Charging from EVSE at work

We just got J1772 charge stations at work, I was the second one to plug in. Dan beat me to it with his spitfire. [img_assist|nid=335|title=Lemon powered by Aerovironment EVSE|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=230] Got a new bumper too, well, not entirely new. [img_assist|nid=333|title=New bumper|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338] Happy new year!

New DMV requirements

I got a nasty surprise at the DMV today, there seems to be a new DMV requirement for EV conversions in California. It is no longer sufficient to have the vehicle inspected at the DMV and the fuel type change, you now have to go through a BAR referee station and you have to contact the ARB before making any changes to the emission system.

What happened?

Ooops, it has been quite a while since I last updated this blog. This post is intended to summarize what been going on with the lemon. [img_assist|nid=328|title=Time consumers|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338] When we left off I had gotten the Lemon registered and started driving it to work. The car worked quite well for my commute, the lack of A/C was a bit inconvenient in the summer heat, but other than that I enjoyed the car quite a bit. The low end torque makes it a blast to drive. [img_assist|nid=325|title=Tesla and Lemon|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338]

Change you can drive to work in!

On Tuesday, inauguration day, I drove the car to the DMV to get it inspected and have the registration changed to show that it's an electric car. I was quite nervous since I've never driven it further than up and down the street and I wasn't sure I would make it there and back. Well I made it, unfortunately I don't have any pictures so you'll have to make do with this beautiful graph of my journey [img_assist|nid=323|title=Drive to DMV|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=303]

EV Grin!!!

[img_assist|nid=319|title=Before|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338] [img_assist|nid=318|title=After|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338] My father in law before and after the EV grin was applied :D

Finally running

Between work, chores, baby, relatives visiting etc, I have not had much time for the car and even less time for this blog. Somehow I managed to get the car done, or close enough to done to take it for a real test drive. My Dad & Brother visiting from Sweden/England helped me push the Camry out of the way, the last obstacle on the road to an EV grin. [img_assist|nid=315|title=Looking for the gear|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=450|height=338] Man, the grin on my face! My dad and brother were both given test rides and EV grins as well.