Electric Auto Association
East (SF) Bay EAA Chapter

East Bay "EVs Are Alive" Rally

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Location: Chabot College, Hayward

Attendance: 10 EVs, 1 PHEV, 50+ people

Chabot College Automotive Tech Department hosted our annual Fall EV Rally in Hayward. This was a great event to display EVs. We had almost a dozen vehicles on display, with some rides given by the two ZENNs and the Bad Boy ATV. Even the campus security came by to experience the curb-climbing ability of the Bad Boy. the local fire department stopped by to discuss how to address EVs and PHEVs in case of accidents. Lots of discussions and interaction with folks, including a number of future EV owners.

Overview, coming into the parking lot a view from Hesperian Blvd
Lots of discussion and interaction Fliers, handouts and other literature
Rides offered around the parking lot A variety of EVs on display


Photos of the event
ZENN NEV from Green Motors (driven from Berkeley) a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) by 3-Prong Power
Karl's Saturn Conversion Steve's Honda Conversion
Ed Ford Ranger EV (OEM) Eric's Bad Boy Buggy ATV
Gordon & Margaret's VW Rabbit Conversion Paul's Porsche Conversion


Where the gas engine use to be, here is what's under the hood now:
Flooded Batteries, Curtis Controller, 8" ADC Motor Flooded 8v Batteries, Curtis Controller, 8" ADC Motor
Only creature-comforts under the Ranger hood Added Battery Pack in the truck of the PHEV Prius

We displayed our EVs and provide rides, to expose the public to the positive attributes of EVs. The focus was on showing the variety of vehicles there are and how standard gas vehicles can be recycled into zero-emission vehicles.


Thanks to Paul Cooper for photos and use of his camera.

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