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See/hear us in Palo Alto Sat; update+ requests for help
Apr 12, 2005 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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Things have been very busy, as you have seen from recent messages from CalCars News

  • Ron Gremban, the original PRIUS+ vehicle and I will be in Palo Alto Saturday: On April 16, 2005, Felix Kramer and Ron Gremban will present the first PRIUS+ at the Electric Auto Association Silicon Valley Chapter­eaa/­meetings.htm meeting, Saturday at 2PM (not usual meeting time), Hewlett-Packard, 3000 Hanover St., building 20 level A, Auditorium in Palo Alto. We'll also give an update about EVS21 in Monaco, where the EnergyCS/Valence Lithium-Ion vehicle made a splash.
  • If you haven't seen it, we have a new page with 6 photos, including the EnergyCS lithium batteries and the Battery Management System Display Unit mounted on the dashboard at­priusplusphotos.html

--- End of items directly relevant to the technical group. Since I have your attention:

  • If you haven't read it, see Admiral Woolsey's testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources­group/­calcars-news/­message/­23 -- see also message archive.
  • We have finally produced a general-interest flyer (up to now, what we had was oriented to Prius owners), which you can see/download at­calcarsflyer2pages.pdf or from inks from main CalCars pages. It's a page of info and back side quotes plus action items. This was produced in a rush and already needs many changes -- but we're also happy we have it.
  • This weekend, we'll be distributing that flyer along with the NYTimes and BizWeek stories) to as many as possible of the 3000 delegates at the California State Convention in LA. This effort will support our goal to make a push on several levels in the state for a policy and legislative focus on plug-in hybrids.

CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN SUGGEST ANY OF THE FOLLOWING (feel free to forward this request)

  • A graphic designer/desktop publisher to help update this flyer (first iteration was donated by a very busy person who can't commit to continued work. We'll credit the person amply, but because we still have very limited funds for all but conversion costs and materials, we rely on volunteers for professional services except when we're desperate. Quark/InDesign both OK.
  • A web-developer for a tiny one-time project related to CalCars but not on the CalCars website.
  • A GoLive person for continued help on the CalCars website.
  • A person who knows FileMaker to help with tracking and acknowledging contributions resulting from the recent press coverage/

Thanks, Felix

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