I-95!) I also got to use the gas engine at high speeds, used "hold" mode, and finally filled up after 5 months.

      2 · July 7, 2013

  • Richard M.

    I had problems with 2 of the charge pro EVSEs showing ground fault on my 2012 Leaf. Favoring the building the two units to the right had the problems.

    One of the ones in the middle ended up working.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      I didn't have any problems but I also have the latest BMS firmware for my LEAF which is supposed to fix some charging issues on various EVSEs.

      July 6, 2013

  • Jim T.

    Nice bunch of folks-need more people to show up!

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      Hey, I showed up, I was just late; it's a long drive from Herndon, VA! :)

      July 6, 2013

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Great seeing everyone again, and so happy eVgo agrees that Bowie needs CHAdeMO!

    July 6, 2013

  • Barry L.

    I really enjoy seeing everyone and getting the varied perspectives. Thanks to all who came out on this hot day!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Jim T.

    I enjoyed chatting with folks today about their EVs! Hotter than he'll but everyone hung in there-great job!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Mark C.

    I put the eVgo map in a members only area, for those that want to look at it. Please don't distribute!!! http://files.meetup.com/2377661/evgo.jpeg

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Justin H.

    Unfortunately I'll be skipping this one, I have some home projects that need to be completed. Look forward to seeing everyone next month.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Biff F.

    Looking forward to it, bringing the Model S.

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • Lanny

      Glad you are coming!

      1 · July 6, 2013

  • Lanny

    Our EV Meetup starts at 10:00 AM Saturday. You may want to come early at 9:00 to mingle with the other car enthusiasts in front of Sidamo at their weekly Maple Lawn Cars & Coffee. Some of us have parked our EVs there before and the guys and gals have been friendly and genuinely curious and supportive. Hope to see you there!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Lanny

    I checked each of the six SemaConnect charging stations on Monday night and they are all working fine. http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/2/3/e/600_255053822.jpeg

    2 · July 2, 2013

  • Jordan L.

    I am new to this group and planning on attending the next meetup. I am just making sure that it is still at Maple lawn?

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Jordan L.

      Great! Looking forward to meeting everyone!

      1 · June 23, 2013

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      If I can come early I will, but I almost never can. If I could travel at the speed of light, though, if we all could, I wouldn't be surprised if I beat everyone; Maple Lawn is a *Long* drive from my home. But I may stay for a full, $5, charge, and if I do, y'all can see what it looks like to lose your first capacity bar first hand on a LEAF.

      June 30, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Some of us might be coming earlier to park over by Sidamo for a while where they have a weekly car gathering (non-EVs). We would be there between 8-9 am, for those interested.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • Jim T.

      Mark, where is Sidamo's?

      1 · June 30, 2013

    • Mark C.

      The map is pretty accurate. Click on the Sidamo Coffee link above. It's close to the PNC Bank in the plaza.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • Justin H.

    Prolly bringing the PriusV but ill be there.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Mark C.

    I have some LARGE ONLY Leviton shirts from the Sociability Run event I will bring if anyone wants one.

    2 · June 20, 2013

    • Justin H.

      I'll take one if they are still available Mark.

      2 · June 20, 2013

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    Wasn't I suggesting we should hold one at Stones Cove in Owings Mills? Those 4 ARAICT are free.

    1 · June 20, 2013

    • Mark C.

      August for that one!!!

      June 20, 2013

    • Jeffrey C. J.

      Thanks; I do think it would have been nice if we could have celebrate their opening not their one month anniversary but people love those $1 per hour chargers at the back of the lot at Maple Lawn so who am I to argue. :) Seriously, I do like the location, though that parking lot is going to be hot in July so hopefully Sidemo has some nice Ice Coffee for us as I do love sending business Sidemo's way to show them our love!

      June 20, 2013

  • Jeffrey C. J.

    I am likely coming.

    June 20, 2013

  • Mark C.

    We also have some extra Leviton t-shirts from the Sociability Run event which I will bring for those who want them (only size Large though).

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Sinan W.

    Working on installing charging stations in MD, and getting people to move towards using EVs, since it is the future.

    3 · June 15, 2013

  • Paul V.

    Volt has 4600 miles on it. GM did a super job of designing this car.

    2 · June 14, 2013

  • Tim

    Friends with Kristine and found out about this group, I've had a Volt for 6 months and loving it!

    4 · June 14, 2013

  • Scott

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Scott

    Should be able to make it. We'll be back from vacation.

    2 · June 14, 2013

  • Justin H.

    I can't wait for it to keep expanding. Hopefully his mass production 40k priced tesla and model x will benefit from the chargers (most likely). Can't wait to order my "S". ...in a few years of course.

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Kristine B.

    Elon Musk reveals Tesla's Supercharger network will triple its coverage area this month

    My hero! I'm only miffed that no one but Tesla owners will be able to use it. But Elon says that they are working on a $35k Tesla. My next car...

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/29/elon-musk-reveals-supercharger-network-will-triple-its-coverage/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

    4 · June 2, 2013

  • Kristine B.

    I saw this article and it troubled me terribly:

    Bill squeezing out Tesla passes NC Senate - Yahoo! News
    http://news.yahoo.com/bill-squeezing-tesla-passes-nc-150434181.html

    May 14, 2013

    • Lanny

      Hi Kristine, It seems that Tesla is having trouble with the auto dealers' association lobby in a number of states including Texas and Virginia. Tesla seems willing to confront them in the legislature and in court if need be. Mark and I have written to the Virginia authorities after they ruled against letting Tesla open a dealership in the state. We got a reply that basically said that Tesla will have to appeal the decision. In the meantime, Tesla opened their "showroom" in Tysons Mall and as far as I know, they haven't been shut down yet.

      2 · May 14, 2013

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