Drive Sustainable!

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Car Show of the Future


Environment Colorado, a statewide non-profit organization, will be hosting multiple electric vehicle car shows this March to highlight the importance of electric vehicles in improving air quality and tackling climate change. Electric vehicles are the future of transportation as they have the potential to protect our communities and the planet. Join the party to admire different EV models and learn about Colorado's transition to electric transportation. Light snacks will be provided. The car show times and locations (rain or shine) include:

  • Colorado Springs' Car Show of the Future: Saturday March 23rd 10-3pm @ Palmer High School North parking lot   
  • Denver's Car show of the Future: Wednesday March 20th 3pm-7pm @ City Park Thatcher Fountain rotunda
If you are interested in displaying your car at one of these events please RSVP to kmaxwell AT environmentcolorado.org

CAN'T ATTEND THE SHOW? GET INVOLVED NOW!

We are asking current and prospective owners of electric vehicles to submit written testimony to our team to address one or all of the questions below.
  • Why did you choose to buy an electric vehicle?
  • Why do you want more electric vehicles in Colorado?
  • Why do you want to own an electric vehicle?
  • Why do you think Colorado needs better infrastructure for electric transportation?
  • Do you have a story the demonstrates the difficulty many Coloradans face when owning of trying to own an electric vehicle? Share it with us!
Please email kmaxwell AT environmentcolorado.org to respond to these questions. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Newest Member Richard Wiener

Our newest person to join is Richard Wiener from Colorado Springs. He has a 2019 Red Tesla Model 3 and he looks forward to our upcoming events. Please make him welcome!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

First Car Show of the 2019 Season

Some members of the CSEVC met with Kelly Maxwell on Jan. 25, 2019 to discuss her "Car Show of the Future". The event is sponsored by Environment Colorado is being held at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, March 18, 2019. Several members have expressed their interest in the show, and there will be similar shows in Denver and Ft. Collins later this year. The club will send out an email to everyone when more details firm up. You may contact Kelsey Maxwell at kmaxwell@environmentcolorado.org if you need specific details.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Vampire drain on a Tesla

I curbed my Tesla Model S90D at the beginning of January and did significant damage to the the front suspension system. I had the car towed from Colorado Springs to Stuttgart Auto Body in Englewood, CO where it is awaiting parts from Tesla.

I was greatly concerned about my car's battery not being plugged in while waiting for parts, so I've been checking on the car. Kuddos to Stuttgart, they plug in my car to prevent battery damage. I no longer check it daily as I can see they're being good about charging it on a regular basis.

In case you're curious, I tracked the vampire drain (see below). Good statisticians will note that after a certain time the samples aren't every day, so it's not the best estimator of vampire drain but it's something!
-Wilson Hitchings