The big news, is, of course, the DC Auto Show, now underway. Ron got us underway at seven, with immediate pizza and drinks. We then put out the call for volunteers- now through Feb. 1, including (especially) weekdays. Sign up at the signupgenius.com link we’ve already posted. If you volunteer for more than a four-hour shift, we get you in for free (for the whole show) as an exhibitor. No, you don’t have to have an EV, we could use warm bodies to hand out flyers.
We introduced new faces (hi again) and recapped the Baltimore Auto Show. Our area was well-placed and high-traffic; we had display EVSEs and plenty of literature. We had representation from the Maryland Department of the Environment and EVIC (EV Infrastructure Council). Lots of Volt owners in Baltimore, apparently. All our stuff is now in the DC Show.
Charlie and others attended the Montgomery County Council meeting, discussing charging in multi-unit developments. California already has legislation prohibiting EVSE bans or excessive restrictions, though of course you would supply your own EVSE. Even an ordinary 120-volt outlet would be great, though of course 240 volts would be better. We’re still waiting; neither the state nor counties and municipalities want to take the lead.
Last Sunday’s Washington Post had an article that was surprisingly pro-EV. Club members wrote back, and agreed that there’s a lot more to electric vehicles than just the savings at the pump… though we’re STILL saving versus the pump. Continue reading