Gordon Head resident Heinz Nussbaumer is launching a “Prius and Tesla Club” for Victoria to bring together like-minded vehicle owners.

No gas guzzlers for this Victoria car club

Heinz Nussbaumer, who bought a Prius hybrid car last September, and is trying unite hybrid and electric vehicle drivers together

There are car clubs for vintage cars and muscle cars, and almost every style of vehicle that rolled off an assembly line.

And its no different for cars that don’t guzzle gas.

An enthusiastic hybrid vehicle owner from Saanich is launching a “Prius and Tesla Club” for Victoria.

Heinz Nussbaumer, who bought a Prius hybrid car last September, and is trying unite hybrid and electric vehicle drivers together to trade advice and information on what are still evolving technologies.

Nussbaumer said he’s primarily focusing on Prius and Tesla drivers, since Prius was the first mainstream hybrid, but is open to anyone with any model hybrid or electric vehicle.

“I’m interested in meeting other hybrid owners. I think we’d have a lot in common, (in terms of) being environmental awareness and lessening the impact of the environment,”  said Nussbaumer, who lives in Gordon Head and works in home renovations.

Having Tesla owners show up is more aspirational than realistic – Nussbaumer said Victoria might have one or two Tesla vehicles, and the closest place to buy one is Seattle.

“This is my wife’s car,” he said, referring to the Prius. “My goal is to drive a Tesla.”

Check out meetup.com/Prius-Tesla-Club-Victoria or meet at My Chosin Cafe on Sunday at 11 a.m., 4492 Happy Valley Rd, in Metchosin.

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