Meeting – 2015-03-03 – In the future there will be no gas stations

Chevy Bolt 2015 Concept

Chevy Bolt 2015 Concept – courtesy of

Come join our talk about the future of EV technology and advancement! 

Austin, TX on March 3, 2015 in celebration of AustinEV’s Quarterly Round-up

Austin, TX has been home to many tech trends, but none as gripping as the EV movement. If you’re thinking of owning an EV, owned one for years or are even a conversion enthusiast Austin Electric Vehicle Association (AustinEV) invites you to join us next Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WHOLEFOODS in the Domain. As we load up for the new 2016 EV’s entering the market, we wish to enlighten our audience with up and coming news, trends, technology and with a very special surprise guest speaker. Only way to see it is to be there, trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

Remember, Come join our talk about today’s most advanced EV technology, trends and news. Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm at the WHOLEFOODS Domain 11920 Domain Dr., Austin, TX 78759.

If you would like to RSVP or share details of the event, there is a Facebook Event page.


Meeting – 2014-10-09

AustinEV reserved the Domain Whole Foods 2nd Floor Community Room on Thursday, October 9th, from 6:30-8pm to discuss the November Food Drive and other concerns. Please join us and invite others! Let us know you’re coming on our facebook event page

Wrap Up: National Drive Electric Week, 2014

Kathy and the Kilowatts

Kathy and the Kilowatts playing after the rain. Photo by Mark Witt.

This year’s National Drive Electric Week “Picnic in the Park” ended up being “rain AND shine”

The first car to roll in was Ed F.’s Tesla Model S, with 10,310 oil-free miles, soon to be joined by 23 other electric vehicles for a combined (recorded) total of 275,841 oil-free miles on the road!

This year had the most models we’ve seen, including a BMW i3 that drew almost as much attention as the Zero motorcycles joining the event for the first time this year. The wheel-to-wheel row of Teslas were a beauty to behold, and the Volts and Leafs were driven in with wide EV grins as well as MiEVs, a Ford Fusion, Toyota Rav4, and conversions from long-time AustinEV members Brian and Jennifer L., and Ben J. There were more two wheeled vehicles this year, including a first time conversion motorcycle, as well as Mark W., Mark S., and Audrey S. from Electric Avenue Scooters on a trio of lithium powered scooters.

Larry S. sharing donuts and his Volt-inspired oil free (s)miles! (photo from Larry S.)

Larry S. sharing donuts and his Volt-inspired oil free (s)miles! (photo from Larry S.)

We had a (greatly appreciated) representation of local dealerships, including BMW of Austin, Capitol Chevrolet, Covert Cadillac, Leif Johnson Ford, and representing the national sponsor of National Drive Electric Week, Town North Nissan.

Special thanks go to our local sponsors BMW of Austin, SunPower, Capitol Chevrolet, Smart Charge Residential (event organizer Joseph Barletta), Covert Cadillac, and REVOLT (event organizer Aaron Choate). Also special thanks to event organizers Stacy Neef and Diego Lopez of Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Other exhibitors represented at the event included Austin Energy Plug in Partners, Circular Energy,  the EVLove Club, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), Eco Network, and Electric Car Insider Magazine

Many attendees were seen sporting beautiful face (and arm) paintings thanks to Tami of Paradise Face Painting, and Kathy and the Kilowatts played both amped (pre-rain) and acoustic (post rain), proving once again that Austin is used to all kinds of weather.

If you have photos of the event that you’d like to share, we’d love to post them!  We will add a few here, but you can see the complete 2014 National Drive Electric gallery on our Facebook page.

Joseph Barletta on Shades of Green podcast

AustinEV operating partner and owner of Smart Charge Residential Joseph Barletta, was a guest on KOOP radio’s Shades of Green talk show sharing information regarding the National Drive Electric Week event.

Aren’t you listening to the show anyway? But in case you missed it, the podcast is available for your listening pleasure.

Picnic in the Park Schedule

EVENT SCHEDULE (RAIN OR SHINE!) for the National Drive Electric Week Picnic in the Park Electric Vehicle Gathering

September 20th at the Northwest Recreation Center

Speakers (inside Recreation Center)

Ride & Drive (depending on the rain)
Live music from Kathy and the Kilowatts

Group photo with owners and vehicles showing their “EV-love”

All day:
Talk with exhibitors and local EV dealerships
Car show; learn about EV ownership
Face painting by Paradise Face Painting

Free and open to the public.
Limited non-participant parking; please consider car-pooling.