I spoke with Kevin Fernquist of Grossinger Toyota and he is arranging a meeting for us at their dealership on Sunday, May 20th. We will begin at 1:00 but of course anyone can show up early.
Kevin has indicated that they have some Prius Techs on site and he will work to have one at the meeting. This will provide some very good insight into the mechanics and electronics of the vehicle. Additionally, he has already contacted a representative of iGO
, Chicago's only non-profit car sharing service.
Some food and drinks will be provided, but in the spirit of the Milwaukee Hybrid Group, anyone who wants to bring a pot-luck style dish is more than welcome to do so.
7225 N. Cicero Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL
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(Do not use the Prius NAV because it points to the old location)
Sunday, May 20th @ 1:00 pm
Running probably a couple hours formally and continuing informally until everyone leaves.
A formal meeting with guest speakers, discussion round-tables, demonstrations, explanations.
We will be checking tire pressures, discussing various mileage techniques, and working with new owners to help them better understand their Prius. Interested non-hybrid owners will have the opportunity to speak with hybrid owners to better understand the technology.
ON THE SIDE
Because this is the very first formal Chicago Prius Group meeting, it's also a rallying of the troops and a call to arms. Everyone has something to share and if you are interested in presenting some topic, let me know. If you have materials that you would like to bring, please bring them; if they are electronic, please send me a copy. We, the CPG, are building our reference materials library and need all the help and content we can get. If you have an interesting article or photos or anything, please donate them to our collection or bring them to share. The more information we can share the better!