Drive Sustainable!

Drive Sustainable!
Our club members drive Teslas, BMWs, Leafs, Volts and electric bikes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Member, Adrian Sanchez

Our latest member, Adrian Sanchez, is starting an EV conversion on a 2006 Chevy HHR LT. Please make him welcome when you see him.

Got Solar? Now you can!

I just heard about Google Project Sunroof. Click the link, enter your home address and it does the calculations for you to see if you can benefit from having solar PV panels on your roof...neato!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Scottish company compared to Tesla - again

This is more a personal post than an electric vehicle post. I follow several renewable energy YouTube channels, and this company (SUNAMP) is mentioned on many of them. They have developed a thermal battery that stores/absorbs heat. The truly interesting connection is that the SUNAMP "thermal store" technology is used to reduce the load on electric delivery vehicle batteries. Their thermal batteries handle heat storage/transfer better than adding a commensurate amount of lithium-ion batteries to power the delivery vehicle air conditioning equipment.

Please view an interesting article comparing SUNAMP to Tesla here.

-Wilson H.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jaguar I-Pace review

I found a rather nice preliminary review of the Jaguar I-Pace, which looks remarkably like a Tesla Model S. I hope Jaguar starts production! View the video here.

-Wilson H

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Colorado Springs Sustain-a-Fest!

To All:

Our club is participating in the Colorado Springs Office of Sustainability’s “Sustain-a-Fest” event on April 22. They want electric vehicles on display for the event, and some for show & rides.

Since the event is in Colorado Springs, our club would like as diverse a display of EVs as possible. We’d like to limit the number of Teslas (one or two is sufficient) and rather feature electric bikes, BMW i3’s and Nissan Leafs. These vehicles can easily visit the exhibit and help show how many choices are available in electric vehicles.

We need to get an idea of how many of our members would be willing to display their vehicles for the event, and again we’re looking for non-Tesla vehicles primarily. Please reply to me personally with your RSVP. I’ll update the blog as we get more information as to the number of vehicles we can show.

Please visit for more details.

-Wilson Hitchings

New Member - Michael Johnson

Please say hello to our latest addition, Michael Johnson. He rides a Flx Trail Electric Bike (Touring Edition w/17Ah battery). He commutes from Monument to HPE (Rockrimmon) via the New Santa Fe Trail. Michael's coworker is a Tesla owner and member and mentioned the recent meeting at the GOG.