GeorgeParrott
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Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 7:15 am

Fellow Sacramento area Leaf (and Volt) drivers,

There are several rewards for gathering, though I missed assembly #1 in Elk Grove, I did participate in the Roseville, Earth Day meeting, and found that a big payoff in getting a group of EVs and their drivers together is "getting the word out" to the mass of uninformed.

So, how about this for an idea for Gathering #3:

Let's consider an early arrival, even perhaps getting permission for reserved parking spaces, at one of the busy central Sacramento shopping areas. I would propose, just to get the discussion started, COSTCO at the CalExpo site, again on a Saturday sometime in June?

The purpose of such a gathering would be to make the new generation of available EVs, the Leaf and the Volt, more highly visible to the not-yet-enlightened masses, so we would need to be prepared to hang around for 3-4 hours for such a "promotion."

If others are interested, I will talk to the Costco store manager about "reserved parking access." Other similar site options would the the Arden Fair Mall, and ????

The discussion is open:

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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 7:33 am

Sounds good to me. June is pretty much open for me. :)
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 7:45 am

is there 240 available?
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 11:43 am

There's also the Woz Cup International Segway World Championship in Folsom that runs June 17-19. I've been invited to show off my car there, but I'm sure they'd be thrilled to have a bunch of us.

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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 1:34 pm

June is pretty open for me. But I have the same question - will there be charging nearby? Now that I have my LEAF, and will be coming from Stockton, I'm guessing I'll need to add some juice.
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 4:51 pm

I am out of town on June 18th but other weekends would be just fine. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 4:55 pm

So far, I have begun a discussion with the Cal Expo Costco, and all I can say so far is that "it might be possible there."

The manager is going to check with "higherups."

But there is NO CHARGER currently on site there, so that could be a problem.

REI is another possibility in that immediate area. I am proposing somewhere that has really high general traffic....

and would give us reserved parking for 4-5 hours....

Others can, if possible, check with any alternatives that might fit the goal of impacting as many newbies as possible...

TIA,
George

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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 5:00 pm

There's a Coulomb (1xL1 + 1xL2) at Harv's Carwash downtown (currently in a "Maintenance" state = L2 not working). There's a new Coulomb station (1xL1 + 1xL2) at Courtyard by Marriott on Exposition Blvd near that Costco/REI center. SMUD has one ClipperCreek at 6500 S Street (not too far away). Downtown 10th & I garage should have lots of J1772 by June (legacy Avcon conversions). Elk Grove Nissan (for long drives from South).
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 5:21 pm

I helped to organize the first gathering in Elk Grove, and the main theme of that gathering was to share information among the owners, and (back then) the patient wait-listers, so the gathering at a dealer then moving to a restaurant worked well - people who came from farther away could leave their cars to charge.

The second one, which I missed, unfortunately, was more of a "public education/show" event, and was quite successful, from what I read here. I'm happy to support that type of event, but I would also like to continue the group meetings where we're internally focused, as opposed to spreading the word to the unwashed masses.

Obviously this is just my opinion, and feel free to disagree!
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Re: Sacramento Area Gathering #3 ????

Wed May 11, 2011 5:55 pm

GeorgeParrott wrote:
But there is NO CHARGER currently on site there, so that could be a problem.

TIA,
George
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