DrivingElectric.org is expected to launch this weekend in coordination with National Plug-in Day. The site is envisioned as a community for connecting "EV Curious" (prospective electric vehicle owners) with those who already own electric vehicles. I have become involved with the effort to launch the site ... FWIW. The following announcement was sent by Felix Kramer last week. It's possible at this time to join the website and kick the tires, but the official launch is this weekend.
"DrivingElectric.org is a nonprofit startup that will spark the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) through personal engagement and the power of online networking. We'll connect current plug-in drivers with consumers who want to make informed decisions about their next vehicle. When it launches, it will provide an essential missing piece for the mass-market success of PEVs."
You can get a picture of what we're starting to build at http://beta.DrivingElectric.org . There w have a bare-bones preview of a home page showing "ways in" for drivers and for consumers. On our About page, you'll find information for gaining support. (As we develop, we will seek co-sponsors and other partners.) On our Get Involved page, you'll find "help wanted" ads for one paid and three volunteer positions.
AFTER YOU LOOK AT THESE THREE PAGES, feel free to send us comments, and to forward http://beta.drivingelectric.org to other advocates and people who might help fill out the team.
Building on the mantra "it takes a driver to make a driver," DrivingElectric.org is launching a new service to facilitate these kinds of exchanges between plug-in drivers and the "EV-curious".
DrivingElectric is a collaboration between the major plug-in driver groups (Plug In America, The Electric Auto Association, and CalCars) to accelerate the widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles. It's launching an online community and searchable directory of EV drivers who want to share the joys of driving electric with those around them. At DrivingElectric.org, drivers can post photos, videos, blogs, events, participate in discussion forums, and a whole lot more.
DrivingElectric seeks active plug-in driver enthusiasts to become their first members, provide initial content and give them feedback. It only takes about 15 minutes to create a profile about you and your car. We encourage all plug-in drivers to sign up. (Please hold off if you don't yet own, lease or frequently drive one.)
1. Go to http://dev.drivingelectric.org, click on Register > Create new account
2. Create a profile, share pictures, post a blog, start a forum discussion, promote an event
3. Send feedback. You can see the things we're still working on at http://dev.drivingelectric.org/known-issues, and send email from there.
With your feedback and active participation, the DrivingElectric team hopes to launch to consumers everywhere on National Plug In Day, September 23 http://www.pluginday.org. We hope you will help them achieve their goal!
Thanks from the DrivingElectric Team http://dev.drivingelectric.org/about-us