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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Cerritos - 12 Sep 2015

Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:08 pm

I was planning to join the group for breakfast in Cerritos as usual, and then decide whether to go to the Long Beach event, but with so few people, I am not sure. I will need good catchup sleep tonight.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Cerritos - 12 Sep 2015

Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:31 pm

Will be heading to the LB event from Signal Hill by streets around 8:30, so should get there around 9 am, I think I will not have enough time at HTB to get my money's worth so will pass on the Cerritos mtng tomorrow. (Thanks Gary for watching out for possible attendees there and will see you later in the morning)
Maybe explore lunch options after LB and before Diamond Bar, if we don't wilt from the heat before then?...... :?

Tom, if you feel up to it, hope to see you there, or in LA on Sunday I'm on volunteer duty there too, so will probably be there all day. See you all soon!

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Cerritos - 12 Sep 2015

Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:00 am

At the Cerritos HTB yesterday, we had 3 there by 8:07 for breakfast,
3 bodies with a LEAF and 2 Teslas. With this small group size, we
were able to discuss some really good issues.

Just as we were getting ready to leave for the Long Beach NDEW event,
three others arrived, and they needed help registering for this forum.
I said that they could call me to get help, and left maps with them for
the nearby National Drive Electric Week event.

So, not the smallest Gathering ever.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:14 am

The next Gathering is in Santa Ana on September 26th.
Just 2 blocks East of 1-5 on 17th Street.

For those planning ahead:
10 Oct 2015 at Hometown Buffet in Cerritos.
24 Oct 2015 at the HTB on 17th Street in Santa Ana.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:44 pm

I would be interested in observations about the Bolt concept car from folks who also attended the Exposition Park NDEW event on Sunday.
I have read speculation that the Bolt has a 50 kWh battery, probably packaged as a slab under the floor. It may have a tweak to the battery chemistry relative to the Volt, trading power density for increased energy density. As a concept car, not pre-production, you probably were not allowed very close to the car. I also read that they may only make about 30K or so cars because that is the limit of what LG can supply in batteries.

Comments from Boomer23, 91040, others ?
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:19 pm

Bolt is a couple of feet shorter than the Leaf, about the same width.

The car being shown only had a "crawler" drivetrain. No info on size of the battery. Only an iteration that the range (EPA) would be as they have advertised or better.

Interior was concept. Nav screen smaller than the Leaf. Roomy in the front, cramped in the back. Small trunk.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:59 am

The Bolt concept has a similar interior styling to the i3, and is about the same size. We were allowed to get pretty close, but weren't allowed to sit in it.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:05 am

What you see (inside or out) is nothing like what the production is going to be. The door handles are dangerous (this has been mentioned many times! :lol: Pinch points, the interior was very fake and non-movable, just static. The exterior and shape is still being finalized so don't hold this to the production car...

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:10 am

Thanks Jason, for the nice pictures, and the bottle of water on Saturday.
Also, it was nice to see your puppy again. He seems healthy and happy.
You guys do really good things. I am pleased to know you ... all 3 of you.
Blessings upon you, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering Year 6 - Santa Ana - 26 Sep 2015

Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:35 pm

I got a photo credit from Inside EVs for a photo of the BMW i8 from Sunday's NDEW event that I posted in a Facebook group.

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