Last night had us at the October Electric Vehicle Adopters of Alberta EVAAB Coffee Meet where we got to meet some old friends and some new.
I believe I have started a conversion of some of the folks from the aquaponic side to checking into electric vehicles and although we did do some talking on aquaponics before the EVAAB coffee meet, there was also a bunch of electric vehicle conversation talked about as well.
We had the opportunity to meet the Chen family at the meet.
They recently got both a Nissan Leaf and a Chevy Volt that they seem very excited to have. They brought the Volt to the coffee meet and allowed us to check it out!
I only managed a couple pictures of the Volt in the parking lot after the meet.
(I have to work on getting more table shots of the actual turn out.)
Again, the meet was full of good conversation and thoughts on moving forward in electric vehicle adoption.
Huge thank you to everyone who came out and took part in the night!
I cant wait to see you all again!
Join in on the EVAAB Coffee Meet!
Awesome people, fantastic vehicles, great conversation and amazing information to be garnered and shared!
Don’t have an Electric Vehicle but are interested in finding out if they are the right choice for you?
Come to a EVAAB Coffee Meet and get REAL information from people who actually own them!
National Drive Electric Week is upon us again and we are getting ready to take it on in style!
To start it all off, we have the Calgary Drive Electric Expo coming up on Saturday.
This event is bound to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to interact with the general public to answer questions on EVs and show what is available. Well worth coming out if you have an EV and even more worth while if you are looking to take the EV plunge! Learn about EVs from the people who know – the owners!
IKEA is hosting the event again and celebrating EVs with us! A huge shout out and thank you to IKEA for their involvement.
We follow this event up with a Sunday Drive where we will again have EVs on hand in an out-of-the-city location at a very cool spot. This event proves that EVs are not limited to urban environments and breaks the fears of range anxiety. What better place to do that than at a meadery? Come join in the fun and check out what Chinook Arch Meadery and the Chinook Arch Honey Company have to offer!
This makes for a busy start of National Drive Electric Week, but we are not done!
We next follow this up with the September EVAA Coffee Meet! Come join us for a coffee and chat on all things EV! Wednesday is the date and Tim Hortons is the place for EV owners and people interested to come and have a beverage and talk about the EV world.
Central Alberta, don’t feel left out. We have action for you as well!
Edmonton Drive Electric Expo is up for the following Saturday and is again going to be an awesome time! Lots of vehicles, lots of knowledgeable folks and lots of fun for all!
Southgate Centre is hosting the event for Edmonton this year and celebrating National Drive Electric Week with us! Huge shout out and thank you to Southgate Centre for their involvement!
Now, all we need is you! Come join in on one or all of the events you can and be a part of our community and National Drive Electric Week!
See you there!
We set up the first EVAA coffee Meet for August 8, and I can honestly tell you that it was fantastic.
I was not sure how it was all going to play out with only a couple folks seeming interested in the event, but Trevor Dewaard Marc Verones and Donna Hayes made it a huge success!
We had fantastic conversations on a range of topics from EV adoption to vehicles details to autonomous driving and pet peeves of some of the vehicle features. One of the big topics of conversation was the lack of information available locally on EV’s from dealerships and the amount of misinformation and misconceptions there is out there from other sources. I believe that these coffee meets could be an awesome means of delivering that information to the masses by people who know about and own EV’s.
There is something to be said for bringing people together face to face, away from the screens that we think we know people by. This event proved that in many ways. I got to know these people from a completely different perspective and we had very pointed conversations with honest and open dialogues that I dont think anyone was actually ready to walk away from when the night ended.
I would like to thank Trevor, Marc and Donna for being a part of the event, and look forward to the next one.
If you have an EV or are just interested in finding out information about EV’s, I welcome you in attending the EVAA Coffee Meets (Find more information in the Events).
I would also like to make the challenge to anyone out there with an EV outside of the Calgary area to set up a monthly coffee meet in your area for EV owners and for those interested in getting information. If you do set one up, please let me know and I will add it to the events Calendar and send you the graphic for the table card. I will also post up the pictures of the event that you take and the write up about it!
Lets make this happen everywhere in Alberta!