Hello and happy holidays from your new EVADC secretary, Rene. We had a seemly party at SemaConnect headquarters Wednesday. Aside from food, drink, and company, which are all excellent topics, we had clean, domestic business to share.
After introductions of new officers, a hat tip was made to Nissan representative Jean Goff, then Pepco representative Barbara Gonzalez. Besides heading other advanced initiatives, she announced Pepco’s EV trial project (see pepco.com/plugin). Qualified applicants can get TOU rates (a nighttime/weekend discount), either for the whole home, or a separate (and free) meter for the EV. The first 50 who qualify may receive a Level 2 home EVSE unit at 50% off.
Ideas for the next EV DC Grand Prix were announced by Nabih Bedewi. We have not only the honor of the national-champion high school (Clarksburg High), but a trifecta against California teams at the Solar Decathlon’s California Challenge. Our region intends to retain the title. Erick Pinzon from Tesla could reveal fewer details, but our region is doing quite well in multiple clean, fast vehicles.
A raffle was held for all- prizes included Nissan, Tesla, and Plug-In America donations, and multiple prizes from SemaConnect. Kim Reyes graciously donated a pearl earring/necklace set.
Thanks to all volunteers, not the least of which were Mahi Reddy and the SemaConnect staff. If you missed the fun, there’s plenty of time to join before next year’s party!