Drive Sustainable!

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New member Jonathan Sercel

Our newest member is Jonathan Sercel from Colorado Springs, CO. He drives a 2017 Tesla Model S AWD. Make him welcome when you see him!

Monday, November 5, 2018

New Member, Jim Lewis

Our newest member is Jim Lewis from Monument, CO. He has a 2018 Tesla Model 3 – Long Range, RWD, Black with Enhanced AutoPilot. Make him welcome when you see him!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New member Abe Braverman

Our latest new member is Abe Braverman from Colorado Springs. He owns a 2017 Kia Optima Hybryd Plug-in (Blue) and a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Midnight (Metallic Gray). Make him welcome!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Tentative Club Holiday Party

The tentative plans for the CSEVC Holiday Party are 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Country Buffet on 801 N. Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO. We've met there before and they'll let us reserve a room without a deposit or minimum food purchase. A detailed email will be coming out soon.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Holiday Lighting Exchange

Thought that this might be of interest to you efficiency and sustainability minded groups/individuals.

This program over the last six years has generated;
Over $20,000 for Project Cope
Recycled 11 tons of lights
More than 340 MWh of energy savings.

Please distribute where beneficial.


Doug Bursnall
DSM Conservation Specialist Sr
Colorado Springs Utilities
Office Phone: (719) 668-8503

Office Fax: (719) 668-4599
Mail Code 1300


Andrew Soeldner attends PPIR

CSEVC Senior VP of Racing, checking in! We had a great day at the track for the final PPIR TimeAttack series! It got up to 85F and there wasn't a cloud in the sky all day!

My Performance Model 3 competes in the GT class based on my power-to-weight ratio. I competed against 41 other racers, and placed 15th overall. I was happy to improve my time during every run. First time I've done that!

Joe, one of our club members, came out to watch and got to ride along with me on two laps. It was great fun having him there!

Here's a video of my fastest time, along with the corresponding Dashcam video. Obviously, don't plan on using the Dashcam for your racing videos!

Next season picks back up in February, but they may have some impromptu days in November if the weather all of a sudden looks good.

TimeAttack #8 - Run 5 - 56.113 seconds

-Andrew Soeldner

New member Adam Bushman

Our latest new member, Adam Bushman, will soon live in Fountain, CO and has a 2018 Tesla Model 3. Make him welcome!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Club Meeting, Saturday Oct. 20, 2018

Our next club meeting is at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at noon. Please visit our Events page for directions and details, see you there!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

New member, Joe Rorick

Our latest member is Joe Rorick from Colorado Springs, CO. He will be picking up a 2018 Metallic Silver Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor on October 15! Please make him welcome. Joe, send us a photo of the new addition when you get it...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

From our member, Doug Bursnall

Hadn’t noticed this till today.

Nissans Fleetail offer has been extended till Jan 2nd 2019, so opportunity available to pick up a Nissan Leaf for $3,000 less.

Doug Bursnall
DSM Conservation Specialist Sr
Colorado Springs Utilities

Electric Pickup Truck on the way?

Bollinger Motors announced the first "real" electric SUV some time ago. Personally, I think it's a great design but they lack any kind of production facilities. The company is a design house and will outsource production. They just announced plans for a pickup truck recently, I think it's a great add-on to their line if they find a way to make them economically.

-Wilson Hitchings

Friday, October 5, 2018

Last of the First this Saturday!

Just as a reminder, the last of the First Saturday's Car Show happens this Saturday at the Cinemark Theater on Powers Blvd. in Colorado Springs. This is a free "cars & coffee" type show, and usually sees several hundred cars displayed. Any make or model of EV can attend this show from Colorado Springs, bring you new Model 3 if you have one! The parking lot gets busy by 7:30am and it looks to be in the 50's F in the morning, so bring a jacket. See you there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Michael Rhodes joins the club!

Our latest new member is Michael Rhodes from Colorado Springs. He has two Model 3s, a Red Performance Model 3 and matte grey RWD Model 3. Please make him and both of his cars welcome when you see him!

New member, Jeremy Farnes

Everyone please welcome Jeremy Farnes as our newest member. He has just received a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor, Blue, with Enhanced Autopilot. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

Our member, Nicholas Brace, with a new car!

I just received this message from a long-time club member, Nicholas Brace:

Have not been able to make it to any meet ups or events since bishops castle as life has been busy but I picked up my 2nd tesla and drove it back from Branson MO this last weekend, 16hrs 47min to drive it back. We are now an all tesla and solar family :) The one I picked up is also midnight blue like mine so twin cars for the twin babies that are comming in Feb! But this one has the rear facing kid seats and is for my wife to drive.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Welcome to Joel Simmons!

Our newest member is Joel Simmons from Manitou Springs, CO. He drives a red 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance. Let's make him welcome when we see him!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Welcome Stefan Kochis to our club!

