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Happy "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" 2016!

Krispy Kreme is in on the Pirate Day action this year! You can talk like a pirate for 1 free donut, or...dress like a pirate for 12 free donuts. So get out and get ye some pirate related booty! Arr!! 

The Guys from talklikeapirate.com!

The Guys from talklikeapirate.com!

Lego Minifigures Series 16 Pirate

Lego Minifigures Series 16 Pirate

Drive Electric Week 2016

This past Saturday was the start of National Drive Electric Week. If you are unfamiliar with this event it can be a great way to learn more about electric cars, and to attend some fun EV centric events! I have included buttons below for the homepage and the regional event locator. Unfortunately, there are no events planned for the Grand Rapids area this week.

28th Street MetroCruise 2016 & Hastings Summerfest Car Show

This years' MetroCruise kicks off today! The center of tonight's action will be at Rogers Plaza on 28th Street in Wyoming. If you don't see enough cars Friday and Saturday, then you can head down to Hastings on Sunday from 10-5 when their downtown will be lined with cars and motorcycles.

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University of Washington EV Survey

This post is directed to any of my readers that happen to own an electric car. The University of Washington is conducting a survey "to understand how various factors affect operators' decisions on when and where to charge their plug-in vehicles." So if, like me, you drive an electric vehicle, please click the link below. The directions say that it will take 15-20 minutes to complete, however I was finished in less than 10. Thanks for your help!

They Might Be Giants - Electric Car

Long time readers know that I own and love a Chevrolet Volt. While randomly searching "electric car" on YouTube last week, I found this video of They Might Be Giants featuring Robin Goldwasser released way back in 2009. Take a listen, peruse the lyrics, and enjoy how there is always room for more friends in the adorable cardboard electric car from the video.

Lyrics

Electric car, on roads so dark
To change the end, rewrite the start
Electric car, so good, so far

Electric car, on verdant green
Invent a turn, invent a dream
Electric car, the new machine

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Electric car beside the tree
Will past the dock, will past the sea
Electric car, roll silently

Electric car on roads so dark
To change the end, rewrite the start
Electric car, so good, so far

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

No diesel, steam or gasoline

Let's take a ride in an electric car
Happiness resides in an electric car
You can even drive an electric car
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Let's take a ride in an electric car
To the west side in an electric car
How can you deny an electric car?
Won't you take a ride with me?
Come on and take a ride with me

Chevrolet Bolt EV Preproduction

Chevrolet sent out 20 seconds of pre-production Bolt EV assembly footage, and I am psyched! With the Tesla Model 3 reveal coming in one weeks time, I would say that GM may be a little nervous as well.