Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Frustration With Electro Automotive for Missing Parts

I just don't understand what EA is doing.  They're happy to make promises and take your money but after that, it's unreturned emails & voicemails and a dribble of parts if you're lucky.

It's been 9 months for me and I'm still waiting for nearly $6K worth of parts.  I've threatened legal action - nothing.  My last email to them was that I would sit outside the building at their event in March in San Jose and hand out flyers warning people not to buy their system - no response.  My frustration level is off the charts right now and I'm going to do it.  Anybody else within driving distance is welcome to join me on Saturday March 19.

If you're a paying customer of EA and are still waiting for parts, please email me at with your name, when you placed your initial order, and an estimated value of the parts you're still waiting for.  If you have all of your parts now but had shipping delays or communication issues, let me know too.  I'll put all of our names on the flyer to explain the situation of current paying customers.

I posted this notice to the 914EV forum, and 15 minutes later I have confirmation of over $20K of waiting orders from 3 people.  I'll keep this updated as the event date approaches.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Porsche Club Poker Run to the Pozo Saloon

The Porsche club has a lot of great activities and I've started to participate as I can, even with a 914 (they don't seem to mind too much) and it's up on blocks.  They do think it's cool that I'm doing the electric conversion and most read about my work in the chapter newsletter last fall.

Last Sunday the club had a poker run from Atascadero to Sunday brunch at the Pozo Saloon.  We went on a lot of windy roads in Templeton, Paso Robles, Shandon, Creston and Pozo.  It's called a poker run because we were given 5 cards in a sealed envelope at the start.  There were two checkpoints where you could exchange any cards to improve your hand.  We ended up with three-of-a-kind-3s, but it wasn't good enough for a prize.  The drive took about 2 hours.  I was lucky to be invited as a passenger / navigator in Ken Finney's 2007 Carrera S.  What a magnificently-handling car.  I figured we were going into the ditch on several occasions but Ken's confidence in his brakes and foot-wide tires was spot on.  Ken upgraded several parts of his car at Gary's shop.  Sadly G-Rides is no more due to the economy but he went out with a great reputation in the Porsche and performance car fraternity.

Here is Ken and some pictures of the other 20 or so Porsches in the event.