Stefan Kochis is our latest new member. He lives in Colorado Springs and has a Light metallic Blue 2013 Volt. Please make him welcome!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Welcome Jay and Caz Oswald

Our latest members are Jay and Caz Oswald in Colorado Springs. Jay drives a 2011 Nissan Leaf SV-E maroon, but is picking up a new Model 3 this Saturday! Caz Oswald drives a 2013 Chevy Volt that is cyber metallic grey. Please make them welcome!

Welcome new member Anthony Wendt

Anthony Wendt hails from Colorado Springs, CO and is the proud owner of a 2015 Kia Soul EV. Make him welcome!

Monday, September 24, 2018

One of our own is famous!

I will let the identity of our club member remain a mystery, but TeslaGuy was quoted in the below article for helping new Tesla owners pickup their new cars.

Read here:

And another article mentioning our mystery club member:

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Two new members - say howdy!

Our first new member is Mario Branciforte from Colorado Springs, CO. He has a 2018 Tesla Model 3 - Dual Wheel Drive – Deep Blue Metallic w/ Premium White interior.

Our next new member is R. Scott Simms from Florissant, CO. He will be picking up a  2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD Red in early October of this year.

Please make both of them welcome when you meet them!

Teslas are impervious to aircraft

You may drive with confidence around low-flying aircraft and DEA agents in your Tesla Model X...

Monday, September 17, 2018

New member, Tad Foster

Our newest member is Tad Foster from Colorado Springs. He has a 2018 Nissan Leaf, make him welcome when you see him!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Newest members T.I. & Kathleen Weintraub

T.I. & Kathleen Weintraub attended the National Drive Electric Week in Colorado Springs this past Saturday and discovered the CSEVC! Please make them welcome with their 2015 Nissan Leaf and 2016 BMW i3 REX.

Friday, September 14, 2018

NDEW Pueblo was well attended!

Thanks to all the CSEVC members that attended the National Drive Electric Week in Pueblo West, CO on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Dave from the DEVC was there with posters!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Get an electrical inspection!

From Dan Rosenblatt, one of our earliest members:

For those folks putting in a car charging circuit,  I strongly recommend a fully licensed electrician that obtains county permits triggering an official inspection.  My 100A line (for 80A charging) went in 3 years ago and was never inspected.  I had used an electrician recommended by Tesla.  The pictures that follow show the result.

Friday, August 31, 2018

OMG - an i-Pace is going to the show!

HOLY SMOKES FOLKS - I never thought I'd get to see one but at this Saturday's car show on Powers Blvd. in Colorado Springs a Jaguar i-Pace will be on display. You must contact the dealership for a test drive later that day, but there will be one at the First Saturday's Car Show. Seeing Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle would be worth the trip from anywhere. Thanks to our club member Chaz Clark for the notice.
Here's the official notice from Jaguar, courtesy of Chaz:
Usually we only get to see prototype vehicles on TV or in a magazine, but now, you have an exclusive chance to see one in person and drive it next week!
We would like to invite you to a very special, sneak peak of a prototype, pre-production version of the All-New 2019 Jaguar I-PACE, the first all-electric car from Jaguar. We will have the I-PACE at the First Saturday Car Show this Saturday, September 1, 2018. After the Car Show we will have the I-PACE at our dealership for exclusive test drives for our clients until Thursday, September 6th.
Please stop by Jaguar Colorado Springs between Saturday, September 1st and Thursday, September 6th, to test drive this exclusive vehicle.
This is a limited time event so don't wait or you'll miss out!

From Your Friends at Jaguar Land Rover Colorado Springs
719.237.6891 Internet Mobile

Jaguar Land Rover Colorado Springs
565 Automotive Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719.302.1000 Main line

Sunday, August 26, 2018

September is nigh!

The summer's not over and neither are car shows! We have a couple of new car events to share with you:

National Drive Electric Week as two events in September, I will be attending the Colorado Springs event as a registered volunteer. The Pueblo West event only has one club member registered so far (thanks, John Duprey!) so if you can make it to the Thursday event, that would be great.

National Drive Electric Week - Pueblo West, CO Thursday, September 13. 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pueblo West Library, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd., Pueblo West, CO 81007

National Drive Electric Week - Colorado Springs, CO Saturday, September 15. University Village on North Nevada, Christy Sports Parking Lot, 5294 N Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80918, 11:00am to 3:00pm.

-Wilson Hitchings

Thursday, August 23, 2018

New member, John Marszalek

Our latest new addition is John Marszalek from Morrison, CO. He drives a 2015 Tesla Model S 70D. Please make him welcome when you see him!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Nissan Leaf for Sale

2017 Nissan Leaf for sale. I'm including the JuiceBox Pro EVSE and WeatherTec floor mats.
Contact Andrew Soeldner, 719-648-7919.