Drive Sustainable!

Drive Sustainable!
Our club members drive all kinds of EVs (Teslas, BMWs, Leafs, Volts, Fords, Fiats, SmartEVs, electric bikes...)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New members Michelle and Rich Milner

Our latest new members are Michelle and Rich Milner. Let's make them welcome when we meet them!

Here's their message to me:

Hi! We are likely moving to Colorado Springs in July.

I am a model S owner - have been since moving to Hawaii in 2016. My husband has put his deposit down on his impending Rivian R1T, due late 2020.

Thank you and looking forward to living in CO and putting my Tesla to the Cold and Snow Test!

Michelle & Rich Milner

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Member Robert Latham!

Our latest new member is Robert Latham, both a club member and a member on our Facebook page. Robert is a Model 3 owner and lives in Colorado Springs. Please make him welcome!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ribbon Cutting on Dec. 19, 2018!


You're invited to help us celebrate at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Electric Vehicle Charging Station being installed at the Pueblo West Library.

When: December 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Pueblo West Library, Room A located at 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd.

The Pueblo West community is holding a ribbon cutting for the new electric vehicle charging station, currently under construction at the Pueblo West Library on December 19 at 2 p.m. The key note speaker will discuss how consumers can take advantage of EV rebates and tax credits. The speaker will also discuss funding programs such as Charge Ahead Colorado, which will fund up to 80 percent of EV charging stations and ALT Fuels Colorado which funds up to 40 percent of electric transit and freight vehicles and explain the economic and environmental benefits of EV adoption. The chargers are brought to you by San Isabel Electric, Pueblo County Energy Office, Pueblo City-County Library District, Bank of the San Juans, the Renewable Energy Owners Coalition of America, and Pueblo West Metro District. 

Communications Specialist
San Isabel Electric
719-647-6248 M: 719-415-0226
781 E. Industrial Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO 81007

Saturday, December 1, 2018

CSEVC Holiday Party 2018 a success!

And a good time was had by all.

Some proposed activities for 2019: A visit to the Butley's in Hygiene, CO to see their solar farm and charging setup; PPIR racing days, Tesla Rally in Cheyenne, SD. It was also suggested to have a "tech day" for owners that installed their own dash cams to show how they did it.

Thanks, everyone, for a great 2018!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Model 3s get dual motor badging!

Thanks to Tom Michel who sent me the photo of his recently badged Dual-Motor Model 3.

Tom says:

Just thought I'd share this picture of the Dual Motor badge that Tesla mobile service installed on my Model 3 yesterday. Apparently every dual motor 3 will get one (if so desired), but this was the first one that the Tesla tech had installed in Colorado.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

How about $100 worth of free advice?

After having my Model S for 3 years, I thought it a good idea to replace the wiper blades even though they worked fine. Here's the advice:
1) Leave well enough alone. If your wipers work like they're supposed to, let them be (or continue reading).
2) Don't trust the wiper recommendations at an auto parts store, the book of wiper lengths is wrong for a Tesla. The correct lengths are 18" and 28", just FYI. You'll have to take the wipers back when you realize they don't fit.
3) Don't buy non-Bosch wipers at an auto parts store, they have multi-part connectors that are pretty cheap plastic and will break if you don't install them very carefully.
4) Don't buy Bosch wipers online, even at the proper lengths. The passenger wiper, even though it wipes clean, "hops" off the windshield over 70 miles per hour and makes quite a thump and a bump when wiping. This is due to the aerodynamic design of the wiper not being as good as a Bosch wiper sold by Tesla.
5) Just go to the Littleton service center and get Tesla wipers. When all the returned/wasted wiper purchases and time spent are accounted for, it's really just cheaper to get the real thing from the real store.
And thus ends my wiper story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Party this Saturday!

Don't forget our club Holiday Party is this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Country Buffet on Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO!