Thursday, August 2, 2012

EVents - Cars and Croissants - July

There is one thing I enjoy equally to driving my ActiveE - showing it off.  I've done a number of events and one of my favorites is the Cars and Croissants gatherings.  This is an event set up by car people who gather every other week (time and weather permitting) to show off their exotics or collectibles and just chat it up. The ActiveE always draws a crowd and being that this is a car focused gathering people are genuinely interested in EV technology...being that it is from BMW makes it even better.

I've attended there a few times and each time it is a very welcoming experience - here is a link to my earlier post on Cars and Croissants Father's Day.

That's a spec sheet on the battery I made to answer common questions

 It was a real treat to see an M1 today

 What a beautiful car - timeless

Just another Lamborghini - amazing cars up close

 Today was a bit smaller due to the weather but there were still many visitors

 My Chevy Volt friends - it is great to see how passionate they are about their car - the best advocates

 Each time I tried to leave the event this happened - a good thing

I do not mind being followed by one of these - a beautiful Ferrari going the same route home

It was great to have the Chevy Volt join us for this day...people could look at what options they had in an EV.  Potential buyers really need to feel comfortable with their choices and talking to actual drivers of different EV technologies is a great way to get real world details.

Joining these groups is free and if you are a car nut well worth it.

Cars and Croissants is a local group in North NJ as the more popular Cars and Coffee does not have least for North NJ.  Feel free to join the Cars and Croissants Yahoo group and I hope to see you at one of the events.

Here is the official Cars and Coffee site - East and West coast meet-ups can be found here


  1. That is such a great way to show EVs to people. I wish I had something like it near me. And thank you Chris for taking the time to do this. The more awareness we can spread the better for the future of EVs.

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  3. Keith - There are events going on around you fairly often. This subforum on Ferrichat typically has details on the events that are being organized. There was one last weekend in Irvine.

  4. Thanks for the link. I will definitely check it out. Chris also suggested doing a google search for "cars & coffee" and that worked too.

  5. Hey guys, I just put both Cars & Croissants and Cars & Coffee direct links on my blog post.