Nigel Zeid of EVtransformotion from Boulder, CO previously spent 12 years as an EV specialist with Nissan and Tesla. Nigel is now an independent, brand-fluid, electric vehicle explainer and educator. He enjoys sharing the knowledge and experience that he has gained during that time with consumers, dealerships, salespeople, municipalities, utilities and fleets.
Robert Sanchez, our HEAA VP, will lead us all in a discussion of where the HEAA could be in five years — EV boats and planes, anyone?
Member updates on their projects.
00:37:04 Jim Tucker: Just because we cannot do everything does not mean we should not do anything.
00:37:54 James Orenstein: Any comments on “EV Ready” building codes requiring 220 VAC wiring in residential garages & more for commercial?
00:44:22 James Orenstein: Some of us want to buy so we can experiment with hacks & aftermarket mods.
00:48:44 Jim Tucker: James-The latest word is that after CoH approves the 2015 (!) building standards, they will immediately start on approving the 2021 standards, which have the provision for 220v-ready garage wiring for new residential construction, so charger installation should be easier. We’ll see.
00:59:10 Richard R. Andrews: I have 2017 Chevy Bolt, very happy with it. I love the idea of leasing -- I imagine they'd give me some credit for the 2017 Bolt?
01:02:10 Richard R. Andrews: very helpful
01:07:58 Richard R. Andrews: Most important question of the night: what is the plural of Leaf?
01:09:27 James Orenstein: The ICC stripped the optional EV ready appendices from the ICC 2021 codes at the final review stage: https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/overhaul-of-building-energy-code-deals-setback-to-gas-ban-backers-63056504
In the DFW area DFW Clean Cities is advocating for local adoption anyway but is getting strong opposition from the Dallas Builders Association: they’re opposed due to costs and on principle that building codes should address safety issues & not policy.
01:14:27 James Orenstein: Thanks!
01:14:38 Richard R. Andrews: we like some blathering
01:23:17 Laura D: I've gtg, thanks for the great information
01:25:55 Nigel Zeid: I lost sound, and have to get my kid, so I'm having to leave. Thank you for inviting me to speak. I am honored. I hope it was helpful. Call me anytime. take care everyone
01:42:05 Richard R. Andrews: in next 5 years we could talk more about electric bicycles and motorcycles
01:42:15 Emma Hwang: For those who are trying to get to TXRX Labs, attached is a PDF with pictures and instructions.
01:49:24 Jim Tucker: My electric lawnmowers are delightful, quiet and lightweight.
01:55:46 Richard R. Andrews: Update from today about Chevy Bolt battery: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/chevy-bolt-battery-plant-shutdown-extended-as-gm-lg-explore-recall-options/ar-AAOgykU
01:58:38 Richard R. Andrews: We should continue to emphasize how to make EV's more affordable for lower income folks
02:06:16 Steve Hanrahan: Condit Elementary in Bellaire may be a venue