Drive Sustainable!

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

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.

Regards,

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

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

E-mail: dbursnall@csu.org

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxp4IsbzMzw

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.

https://coloradosprings.gov/EV

https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/inline-images/3rd_qtr_colorado_springs_flyer.pdf

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.

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/10/bollinger-motors-b2-electric-pickup-truck/

-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.