Drive Sustainable!

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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Model 3s get dual motor badging!

Thanks to Tom Michel who sent me the photo of his recently badged Dual-Motor Model 3.

Tom says:

Just thought I'd share this picture of the Dual Motor badge that Tesla mobile service installed on my Model 3 yesterday. Apparently every dual motor 3 will get one (if so desired), but this was the first one that the Tesla tech had installed in Colorado.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

How about $100 worth of free advice?

After having my Model S for 3 years, I thought it a good idea to replace the wiper blades even though they worked fine. Here's the advice:
1) Leave well enough alone. If your wipers work like they're supposed to, let them be (or continue reading).
2) Don't trust the wiper recommendations at an auto parts store, the book of wiper lengths is wrong for a Tesla. The correct lengths are 18" and 28", just FYI. You'll have to take the wipers back when you realize they don't fit.
3) Don't buy non-Bosch wipers at an auto parts store, they have multi-part connectors that are pretty cheap plastic and will break if you don't install them very carefully.
4) Don't buy Bosch wipers online, even at the proper lengths. The passenger wiper, even though it wipes clean, "hops" off the windshield over 70 miles per hour and makes quite a thump and a bump when wiping. This is due to the aerodynamic design of the wiper not being as good as a Bosch wiper sold by Tesla.
5) Just go to the Littleton service center and get Tesla wipers. When all the returned/wasted wiper purchases and time spent are accounted for, it's really just cheaper to get the real thing from the real store.
And thus ends my wiper story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Party this Saturday!

Don't forget our club Holiday Party is this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Country Buffet on Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, CO!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all who celebrate, this is Thanksgiving week and bound to make us all busy. CSEVC wishes you a happy holiday season. I'm picking up my brother from DIA today in my 3-year old Tesla that he's never seen. Hopefully I can talk him into going electric with his next vehicle purchase.
-Wilson Hitchings


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!