Zelenec
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:50 pm

It's really simple to find a place to plug your car. Just plan a stop for lunch in any "EV friendly" restaurant in Geneva. When I need to charge in no-charge-stations-area, I just ask nicely to plug my car for few hours where I order something to eat or drink. I was never refused. It happened twice even that my meal was "on the house", being so interesting guest willing to go deep into EV related debates. :D
Tired of smelly garage - switched to EV in 2012!
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Llecentaur
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:36 am

I will try that. But in Geneva, like many EU cities, it is very rare to have a restaurant with its own parking places. Therefore the choice is reduced to very few...

I am also thinking of asking Citroen dealers. Maybe they will accept for a small fee, as a gesture towards a potential client. The notion of rendering service in Switzerland is very odd, not to say strict, you might be surprised at some comments and feedbacks when you ask for something's out of the "norm" even of you are willing to pay... I would not be surprised if some would be worried for their electrical system or some other reason I am not capable of imagining :shock:

Zelenec
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:00 am

Could be, Llecentaur, swiss people are hard to move sometimes. In my area it's normal to help if any driver needs help. It's probably the heritage of our old communist system. Still, I'm sure you can google for some nice restaurants at lake with their own park place and some outlet. You can promise them you'd recommend their place to all EV drivers as one of best EV friendly restaurants.
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aarond12
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Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Any I Witnesses?

Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:15 pm

Another i-witness report: Saw a silver SE in Garland, Texas on Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Gave him a wave but didn't receive one back. I guess SE owners don't wave to ES owners. :lol:
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MLucas
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Location: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

Re: Any I Witnesses?

Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 am

aarond12 wrote:Another i-witness report: Saw a silver SE in Garland, Texas on Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Gave him a wave but didn't receive one back. I guess SE owners don't wave to ES owners. :lol:


Still haven't seen one in the Buffalo, Niagara area yet - I've had a few Smart Cars wave at me mistaking me for one of them.

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jennrod12
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:20 pm

Saw a silver one in the Dell garage in Santa Clara today, I'm taking a class there for 3 day this week. (Sorry for my bad parking job! :oops: )

Jenn
2012 Diamond White i-MiEV ES
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nsps
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Any I Witnesses?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:28 pm

Saw one that wasn't mine, but was the exact same color (raspberry) near the University of Utah in Salt Lake City the other day. My girlfriend and I were crossing the street, and then I excitedly started pointing after a moment of confusion. ("What's my car doing there?") The woman driving it probably just assumed we were pointing and saying, "Hey, look at that funny car."

gatedad11
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:01 am

This past Saturday, I saw a Blue Nissan Leaf, a Silver I(my first official sighting in the wild of another I), and 2 Chevy Volts, all on the same jaunt to the grocery store. The week prior I had seen a Tesla Model S, and that is the first Tesla I have seen anywhere. Just on my way into work I passed another Chevy Volt in an LA Fitness parking lot, and a black Leaf passed by me. Slowly but surely, EV's are making their presence known.

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benswing
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:34 am

Two of my friends, including 1 colleague, own an iMIEV. So I have seen them either at their house or at work, but no sightings that are truly "in the wild" yet.
Driving Electric since 2007: Vectrix VX1 - 2007-2010, Zero S ZF9 - 2012-Present, Mitsubishi iMIEV - 2013 - 2015

jray3
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Re: Any I Witnesses?

Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:19 am

I've seen at least three (not counting two fellow EAA members) "in the wild", and all were raspberry. Guess they're just more conspicuous. The last time was while I was EVangelizing to my minivan mechanic, showing him NEDRA videos, and an i drove by as if on cue! :lol:
WA DOL data says that 33 i-MiEV have been registered in the Evergreen State, mostly around Seattle, of course.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

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