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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:00 am

One week (minus one hour) until our next Gathering,
in Santa Ana at the Hometown Buffet on 17th,
just 2 blocks East of I-5 freeway.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:10 pm

Nothing real important at the EVAOSC meeting this past Saturday at AQMD offices in Diamond Bar, but I did meet a nice couple who have owned their LEAF for just a few months, and they seemed both committed to the EV concept and quite well informed, despite little information from their dealer. I invited them to join us at any future SoCal EV breakfast.

The Chargepoint dual J1772 station at Harvey Mudd College went live this week. I posted details on Plugshare. One professor, who has a Volt, will be able to avoid gasoline by charging at both home and work.

My impression is that many more of the newer generation of EV owners have very limited expectations for their LEAFs or other vehicle, and many have little or no interest in using public charging to extend their range. At Harvey Mudd I met another professor with a new LEAF who lived too close to the campus to use the charge station unless it was free. He is content charging on 120V at his house. His car has a CHAdeMO port, but he was barely aware of it and he did not accept my offer to show him where all the new Quickcharge stations are on Plugshare.

This week I also saw the couple who bought my LEAF last June. They have put over 12K miles on the car, now at 40K miles, and they both drive it, which is great. However they never use public charge, either J1772 or QC, and it was clear to me that their attitude would not change even if the number of stations doubled. The car lost its second capacity bar in December.

A friend of mine near Corona is looking for a used Prius or similar car with good mileage. Her budget is limited, so she would consider a 5 yr old car with 50 or 60K miles. She has also considered a Honda Fit. If you have any suggestions, please PM me.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:32 am

tbleakne wrote:The Chargepoint dual J1772 station at Harvey Mudd College went live this week. I posted details on Plugshare.
Thanks for sharing - that's great news! This could be helpful for those desiring to attend some of the excellent, public lectures at Mudd. :-)
tbleakne wrote:My impression is that many more of the newer generation of EV owners have very limited expectations for their LEAFs or other vehicle, and many have little or no interest in using public charging to extend their range.
I'm not surprised. Using the LEAF within its single charge range is super convenient and enjoyable; this is the "low hanging fruit" of EV driving, most notably for those who lack the early adopter or enthusiast mindset. I've also met other LEAF owners who stay close to home, including one man whose LEAF never leaves Big Bear Lake. Relying on public charging, one has to deal with ICEing, broken charging stations, sometimes no charging stations available, multiple charging networks (Blink, evGo, ChargePoint, GE, AV, etc.), and prices that are higher than gasoline even before the recent drop in oil prices. Tesla Supercharging is more user friendly, but at a price of course.

I can't believe it's been years since I've seen many of you. Congrats to Gary on the shiny new wheels, by the way!
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:11 pm

Thanks for the "Congrats" on my silver "Nicolas" vehicle.
It is several steps beyond where I have "never gone before". :o

To help protect it, I am trying to find a great place to get the paint
"corrected" if necessary, and an OptiCoat Pro coating applied.
Suggestions or thoughts welcome.

I have listed my dear "Maple" on the OC Craigslist, but had
only a couple of nibbles, no really serious inquiries.

See you all for breakfast this coming Saturday in Santa Ana,
at the Hometown Buffet on 17th Street, assuming no major disasters.
Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:45 am

Nicolas should arrive a few minutes after 8 AM tomorrow,
Saturday Jan 24th, at the HTB on 17th Street (2 blocks East
of I-5). That is 25 hours and 18 minutes from now, plus
or minus a minute or so. Inside should be at least
Phil and Gary. See you there.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:21 am

garygid wrote:Nicolas should arrive a few minutes after 8 AM tomorrow,
Saturday Jan 24th, at the HTB on 17th Street (2 blocks East
of I-5). That is 25 hours and 18 minutes from now, plus
or minus a minute or so. Inside should be at least
Phil and Gary. See you there.
See ya then!

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:26 pm

Gary, why not try a different place and go to the Poway meet on the 7th now that you have all the range in Nicolas? :D
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 24 Jan 2015

Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:13 pm

JasonA wrote:Gary, why not try a different place and go to the Poway meet on the 7th now that you have all the range in Nicolas? :D
I think that Gary "Just-Drove-The-Prius(TM)" the last several times that he's been down here. Now, there's no excuse to dump-the-pump.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 7 Feb 2015

Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:38 pm

Nicolas is in for an Opti-Coat Pro treatment, but storms in the Midwest
appear to have delayed the UPS or FedEx Ground shipment of the "goo".

It should make it easier to rinse off the dirt and road-grime, and give
him a "Blow-Dry" with a small electric (7A) leaf-blower that just arrived
from Amazon.

The Tesla android app indicates, according to his GPS, that Nicolas is
"in the shop" at Richard's http://www.ShowCarDetailing.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; establishment.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 7 Feb 2015

Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:54 pm

Next Gathering, 7 Feb 2015 in Cerritos, at the Hometown Buffet
on South Street, which opens at 8 AM for breakfast. Hopefully, I will
arrive with a shiny Nicolas and Phil (yes, his eye is improving,
since he was blind in one eye and deaf in the other). :)

Last time, I thought that Nicolas had lost power, or the brains to
control it, and we coasted to the edge of the freeway, fortunately safely.
Then, I discovered, with help, that I had accidently made the car
shift into neutral. :(
Oh well, the critical part is often... the nut that holds the wheel.

Bring a friend or some kids, for National Kid Week.
(No, I just made it up).

Ho, Ho, Ho, Gary
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