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The Adventure Begins

I’ve been driving EV’s since the mid 1990’s when I completed my 1974 Porsche 914 conversion to electric in 1997.  That car has gone through several battery packs over the past 15 years, and is currently in the process of getting upgraded from Lead Acid to Lithium (more on that to follow in later posts).  I got on the waiting list for an Aptera electric in late 2007 and was one of the early reservationist (number was in the 90’s originally but then got lowered to the 40’s when the list split in two parts: electric and hybrid).  Clearly that did not pan out, but I was able to put my name down for a Leaf reservation as soon as it opened up (the day of the gulf disaster).  I was able to get one of the early deliveries in March of 2011, and it has been great to have two EV’s (well, down to one right now with the Porsche under reconstruction).  I’ll see how this blogging goes as I’m not a very good writer.  It seems clear writing skills are a difficult task for most of us technical minded folks.  Perhaps this Blog will help improve that situation.