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EVCCON 2012 Day 4 – Our Adventure in Picturesque Cape Girardeau

Written by rpengineering on . Posted in Events, News

The final day, day 4’s conferences included: Driving the EV Business – panel Discussion with George Hamstra, Jack Rickard & Michael Bream and Lithium Battery Theory and Manufacture by  Jack Rickard.

Events scheduled for the afternoon: Electric Car Show in Capaha Park  (open to the public) and Electric Car Parade.

Finally the weather in Cape Girardeau worked with us, as it was a gorgeous day for a picnic and music in the park. Cape Girardeau is known for its nature, having 21 parks throughout the little bustling city of 100,000. Thanks to the weather and the buzz surrounding the event, a large amount of locals arrived just in time to view the show, to see the impressive electric cars and to ask questions about the EV industry and what the future holds for electric vehicles.

After the car show was over, we had a beautiful parade through Cape Girardeau, which Nathan, one of the EVCCON attendees called the “official funeral for gasoline fueled cars.”

Then, at 7 PM, it was finally time for the formal wine dinner at The Show-Me Center Arena.  Richard, who organized a lot of the logistics around EVCCON and who truly did an amazing job, announced the winners of the event competitions for multiple categories, from the best paint job to the fastest EV. Organizers even added in some humorous categories, to including the most improved EV and the slowest EV award.

Recipients of the awards, from all over the EV industry, gave great speeches. Here are some highlights of the speech of one of the winners:

–  “Don’t settle for cheap parts, you will end up paying double in the long run. I went through this and I know.”

–  “For your EV conversion project, go for quality vendors, and the vendors present at EVCCON are the highest quality vendors you will find, to get quality results. The vendors that are present here today offer all that anyone will need for a quality EV conversion project.”


Those Vendors included:

  • EVnetics – controllers
  • NetGain – electric motors
  • Red Point Engineering – Conversion hardware (custom conversion kits: engine mounts, adapter plates and hubs) and  consulting
  • RechargeCar

We leave this year’s EVCCON extremely impressed with the quality of the people that both attended and organized the event, and with how well the event was put together. We are already looking forward to EVCCON 2013!

Thank you for reading!

EVCCON 2012 Day 3 – Our Adventure in Picturesque Cape Girardeau

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The day 3 conferences included:

  • EV conversions as a business by Wayne Alexander
  • Charge Port Issues for J1772 by David Kerzel
  • Chinese LiFePo4 battery manufacture by Keegan Han

In the afternoon we headed to the airport, where Jack Rickard once again extended his hospitality, inviting us into his hangar and assured excellent music, more great food and plenty of cold beer. We were all primed and revved up for the EV drag race and auto cross.

Below is brief video of Porsche Boxster EV at auto cross:

EVCCON 2012 Day 2 – Our Adventure in Picturesque Cape Girardeau

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Day 2 at EVCCON with RPE:

Day 2 opens up with coffee and a delectable sweet table at the Show-Me Center Arena arena. Given that it’s raining again, we are absolutely grateful that the event is held indoors. It might be downcast outside, but it’s all sunshine and smiles inside the Show-Me Center Arena.

There are many quality speeches lined up for us. I’ve already counted 32 spectacular electric vehicles in the room today, eclipsing last year’s total. Day 2 is kick-started by Jack Rickard, and here are the highlights of what our charismatic sponsor had to say:

  • “In order to lead EV industry, you have to build it.”
  • “It’s an enormous privilege to be in the room here today”

Well, thank YOU, Jack, for inviting us to EVCCON and for creating a forum for those who

want to make a difference in the EV industry. You’ve organized a phenomenal event, setting a tone for an industry that will dominate the future, as Jack said, one car at a time… It’s an enormous privilege for us at RPE to join EVCCON, and we’re more than pleased with what we’ve seen so far.

Again, there was more great food, a great lunch and  an equally scrumptious dinner.  The classy music in the evening was a classy finish for the day.

What’s on tap for the next couple of action packed days:

  • Friday, Sep 28th – Drag Race/ Auto Cross
  • Saturday, Sep 29th – Electric Car Show in Capaha Park, Electric Car Parade

Until next time.

EVCCON 2012 Day 1 – Our Adventure in Picturesque Cape Girardeau

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What is EVCCON?

The 2nd Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON) is here, running from September 26 to September 30, but what exactly is EVCCON? Is it a gathering of people interested in electric vehicles or looking to find out about the coming electric vehicle boom?

Not even close.

EVCCON is the cutting edge convention that brings together the greatest minds in the electric vehicle industry, the brain trust that are helping to design and build the future of travel, travel that isn’t dependent on fossil fuel. Companies like Red Point Engineering (RPE), that build and design electric cars and EV technology, technology that will drive us into the future in an environmentally friendly, cost effective way. The convention is focused on educating and sharing the wealth of knowledge amongst peers shaping the OEM industry. Last year over 100 industry innovators attended, bringing 28 vehicles together in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. This year, EVCCON is back, bigger and better than ever, once again at the Show-Me Center Arena in Cape Girardeau.

Day 1 at EVCCON with RPE (Wed, Sep 26th):

We have arrived at picturesque Cape Girardeau, MO, in the heart of the United States, not far from the Mississippi River, the life vein of America. Cape Girardeau, MO offers the perfect setting for EVCCON, as it’s the business and education hub of the MidWest, swelling to a population of over 100,000 people each day, as its 2 universities and business district hum with energy.

While the weather is not cooperating on the first day, as Mother Nature can be fickle, with few thunderstorms here and there and an overcast MidWest sky that looks like it will start sobbing any minute, this is not impacting the enthusiasm of all the wonderful minds who traveled here to attend this year’s EVCCON. They’ve come from all over the world too, as electric vehicles are THE future of travel for the entire globe. We’ve met wonderful, insightful people from all over the States, and from other countries as well, including attendees from Australia, England and our wonderful Neighbor To The North, Canada.  It’s exciting to see Registration Plates from all over the country (Oregon, Michigan, Florida, New York and California, to name a few), the entire planet is getting revved up for the EV revolution.

And everyone is so neighborly too. Jack Richardson, EVCCON’s sponsor, has invited us to his EVTV shop, where he is filming his famous EVTV show. We can see his spectacular vehicles, all the exciting work that’s in progress, talk to his staff and ask questions. EVCCON ‘s reception includes a generous welcome package with its “Kick the gas out, one car at the time” theme, and includes a fabulous dinner with an open bar (and great liquor selection). In the evening we camp out at the Drury Lodge, which became THE official hotel for EVCCON this year, which is awesome, because it’s an excellent hotel.

As the day ends, along with many other drained, yet ecstatic attendees, we are heading back to the hotel, equally excited and thrilled by the fun events that are coming up over the next three days!

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Red Point Engineering, Inc.