We were invited out to the Earth Day Event on April 22, 2016 to display our personal electric vehicles at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center right next to the Rocket Park. This was a great honor to be parked so close to some historical hardware like the actual walkway from the launch pad where the astronauts that walked on the moon walked across before climbing into the Apollo capsule. We were set up right next to the Proterra 100% electric city bus and some other home made EVs like the solar powered three wheeler and another three wheeler with a trunk full of batteries. One of the highlights of the day was being able to talk to the young kids about electric cars and explaining how they work and what makes them better than gasoline cars and why we decided to drive them. They all agreed that the future would be full of solar power and electric cars. We also tested out the brand new and FREE EV charging stations the Kennedy Space Center installed just a week ago. So now if you have an EV you can visit the space center and charge up your car for free while you’re parked. Thanks, KSC! One of our founders, Josh Pritt, was also interviewed by the NASA Learning Network and the video was posted online. We had a great time and will be looking forward to many more events at KSC as well as using the chargers when visiting.
Here are some photos from the day:
And here’s the full album with TONS of photos:
The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary invited us out again to their Earth Day event. For such a small park we must have talked to over 100 people! This was the third year we brought some electric cars out to show and answer all the great questions from those attending the event. Everyone agreed the weather couldn’t be more perfect and it was indeed a really great day to show and talk about electric cars. There were at least two people who’s mind were really changed and might be looking to buy an EV really soon! Even though we aren’t salespeople trying to sell cars we are very happy when we can change someone’s mind and really show them how happy we are with our cars. I think once people see all the different makes and models available and their differences and similarities it helps them imagine an EV in their daily commute. Hopefully we can do even more events like this in the future and answer even more questions from everyone!
Here’s some pics taken from the day:
Here’s a link to the full album with lots of photos:
The Melbourne campus of Eastern Florida State College invited us to bring our electric cars out to display during their Earth Day / End of Classes event on April 27, 2016. It was a huge hit and everyone loved seeing the different makes/models we had. It was the first time many of them saw a Tesla Model X in person. There was a free salad bar and smoothies from the Cosmic Cafe to be had while you made your own tie-dyed shirts, painted flower pots and planted seeds, and learned about ways to lower your carbon footprint while having fun driving electric. We made sure to let them know to invite to any other events in the future as well. Hopefully we’ll be back really soon!
Here’s a few photos from the event:
Here’s the rest of the photos and full album from the day:
This month we met up at the chargers behind the Brevard Medical City building. Then we walked over to the Fiesta Azteca Mexican restaurant and filled up our table of 25. This was our biggest table yet!
We had someone look us up on the internet and found our website and gave us a call. He lives in a condo and had lots of great questions about charging stations for those tenants that might be looking to purchase an electric car. He said he wanted to get ahead of the tide that’s coming with more and more people buying and switching to EVs. We gave him plenty of info about all the different options and ways to meter and have the drivers pay for their own electricity. Their biggest worry was that other tenants would be mad that they would be paying for someone else’s electricity for their car. We gave him plenty of links to check out on the computer later as well. And of course let him know they can invite us out to talk to them and explain in even more detail all the possible options out there.
We added another new member this month and this time we added a new make/model EV to our list: The new Tesla Model X electric SUV. Now our membership looks like this:
|RAV 4 EV
|Ford Fusion Energi
|Ford Focus EV
|Tesla Model S
|Ford CMax Energi
|Plug in Prius
|Tesla Model X
Here’s a few photos taken from the meet up: