CalCars Technology Lead Ron Gremban, the original PRIUS+ vehicle and I will be in Palo Alto Saturday:

On April 16, 2005, we will present the first PRIUS+ at the Electric Auto Association Silicon Valley Chapter
meeting, Saturday at 2PM (not the group's usual morning meeting time)
Hewlett-Packard, 3000 Hanover St., building 20 level A, Auditorium in Palo Alto.

We'll also give an update about the international EVS21 event last week in Monaco, where the EnergyCS/Valence Lithium-Ion version of PRIUS+ made a splash.

* If you haven't seen it, we have a new page with 6 photos, including the EnergyCS lithium batteries and the Battery Management System Display Unit mounted on the dashboard at

* If you haven't read it, see Admiral Woolsey's testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy and Resources where he talked about PHEVs -- see also message archive
(message 22 PHEV Gains Momentum: Dec '04 to Early April '05 Milestones is one of my favorites)

* We have finally produced a general-interest flyer (up to now, what we had was oriented to Prius owners), which you can see/download at or from inks from main CalCars pages. It's a page of info and back side quotes plus action items. This was produced in a rush and already needs many changes -- but we're also happy we have it. We'll be blanketing the State Democratic Convention with it next weekend as part of our effort to get people interested in state-level initiatives to promote plug-in hybrids.

Felix Kramer, founder, California Cars Initiative