Drive Sustainable!

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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

New member Sean Helzer

Sean Helzer is our newest member from Colorado Springs. He has a Tesla Model 3 SP and met some of our club members at the recent CSU event. Make him welcome when you see him!

Club meeting this Saturday!

General Club Meeting:  We need to have another general club meeting!  How about Saturday, August 24?  We normally try to meet at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post during the winter, but I called them and on Aug 24, they are still too busy with thousands of tourists.  Therefore, let’s meet at the same place we met at last time, The Big Train Restaurant.  Here is their address:  808 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs.  It is near the intersection of Garden of the Gods Blvd. and Forge St.  Todd, the owner, said it is better if we start at 1PM rather than noon.  SO:  Let’s show up sometime after noon, and hang out for awhile!  Park to the rear of the parking lot in a group.  Sometime after 1PM, we will go in and eat.  It will be over when it is over.  Purple car Elizabeth says they will be there this time.  Come hang out with fellow EV enthusiasts!  Be there or be square!  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Take a charging survey!

I received this message via email, see if you can help:
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To the Colorado Springs EV Club:

This is Stefi Mitova- I'm a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, working on electric vehicles and solar energy.

In order to learn more about EV charging behavior, I created a survey. May I please ask you if you have means of sharing this link with EV owners? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTLXNQM
I'd greatly appreciate it and it would be very beneficial to my work.

I will of course share the results from the survey and my PhD dissertation simulations when I am ready. 

Thank you once again!
Stefi 

NDEW date set for Colorado Springs, CO

A local National Drive Electric Week event has been set for Colorado Springs, CO.


National Drive Electric Week - Colorado Springs
Day:Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time:9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:RJW Academic Campus - North Parking Lot
2115 Afton Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/AXRnXqzqueHffRxCA

Monday, August 12, 2019

Detailed review of the MG ZS

The "James and Kate" YouTube channel does practical reviews of EVs. The video below is a week-long review of the new MG ZS electric vehicle. Per a previous mention of the vehicle, this is Chinese made and of good quality. Every time an American car manufacturer delays EVs, every time the oil & gas industry impedes the adoption of EVs, the Chinese catch up and may surpass our car manufacturing ability. Those two industries don't care about anything other than today's profits, and killing the competition. I hope American car makers start looking beyond this quarter's profit statement realize how far behind they really are...

https://youtu.be/T4xOMHblj8A

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The trip to Longmont, CO

We want to extend our thanks to Marty & Gayle Butley for opening their home to our club. Over 20 club members made the drive to Longmont, CO (near Boulder, CO) to have a luncheon and learn about their 20kW solar array. Thanks, Marty & Gayle!









Ed Post kindly sent us some photos of our trip:













Saturday, August 10, 2019

New member Nathan James

Our newest member is Nathan James. He has a 2019 Tesla Model 3 SR+ and is from Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!