AustinEV at the Austin Mini Maker Faire

AustinEV setup

AustinEV members get set up for the Austin Mini Maker Faire

We had a great day out at the Faire.  Thanks to Aaron, Ben, Fred, Brian and Chris for showing the cars and to all the great people who stopped by to chat!

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Come see some home built electric vehicles at the Austin Mini Maker Faire

AustinEV will be showing member-built electric vehicles at the Austin mini-Maker Faire this Sunday, May 5.  We’re looking forward to all the tinkering.

Austin Mini Maker Faire

Meeting – 2013-02-09

Many of you who have been members of AustinEV for a long time may
remember Mark Kapner and his storied electric Geo Metro. Well after a
long absence, Mark’s back, and he’s just recently bought himself one of
these and would like to show it to us:

http://thinkev.leftbankcompanies.com/why-think-city/

I’ve seen pictures of the Think City EV over the years, but have never
gotten to see one of these Scandinavian cars in person. If you’d like to
check it out and maybe hear about what Mark’s been up to in the
meantime, and maybe bring your own EV to show off as well, put our
meeting for February on your calendar.

Food and conversation with AustinEV
When: Saturday, February 9 2012, 5pm
Where: Rockin’ Tomato Pizza, 3003 S. Lamar Blvd, 78704
Map:http://g.co/maps/sh9qa

Hope to see you there!

–chris

No more rebate from Austin Energy for conversions

From a member’s post to the AustinEV list —

.. “Well, during the application process, Austin Energy let me know that they would no longer be offering the 1/2 back rebate for conversion EVs. My rebate would be the last one offered for a conversion EV. You can still get the 1/2 back rebate for the install and station for a non-conversion EV.”

http://www.austinev.org/pipermail/ausev/2013-January/005331.html

 

Meeting – 2012-03-10

For our inaugural “casual gathering”, I’ve followed Mark Witt’s suggestion
of going to the Rockin’ Tomato on South Lamar. The owner (who has an
interest in EVs himself) has offered us some tables and a few reserved
spaces if we want to bring cars to show. There are a couple 120VAC outlets
available as well for scooters or to put a little into your EV while you
eat.
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