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garygid
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - Santa Ana HTB - 21 Jan 2017

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:19 pm

A really nice Gathering with about 14 people, next is the Golden Corral in 2 weeks.
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 4 Feb 2017

Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:28 pm

On Feb 4th we Gather again at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry,
just South of fwy 60, about 4 miles West of fwy 57. Two weeks after that,
on the 18th, we will Gather again at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana.

Hopefully, I will see you there ... I plan to arrive within minutes of 8:00 AM.
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 4 Feb 2017

Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:29 am

Next EV Gathering in 45 hours and 31 minutes, at the Golden Corral.

I will bring some binders for anybody who wants them.
Possibly other stuff as well.
Like a Show-n-Tell but more of a Give-n-Take.
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:29 am

We had a good Gathering on Feb 4th at the Golden Corral.
The next Gathering is on Feb 18th at the HTB in Santa Ana.

Remember Valentines Day on Tuesday Feb 14th.

See the next post for date suggestions for March through June.
Last edited by garygid on Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:33 am

Our tentative Gathering schedule, that includes two 3-week intervals:

------ 82nd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #82a: 10 Jun 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #82b: 24 Jun 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 81st month Gatherings ------
Note: This leaves May 6th open, for ... the Kentucky Derby.
Gathering #81a: 13 May 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #81b: 27 May 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 80th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #80a: 8 Apr 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Note: 3-week gap follows to skip Passover and Earth Day.
Gathering #80b: 29 Apr 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 79th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #79a: 4 Mar 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #79b: 18 Mar 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.
Note: A 3-week gap follows to skip April 1st.

------ 78th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #78a: 4 Feb 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #78b: 18 Feb 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

Please let me know if anything needs to be rescheduled.
Thanks to you all, Gary, Nancy, and Heidi.
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:39 pm

I'll be coming to the breakfast on Saturday, if anyone has a LeafDD and they want to have it work with the new telematics update, I have the firmware and programmer to update it. One time only deal, as the programmer is being shipped off to someone else after this weekend (see the thread for details)
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:04 pm

I'll miss this one, folks. Still in New York helping my older brother gather his support system back together after his wife's very serious stroke Feb 1. I'll be back in So Cal soon, and back EVing again. See you at the Corral in March.
At least I got to experience snow again without having to drive in it. :)
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:10 am

Hope to see you all Saturday.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:08 pm

JeremyW wrote:I'll be coming to the breakfast on Saturday, if anyone has a LeafDD and they want to have it work with the new telematics update, I have the firmware and programmer to update it. One time only deal, as the programmer is being shipped off to someone else after this weekend (see the thread for details)

Hey Jeremy, I didn't realize you had a leaf as well as the insight and fit ev. I am member insight for life on ic.net. I met you at insightfest last year. Anyway, I thought I would give a shout out.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 18 Feb 2017

Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:07 pm

Happy to report that Carol and I now are driving essentially all electric (excepting the very occasional shameful gallon of petrified dinosaur that we put into the 2 gallon range extender of my BMW i3 that will return to its German home in about 13 months), having purchased a new Chevy Bolt EV last Saturday to replace our aging and malfunctioning 2007 Prius.

We got a beautiful Kinetic Blue Premier model with all the bells, whistles, safety features and DCFC that Chevy has to offer. Drove all the way up to Northridge to Rydell Chevy to take advantage of their no haggle $2500 discount. Figured we'd buy this EV instead of leasing because the lease rates aren't very appealing, and leasing two cars consecutively at those prices for 6 years would cost the same as buying it, but we would have zero equity at that point. The car's range autonomy is so good that even if it loses some capacity over the next six years, it'll still meet most of our needs.

For those still unaware, this Bolt EV has a full 60 kWh pack for as little as $38k before incentives. EPA range is 238 miles and combined MPGe is 119. That's Tesla range with BMW i3 efficiency at Leaf prices! DCFC is by CCS, in my mind, the car's glaring disadvantage compared with Tesla, along with lack of Autopilot, radar cruise control and over the air updates.

We love the car. It is so chock full of clever design and features. While not as roomy front-to-rear as the Prius, it has the Prius beat in every other interior space measure, including the utility of the rear storage space. There is a false floor below which we can keep the messy stuff like the fabric shopping bags and the first aid kit and emergency tire pump. Above the false floor is a clear, clean area to haul the groceries or luggage. Passenger space both front and rear is roomy, much like a Leaf.

Favorite features, some of which are optional or part of the Premier trim level, include the rear view camera monitor that displays on the surface of the interior rear view mirror, blind spot alerts that display in the side view mirrors, rear cross traffic alert for backing out of parking spots, four-camera surround-view overhead integrated view of the car for low speed maneuvering and precision parking placement, Apple Car Play or Android Auto for GPS Nav and other apps in the car's large center display, adjustable regen and creep via the shifter for true one-pedal driving with strong regen and extra strong regen whenever desired via a steering wheel paddle, a Sport mode that sharpens accelerator mapping for truly fun driving, SELF SEALING Michelin tires.

I'm planning to bring the Bolt EV to both of the gatherings at the Golden Corral in Industry on March 4 and at Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana on March 18. Test rides will be offered.
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