Events

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Upcoming Events

Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association June Meeting

When: Sat, June 5 at 10:00 AM
Where: On-line via ZOOM – for link contact: albert.lierz@gmail.com

Join us to plan parades, exhibits, tabling events, and much more to demonstrate the advantages of driving electric to Nebraska residents.

Agenda:

  • Reappoint officers and committee chairs
  • Renegotiate Electric Auto Assoc Chapter agreement
  • Select captains and teams for 2022 events
  • Recruit communications volunteers – newsletter, website, Facebook, social media
  • Develop our budget and fund raising plan for 2022
  • Appoint a bylaws committee
  • Select new meeting site for 2022

Info? Contact: Albert Lierz, Communications Chair, at albert.lierz@gmail.com – 402-708-0241

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Recent Events

7th Annual “Sound of Silence” Tesla Rally
May 22, 2021 in Custer, South Dakota.
by Don Cox

This event has been going every year for several years and has grown from 10 Teslas the first year to 90 this year. Custer Chamber of Commerce makes a big deal of the rally. They have destination chargers (donated by Tesla) at most of the hotels in town and Tesla installed an 8 stall Supercharger in town too. The Chamber of Commerce has installed several NEMA 14-50 outlets like those at RV parks in their parking lot and at other places in town.

This year our son Earl talked us into driving our old 2008 Roadster and our old 2012 Model S to the rally. This is the first time we have attended the event.

It was somewhat interesting with about 90 Teslas from all over the U.S. and a very enthusiastic group of Tesla owners. The 500 mile drive from Lincoln in the Roadster was a bit of an adventure. We had a relative keep the Roadster in Grand Island and have it fully charged for us to pick up Thursday morning. Earl and Mary then Supercharged the old Model S and followed me in the Roadster up HY-2. We charged at RV parks in Broken Bow and Mullen. We stayed overnight in Alliance and charged at an RV park overnight. Mary and Earl in the Model S followed me and I drove the Roadster on to Custer Friday morning. We stopped in Chadron, NE and I took on a little Roadster charge at a ChargePoint 30 amp charger.


This event has been going every year for several years and has grown from 10 Teslas the first year to 90 this year. Custer Chamber of Commerce makes a big deal of the rally. They have destination chargers (donated by Tesla) at most of the hotels in town and Tesla installed an 8 stall Supercharger in town too. The Chamber of Commerce has installed several NEMA 14-50 outlets like those at RV parks in their parking lot and at other places in town. There was not an issue keeping the Teslas charged.

Saturday was mostly driving around the Black Hills in Teslas with photos of the group in the afternoon (see above). I drove back Sunday all day to Grand Island. Was a difficult drive with 20 mph headwind until Mullen, NE, and rain part of the way. We left the Roadster in Grand Island about 2 AM Monday and arrived later in Lincoln in the 2 Model Ss – the 2012 had been taken to Custer and the 2017 had been left with relatives in Grand Island.

It was a challenging adventure and quite tiring.