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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Almost 21,000 hits on this thread :mrgreen:

Yesterday, I drove 151.6 miles while climbing almost 4000 feet (1200 meters) while driving north to the event in the Rav4 EV; Orland, CA to Yreka, CA.


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NEW PARTY VENUE JULY 7 2013

Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:00 pm

The location for the final party on July 7, 2013 has been changed:

BC2BC-party-SJC.EventBrite.com

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34235 Doheny Park Road,
Capistrano Beach CA 92624


which is just down the road from the previous location at SJC Residence Inn.


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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Cool. I noticed that your beacon's last report was at 5:54 am 6/25 w/low battery. Wasn't sure if it died or if you'd intentionally turned it off (like when you stay at someone's house).

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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:43 pm

Washington State Department of Transportation
WSDOT Headquarters – P.O. Box 47322 - Olympia, WA 98504 -- 360-705-7000

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 26, 2013

Media invited to kickoff of international electric-vehicle rally
Dignitaries from Washington, British Columbia hold Golden Plug ceremony

OLYMPIA – The media is invited to attend a celebration at the Peace Arch State Park near the USA/Canada border, where a dozen electric-vehicle drivers will begin the journey from Canada to Mexico powered solely by electricity. Drivers will make the 1,500-mile, nine-day road trip – called the BC2BC (British Columbia to Baja California) – without using a drop of gas.

Join Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson, Parliamentary Secretary to the British Columbia Premier for Intergovernmental Affairs Norm Letnick and other dignitaries for the “Golden Plug” ceremony, which symbolically connects the electric vehicle fast-charging network along the West Coast Electric Highway.

International Golden Plug ceremony and launch of BC2BC 2013

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29

Where: Peace Arch State Park, Blaine, WA
(I-5 Exit 276 at USA/Canada border)

Speakers: Pete Kremen, Whatcom County councilmember
Blaine Mayor Harry Robinson
Don Hoch, director, Washington State Parks
Lynn Peterson, Washington Secretary of Transportation
Norm Letnick, Parliamentary Secretary to the British Columbia Premier for Intergovernmental Affairs
Tony Williams, BC2BC electric-vehicle rally organizer

Visuals: Several all-electric vehicles, including the Tesla Model S, Tesla Roadster, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan Leaf
AAA roadside-assistance truck with electric-vehicle chargers
Displays and handouts

Opportunities: Reporters may test drive an electric vehicle, go for a short ride with one of the rally participants and interview EV drivers.


Directions: Take I-5 north to Exit 276, the last exit before the Canadian border. Take second right at the roundabout on 2nd Street and follow the signs to the park. At the entrance, a parking attendant will direct you to the event.

Schedule:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Public display of electric vehicles; show-and-tell with EV drivers.
11 a.m. International Golden Plug ceremony.
12 p.m. Launch of all-electric vehicle rally. Crowds wave flags and cheer EV drivers leaving every five minutes.

For more information on this event visit: http://www.allelectricvehiclerally.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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West Coast Electric Highway: http://www.westcoastgreenhighway.com/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:52 pm

^^^
Awesome! Good job on getting all the publicity. It will definitely help increase awareness of EVs.

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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:10 pm

I hope I don't need any gas:


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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:35 am

Huge news for our LEAF participants. Thousand Oaks, California DC CHAdeMO Blink (requires card/fee) is operational:

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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:00 am

Picked up some supplies....


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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:26 am

TonyWilliams wrote:Picked up some supplies....
Tony, you need to return those signs ASAP, they're printed upside down...
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Re: All EV Rally, BC2BC-2013, 1500 miles from Canada to Mexi

Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:30 am

Did you find a good online place for these signs, or did you get them locally? Would love to know how much big signs like that typically cost.

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