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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Old Colorado City Car Show - Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

To All:
    This is just an FYI, the Customs & Classics Car Show is this Aug. 20 (Sunday) and the promoter would be thrilled if we had a lot of EVs at the show. Since the show is in Old Colorado City, any Colorado Springs EV owner can make it! If we get 10 paid registrations from our club, we get vendor status and get a tent and guaranteed adjacent parking.
    I'm attaching the show flyer. Registration is $35, you must pre-register online at http://www.aceent1.com/customs-classics-car-show/ . Please let me know if you plan on going. I have to tell the promoter if we're going to have enough people from our club to request vendor parking. If the registration process asks for a car club, say CSEVC. The PDF form to register is located here.
    This is a 9:00am - 3:00pm show, so you have to stay the designated hours for safety reasons. I usually attend this event since there is a HUGE number of cars and you have all of Old Colorado City to visit - restaurants, shops, ice cream stores, Bancroft Park, etc.
    So especially for our non-Tesla owners, this is an event you may be interested in. We had excellent foot traffic at the First Saturdays Car Show on Powers Blvd. this past Saturday in Colorado Springs, and this is the same promoter. If you don't want to fight the eclipse traffic, go to the show!
-Wilson Hitchings
P.S. Don't forget our Cripple Creek Rally this Saturday!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Mt. Evans Hill Cliimb - Dan Rosenblatt went!

Update: We have an additional photo from Dan Rosenblatt from the top of Mt. Evans, and one of our club members has a video of the trip here.

Thanks, Dan R., for the photo of the Hill Climb event this past weekend. If I get more photos, I'll update this post.
-Wilson H.




Friday, August 4, 2017

Email from DTC about the Mt. Evans Hill Climb

Happy Summer, everyone!  Tomorrow is our next Denver Tesla Club event, the second annual Mt Evans Hill Climb!  We will be meeting at Clear Creek Middle School just outside of Idaho Springs on Chicago Creek Road between 8:00 and 8:30.  The weather still looks nice, but be prepared and bring a jacket.  It was COLD last year on top.  We will go rain, shine, or blizzard.  

This year’s event will be sponsored by Sean Mitchell of COListings Real Estate, so for entrance to the park, there is no cost.  The plan is to meet afterwards at BeauJo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs after we get down from the top.  

See you tomorrow!

Chris

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tesla Model 3 orders soar after handover event

Orders for the Model 3 have surged after last week's handover event. The Model S and X are even seeing a 15% ordering increase over last year. Tesla's stock is on the rise as well (again).

The article with the details is here.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Top 10 Cities for charging - from ChargedEVs News

Top Cities for EVgo’s DC fast charging
CityAverage Charge Sessions per Month
1.San Diego, CA6,073
2.Fremont, CA3,881
3.San Francisco, CA2,941
4.San Jose, CA2,570
5.Cupertino, CA2,118
6.Berkeley, CA1,511
7.Los Angeles, CA1,348
8.Arlington, VA1,288
9.Atlanta, GA1,264
10.Daly City, CA1,114

Monday, July 31, 2017

New member Mark Gama

Our newest member, Mark Gama, owns a 2014 BMW i3 with range extender, white, Tera World edition. Mark found our club on Google, was searching for information on the local EV community and lack of charging stations in the Springs. He looks forward to meeting all the members.He lives in Peyton, CO and we look forward to meeting him!


Our member Andrew at the Model 3 handover!

One of our longest-term members, Andrew S., is shown in the YouTube video from this past weekend. We hope Andrew tells us about his visit there at our next meeting! The video is here.

Andrew sent us some photos of his trip, shown below.













Saturday, July 29, 2017

New Member Paul Stabnow

We met our latest member, Paul Stabnow, at the Tesla Open House in Littleton, CO today. Mac McCauley introduced himself to Paul and told him of our group. Make him welcome when you see him!

Visit to the Littleton Tesla Service Center

Several CSEVC club members visited the opening of the Tesla Service Center in Littleton, CO today. This SC will replace the crowded Evans Avenue SC with 3x the floor and service space, plus a separate building for new car presentation and orientation. All Colorado Tesla owners will benefit from this expansion. Thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for some of the photos! The last two pictures are from the new Cherry Creek Mall showroom.


























Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mt. Evans Hill Climb - Aug. 5, 2017

Happy Summer, everyone!  Our next Denver Tesla Club event will be the second annual Mt Evans Hill Climb on Saturday, August 5th!  We will be meeting at Clear Creek Middle School just outside of Idaho Springs on Chicago Creek Road at 8:30 am.  The weather still looks nice, but be prepared and bring a jacket.  It was COLD last year on top.  We will go rain, shine, or blizzard.

This year’s event will be sponsored by Sean Mitchell of COListings Real Estate, so for entrance to the park, there is no cost.  The plan is to meet afterwards at BeauJo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs after we get down from the top.

Please RSVP to this email so we get an idea of numbers for Sean.  And pass this along to any other Tesla owners you may know who might be interested.  And someone (Erik) has to have Elon’s email address.  He should be there as well.  :)

We will post any new details ASAP at our website: denverteslaclub.org

Chris Grimes
Denver Tesla Club

Saturday, July 22, 2017

VegFest 2017 in full swing on last day!

The CSEVC had two Teslas on display and there was a BMW i3 from the DEVC. Great show, lots of foot traffic. Tesla/Solar City was there with a tent talking about rooftop PV.









Thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for photos of the first day of VegFest 2017 (below)!