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Jeff Songster
Works at Bay Area Barricade Service
Attended Woodside Elementary
Lives in Martinez, CA
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Here's another great cause...
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Nice review... They don't offer the Van here in the states or I would have just bought one. Really would like the camper van or caravan version. Hoping that when Nissan does release it here it comes with maybe 20 to 30 percent more battery to fix the charge time to drive time ratio.
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Musk oversold the updates... for all the fuss it should have been at least videos and live demos of what he was talking about.  Pushing out the PR like he did and then not really showing it off was very anticlimatic. Steve Jobs could have taught him a thing or two about showmanship. Oh and one more thing...
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Nice demo of the coolest of the electric cars... Tesla Model S85D. Now with 2 motors and a cool Autopilot which will keep improving and adding features in the years you own it. Really cool. Blows away most other tech cars.
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If you are at all curious about driving electric vehicles, These events are a great place to get answers about it from everyone involved. Vendors, drivers, charger makers and providers. I will be attending 3 of them. Hope to see you there.
As an example of how far the reach of electric vehicles has grown, you need to look little further than the growth of National Drive Electric Week. Now in its fourth year, Drive Electric Week began life as National Plug In Day. This year, 115 cities in 35 states and countries abroad will showcase...
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Home Owners Associations are some of the most ignorant, selfish, folks on earth. Ours once told me to restore my yard to its original look... I (not being the original home owner) asked what for a photo of what that looked like. They replied by telling me to remove all the weeds from my yard... so I then asked which plants are the weeds... they really waste alot of resources and owners time. They are not legal bodies and should be stricken from all homes. As the original, racist nasty covenants were that they evolved from. What a pain.
A San Ramon homeowner association says it will fine a woman $50 a month until she replants grass in 25 percent of her front yard.
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The featherweight matches are going in the mini arena at Robogames 2015...
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Doesn't look very crowded. (Yet, I hope)
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I'm guessing you had no ability to use a Level 2 charger at 240volts and 32 Amps. Or better yet a CHAdeMO dc quick charger. Makes the range charging hops much more reasonable.
My family and I are in the SF Bay Area and can drive to the extremes of the range easily as there are multiple quick chargers in almost any direction from our home. 80% in 20 to 30 minutes works well for meal and restroom breaks. Wouldn't want to go more than a couple hops from home most days but as the chargers get more ubiquitous it becomes simpler to make longer trips without planning.

My family has 2 LEAFs now. My wife and I do 99% of our driving in them. Only borrow the Prius or big Ford Flex wagon for the giant highway trips in a hurry.
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Thank you for sharing, Jeff Songster.  We enjoy hearing different experiences from actual owners.  Access to more powerful chargers will definitely be a game changer in the EV landscape, virtually eliminating any range anxiety that might arise.  Thanks for watching!
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Test drove it... nice car, acceleration is better in my Leaf, adequate in the soul, Leaf is roomier, and the backup camera in soul is good... all around cameras in loaded SL Leaf are much better. The range is somewhat better in the Soul EV (93) than the Leaf (84) by 9 EPA rated miles so for some folks that could make the difference depending on length of commute. Soul EV has CHAdeMO popular DC quick charger interface as standard feature on plus and std models. Leaf has CHAdeMO as optional upgrade on S and SV models, standard only on SL model.

Reviewer mentioned Rav4EV which is a marvelous but unsupported (unupgraded) by Toyota, discontinued, California compliance only car with no quick charger. The Mercedes mentioned is also a compliance car, lacking any quick charger option. Without a quick charger interface these cars are nearly impractical for most folks. (Correction: There will soon be an aftermarket add on for these Tesla powertrain vehicles. Check out shop.quickchargepower.com for more info)

Only Nissan, and Tesla are seriously making useful EVs... and maybe Kia is joining them as they are rumored to be increasing the markets from mostly compliance states to many more and they already sell internationally also.
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Should be fun... can't wait to see this.
The new documentary highlights moments in his career, including the six 'Star Trek' movies he made, and includes his performances in theater, political activism and his life with his longtime partner, Brad Altman.
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I own at least 13k of these emission free miles...
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This is awesome.
Swiss bus system is being developed to provide electrification via 15-second plug-ins at bus stops.
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IT, Voice Talent ( a pretty good Yoda among others) , Software Tester, TV Antenna Installer
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  • Bay Area Barricade Service
    IT, Software Tester, present
  • Claris ( Apple Software Division, Now Filemaker Inc.)
    SQA
  • Saint Mary's College of CA
    Director, Tech Support
  • Software Ventures
    Tech Support
  • KKIS AM & FM
    On Air Personality, 1987
  • KWOD 106FM
    Intern
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Martinez, CA
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Contra Costa County, California - San Francisco, CA, - Menlo Park, CA - Mountain View, CA - Antioch, CA - Martinez, CA - Sacramento, CA - Pleasant Hill, CA - Concord, CA - Santa Clara, CA - Santa Rosa, CA - San Jose, CA
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This is Jeff Songster... A Hubby to a wonderful lady... A dad to 2 really cool children... the JeffSter of KKIS psuedo fame... A BMUG Berkeley facilitator for many years in the 90s... A former Director of Tech Support at Saint Mary's College of CA, A Tech and Software QA person at Apple's Claris Corp. A tech at Software Ventures... currently greasing the silicon wheels at Bay Area Barricade Service.
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Have worked for Dr. Don Rose. Met Debbie Reynolds. Michael Douglas, Charlton Heston, Cesar Romero, Chuck Connors, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr, Stephanie Zimbalist, and other stars along the way...
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Education
  • Woodside Elementary
    1967
  • Oak Grove Intermediate
  • De La Salle High School, Concord, CA
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Diablo Valley College
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Always a great burrito... different wraps, spinach or flour or tomato... more variety of add ons... great nachos too.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
The have a dc quick charger for Nissan Leaf. Only avail during service hours... so not on Sunday... just ask and they will unlock for you. Very friendly.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Everything was fine... restaurant was clean... food was good n hot
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Gotta love that fried rice and orange chicken bowl!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Loved it... Always do.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've been enjoying this local spot for a decade. Still great!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Stopped in here one day because there happened to be a parking spot in front for my large delivery truck... What a surprise... little pizzeria... big tasty pizza slice and drink for lunch for under 5 bucks. Took the family next time we were in town for an event and they all loved it.
Public - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 years ago