National Plug-in Day 2013

AustinEV and several Central Texas vehicle groups will be hosting the 2013 National Plug-in Event for Austin, TX.

It will be on September 29th (Sunday) and we want you to show your cars!

If you would like to register to attend, show a car or to volunteer, please add yourself and your vehicle details here:

(updated 9/13/2013)

Join Austin, TX area electric vehicle enthusiasts for an electric vehicle display and  presentations on Sunday, September 29 from 10am to 3pm at the Northwest Recreation Center.  We will have all kinds of electric vehicles on display and their owners will be there to talk about how their electric vehicles fit into their lives.

(updated 9/23/2013)


(updated 9/25/2013)

Schedule of Talks:
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Driving on Sunshine: charging your vehicle from solar panels on your home – Dale Bulla, Interfaith Environmental Network
noon – 12:45 PM
Testing the Cells: cycle testing on cells for electric vehicles – Marc Kohler, Director of Product Management, Actacell
1:00pm – 1:45
EV’s Today – experiences from actual EV owners — a panel discussion led by Tim Ziegner – president of the Nissan Leaf Owners group
2:00pm – 2:45
The Future of Homebrew and Small-Shop EV Conversions – Chris Robison, Product Lead, REVOLT Electric Vehicles
(And we love the Austin Sierra Club!

(updated 9/26/2013)

Mark W. is coordinating an electric scooter/motorcycle ride that will depart from the Plug-in venue Sunday about 3:30 pm (weather permitting)..

AustinEV list is moving – action required

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While Google Groups has a web interface for those who prefer to
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the function of the old list as a discussion list and should default
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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:

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

Hope to see you there!