Saturday, January 19th, 2013 Monthly Meeting

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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Dallas MakerSpace (DMS)

Address : 2995 Ladybird Lane Dallas, TX 75229 (off Monroe and Walnut Hill)

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public.


The January 2013 meeting of the North Texas Electric Auto Association (NTEAA) was held at Makerspace Dallas , in Dallas at 2995 Ladybird Lane.  President Ron Swanson called the meeting to order.  We had 10 people in attendance.

Old Business- We still need some sort of write up on our overnight rally for the web page.  Paul Schaffer has committed to doing this.  We also still need a home for the donated charger.

New Business- Meeting plans.  For the next meeting we decided to try to contact David or Thad in order to see a conversion in progress.  We need to also visit the motorcycle dealer in Plano (European Cycle Sports) to view the new Zero motorcycles. That meeting is planned for March prior to the April earth day events.

We had one new person in attendance, David Haight a Chevy Volt owner.  He’s thinking about a conversion (just thinking).   We got an update on Mike’s VW cabriolet.  He did a front wheel alignment and his mileage estimate to 80% went from 49 miles to 64 miles.  He also reported that he left the battery connected to the DC-DC converter over the holiday without using the auto.  The converter drained the batteries down to 2.5 volts!  He reported that the drain was not even across the pack (capacity differences in the cells).  However, he reported that the batteries charged right back up with no apparent damage.    Norris reported that he needs new batteries for his car.  He’ll probably go with lead but is looking for a good deal in Lithium’s.

Four video were shown for the meeting.  Two on the Leaf, one on the upcoming Infiniti with wireless charging, and one on the Tesla factory.

Infiniti LE and wireless charging

Nissan Leaf 2013 production

National Geographic Tesla Factory


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