Clara EVent 1999
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04/15/99 From 10am to 4pm was the intel-0 Santa
Clara EVent. No rain like the last two weeks. It
was warm (80+) and sunny (get the sun screen
When I arrived, Will Beckett of Silicon
Valley Chapter had already positioned his Blazer
EV and had the Electric Auto Association (EAA)
table was setup.
the fliers I had created the night before.
(missing out on PlasmaBoy's dinner).
The EV1 booth was ready to go. Their EV1's,
the Toyota RAV4 and Prius were lined up to give
rides. The Toyota ecom was on display near the
ZAP table.Rob (the ZAP man) was Zipping around
the displays on his Zappy, having a great time.
I caught up with Phillip unloading the
Sparrow, found the location, and guided it into
position where it was to be displayed. List
member, Stephanie Masumura, came with her dark
blue VW rabbit conversion. The intel-0 facilities
people helped her into position next to Will's
Mike Thompson came and setup his solar array.
He used it to power an inverter, with a lamp as
the load (a solar power display). There was
plenty of sun to power the array. All was set for
the intel-0 employees to come out and see all the
EV displays. I took this time to grab some image
for the EV List, before my manning the EAA table.
| Phillip in, and near the Corbin
Sparrow EV from Darwin Motors
email@example.com 415-284-9514, 212 Ritch
St. San Francisco, CA 94107
Kinnear of Silicon Valley Power [Silicon Valley
408-615-5686, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa
Clara, CA 95050 ] told me that their company
offers the EV charging assistance for the
businesses and residences of Santa Clara. Their
company's Honda EV plus was on display behind
The RAV4 EV, the Prius HEV, and the ecom sEV were
brought by the Toyota representative Geralyn Yoza
[ firstname.lastname@example.org 310-618-4271, 19001 South
Western Ave., P.O. Box 2991 Terrance, CA 90509 ].
You may contact her for Toyota EV/HEV fleet
| The EV1
team was already prepared to give plenty of rides
for all the intel-0 employees. There were EVs of
every color lined up ready to go. [ Erin Wheeler
EV1Wheels@aol.com 10-547-7536 3952 Harrison St.,
#302, Oakland, CA 94611 (Local dealer
http://www.saturnfr.com/ ) ]
| The ZAP
man Rob Means [ http://www.electric-bikes.com
RobMeans@aol.com 408-262-8975, 1421 Yellowstone
Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035 ] had his ZAP bike and
the ZAPPY for the intel-0 employees to test ride.
I liked his collection of bike helmets. One of
which looked like one was earing their brains on
their head. The ecom display is shown in the
background. ZAP bike test rides all around the
EVent (next image).
| EV1 tent
with ZAP zipping around the area. The EV1 team
had several people to answer all the questions.
The EV representative stated that they have not
reached their quota for this area. They would
like to lease as many as they can.
Masumura (left) and her VW EV conversion. She
preformed like a trooper in the full sun without
a break, talking to all intel-0 employees people
attracted to her EV. Great job!
| Will's EV
and the EAA Booth in the background (Will
seated). Will had his share of people asking
about his full sized Blazer EV conversion (all
The EVent ended promptly at 4pm. It was quite
successful. Plenty of fliers were handed out for
the intel-0 employees to attend our other Free
public EVents. The Electric Auto Association
[ http://www.intel.com ] for having, and
allowing the EAA to assist with, this EVent.