The Tucson LEAF Owners had their first breakfast gathering today on June 18. Eighteen people attended the breakfast on the patio of the Good Egg Restaurant. There have been 34 LEAFs delivered in Tucson so far, and 10 of them brought their owners and family members to this meeting.
Out of the ten LEAFs represented, 5 of them are being charged with solar power. Three people who have recently ordered their LEAFs were also there to ask questions and learn. One member's son was here visiting from San Francisco where he is working for a Chinese auto maker helping to design a battery pack for a Chinese built electric vehicle. Four years ago he worked for Tesla Motors.
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There was lots of discussions about our LEAFs, features we like and don't like, chargers, the long ordering process, and the much awaited public chargers. This was the first time that some people had the chance to talk to another LEAF owner. The attendees also filled out surveys to help in planning future meetings.
It was amazing to see ten LEAFs lined up in the Lowe's parking lot. In the photo below there are 9 of the LEAfs as one member had to leave early. The ninth silver LEAF is hiding at the far end of the line up. Blue and red seem to be the most common colors in Tucson.
Below is MyNissanLEAF.com member, Alex, with his 3-day old LEAF, Baby LEAF. Alex has had a long history of driving electric vehicles. He leased an EV1 in the mid 90's.
The LEAF owners and spouses attending voiced a large commitment to bettering the world through solar energy and electric vehicles. All were comfortable about being early adopters of this technology. We all wanted to make sure that our children, grandchildren and others would inherit a world that would be as good or better than we had received.
Information about our next meeting will be announced on this forum in a couple weeks.