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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:39 am

Celebrate National Plug-In Day at our "Tailgate without Tailpipes" party.

Picnic lunch provided for all. Join CCSE and ECOtality to get the latest information on the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funding and the latest news on the EV Project's charging stations in the region.

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:California Center for Sustainable Energy
8690 Balboa Ave., Ste. 101
Kearny Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123

Gather with fellow EV enthusiasts in this unprecedented nationwide observance drawing global attention to the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles! Lunch will be provided picnic-style outdoors during the "Tailgate without Tailpipes" party. Following lunch we will have presentations and include an open discussion and time for questions.
Come to the workshop and learn more about:

• Expected timing for the release of $15 million in FY 2011-2012 CVRP funding and how this affects rebate applicants currently on the CVRP Wait List
• Status update from ECOtality's San Diego Area Manager on EV Project charger installations in the region
• SDG&E's public workshops available for current and potential EV owners

Don't miss the chance to be a part of the largest gathering of electric vehicles in San Diego history! ... t=1&id=647

Organized by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and the San Diego Regional Clean Fuels Coalition.

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:45 pm

So, what was the news on the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funding?

I couldn't make it to San Diego today to find out.
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:17 pm

I just read this info about CCSE Tailgate without Tailpipes Picnic - bummer to have missed it. As JustinC asked, what is the news CVRP funding? Good News I hope? ;)

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:36 pm

The news on the rebate front sounded good. They were expecting the $15M funding to be available from CARB the first week of Nov. They displayed a schedule showing they hoped to begin sending out checks on Nov. 14th to the first people on the wait-list who reserved their rebate in June, then each week thereafter cutting checks for the next month's applications--i.e., July application, checks will be issued Nov. 21, August on Nov. 28, etc. They have $4M of the $15M total already committed to the people on the approved wait list (something like 1700 vehicles) and it sounds like all will have their checks by the end of the year. Check ... ram-status for latest news.

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:03 pm

Great! Thanks for letting me know.
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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:44 pm

They talk the talk - and they drive the drive! Take a look at these San Diego folk who are working to make the EV revolution real:

Leon Kamins - General Manager of Mossy Nissan. He drives a LEAF.

Andy Hoskinson - Area Manager, ECOtality. (Blink Network and EV Project) He drives a LEAF.

R - SDG&E Clean Transportation Program. He drives a LEAF. [His name hasn't been in the public like the others, so I won't name him unless I know he doesn't mind.]

Mike Ferry - CCSE Transportation Program Manager. He drives a LEAF.

The charging infrastructure build out seems maddeningly slow at times. But doesn't it make you feel a lot better about its eventual success that the people working on it have a personal stake in its success? As Revenge of the Electric Car opens in San Diego, I toast these guys who truly drive the drive.

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks, Walter.

I'm Randy from SDG&E, and I don't mind you saying my name. I've posted on other threads to that effect, so thanks for the recognition.

For the record, we have 28 employee PEVs at SDG&E, including 25 LEAFs, 2 Volts, and one conversion...And two of the 28 are VPs...

I'll be at the Nissan Del Mar event tomorrow for a few hours, in case anyone stops by our partner table, and I'll be at the movie premiere tomorrow as well....

Thanks, Randy

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:45 pm

Hello all,

I'm Jamie Edmonds aka "KMG365" proud owner of a new 2011 LEAF SL "orphan", which I "rescued" from Pacific Nissan on December 2nd. My wife, Leslie, and I live in the SDSU area. We have a 2.16kWh PV solar system with battery back-up which we put in in 2000 when Enron was raping and pillaging us all. I'm still waiting for my Blink charger to be installed and am also applying for a TOU meter from San Diego Gouge & Extortion as well (to go with the NEM I have for the solar). If any of you are associated with SDSU, I stumbled upon five new L-2 Blink chargers in the SDSU parking lot (55th and Montezuma) last week--sweet!

My wife is the former proprietor of" onclick=";return false; and we were Members/Moderators/Admins there for ten years (it started out as Cary's R1100RT Source Pages in the late 1990's, then became" onclick=";return false;). The more "radical" off-road moto-types on the later sites disparagingly called our DB Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (or "MRN") since we were all so damn nice to each other all the time. But it became a virtual family and a place with none of the usual juvenile dreck clogging up the bandwidth of so many sites these days. It was full of wonderful people who were passionate about their hobby, quirky, intelligent, helpful, friendly and welcoming to the n00bs. We wore the MRN label as a badge of honor, and though I've just joined and started to wade through all the posts here, I'm getting a good feeling about this place already! ;)

Oh, Leslie named our new car "Ichi" . . . since . . .

. . . Ichi, Ni, San, Shi, Go! :lol:

(sorry, back in my hole)

Thanks to all the pioneers here who have blazed this trail for us! We hope to throw our shoulder into the load with you as much as we can. I'm sorry to miss your next meet up, but I'll definitely try to catch the next one.


Jamie "KMG365"

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:53 am

Yes, the charging site at the SDSU garage has been discovered: ... 63#p131563" onclick=";return false;

Come and join us for a San Diego area meeting in Poway: ... 93#p155193" onclick=";return false;

Saturday, Jan 7, 2012, 9am-12pm

Hamburger Factory restaurant
14122 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064

Phone: 858-486-4575" onclick=";return false;

9am - 10am: Arrivals and breakfast.

10am - 11am: Guest speakers from Ecotality, EV Oasis, Car2Go, 1st DC charger install (projected) property manager

11am - 12pm: General meeting

Hopefully we'll have a new Quick Charger to celebrate somewhere! If not, I'll be happy to share my notes from the Bay Area Dec 3 meeting with Nissan Engineering.

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Re: San Diego Leaf Fanatics!

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:15 am

Anyone notice there's 2 Chargepoint EVSEs at SeaWorld listed now? According to the PINs, they way up front and center, but Google Maps doesn't show any parking spots there - maybe they added "VIP" EV parking up way front?

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