Meetup 7 – O’ Charger, Where art thou?

The 7th meetup was held again at Withdean Sports complex. This time we used the East entrance overflow car park which we had almost completely to ourselves. This event was also used to mark the 1st birthday of the club and also the club winning the trophy for Best Electric Vehicle Club 2019. It was a great day out with lots of chat and lots of cake. In total we had around forty cars in attendance including two Tesla Model 3’s and a gen 1 Roadster. There was also a rather lovely orange iPace.

 

#EV Electric Vehicles Festival 2019

The first ever Electric Vehicle Festival was held on the 28th July at the British motor museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire. In spite of the poor weather early on, the turnout was exceptional. More than 150 cars on display and lots of great conversation with the general public. For a first outing, the professionalism of the event was excellent. This should prove to be a great annual event for the community to get involved in. Massive thanks to Paul Middlicott for organising this. Very well done.

 

Meetup #5 No Mr Bond I expect you to charge.

Another brilliant meetup with some great people. This was the 5th meetup for Sussex EVs and the 1st for our affiliated club Surrey EVs. The weather was excellent and the conversation was even better. I lost count of the numbers but at one point I made it 45 cars. So very similar to the Brighton figure. Very special thanks to Zita for the amazing bagels and cake. We all owe you a lot for all your hard work. That was great. Also a massive thank you to Warren for managing to wangle a Kia E-Niro for test drives. That is a seriously nice solid card which is silly quick but very refined with it.

Already looking forward to the next one. See you all soon.

Meetup Chapter 4 – The Ampere Strikes Back

On the 20th January 2019 we met up for the 4th time. This event was held at the Withdean Sports Complex in Brighton. It is a large car park with an onsite CYC rapid charger and a pair of 7kW posts on the road outside. There is also a pub which sells coffee and food.

The weather held up pretty well and stayed dry for the duration of the event. The sun was out but it was a little on the chilly side. In spite of the cold, we had a record attendance of 50 cars plus a scooter, hover board and a tiny Tesla.

There were some great conversations with great people. I personally met many characters for the first time. Shout out to the very “vibrant” Betty Swollocks for letting me ride your scooter and hover board.

We had some special guests in attendance for this event. Craig Tonge (@RenaultZoeClub) and James Coates (@KateFantom) both came down from Coventry/Leicester. David Dewson (@EVSmiles) came from Worcester, Colin (@The_Plugseeker) from Surrey and Charlotte (@EV_TQs) came all the way from Solihull. Massive thanks for supporting the group. Also a big thank you to Oli from Brighton Jaguar Landrover for bringing along the i-Pace.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended. The group is the people that make it. This group is a pleasure to run because of you all.

Details for the next meetup will be posted in due course.