Drive Sustainable!

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The war on EVs is alive and well...

The latest front in the war on EVs is a surcharge for owning an EV, under the guise of paying the "fair share" for road maintenance. Read about it at https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/17/whos-behind-the-war-on-electric-cars/ .

Saturday, May 18, 2019

New member, Jim & Jenny Glass

Our newest members are Jim & Jenny Glass of Colorado Springs. They have a Blue 2018 Tesla Model X and a Silver 2018 Tesla Model 3. Please make them welcome!

Friday, May 17, 2019

New Member, Tom Simmerman

Our latest member, Tom Simmerman, lives in Colorado Springs, CO and is thinking about buying an EV. Please make him welcome!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

You can track the Tesla Rally!

For those interested in the Tesla Rally to Custer, SD this year, you can follow the participants with the Glympse application ( http://glympse.com/!soundofsilence ). There is a public group tag named "soundofsilence" for the show.

If you're attending the rally, take photos and send them to the CSEVC. We'll publish the photos as you send them!

Please visit our new Tesla Rally page ( http://www.csevc.com/p/tesla-rally-custer-sd-2019.html ) for all the photos and information!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

New Member Kelly Maddy

Our newest member is Kelly Maddy, from Pueblo, Colorado. Kelly has a black Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD w/ AP and white interior. Hopefully Kelly will be able to make some of our events in Colorado Springs!


Thursday, May 9, 2019

They're here!

The new CSEVC club cards have arrived, all 100 of them. I'll bring them to every event or meeting we setup, so just ask me for a few. If we need more, we'll order more.
-Wilson Hitchings

Saturday, May 4, 2019

First Saturday's Car Show, May 4

Thanks to all the EV owners that showed up! We had a new person display his rare Tesla Roadster.












Welcome Jerry Lundberg!

Our high-mileage club member Nick Lundberg has a father, and he is Jerry Lundberg! He has a red 2018 Tesla Model 3 just like Nick! Welcome, Jerry!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Newest member Robert German

Our latest new member is Robert German. He has a Tesla Model 3 and lives in Fountain, CO. He previously owned a 2015 Nissan Leaf. Please make him welcome when you see him!


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New club business card design

We have been asked on several occasions if our club has a business card to give to EV owners we meet in the wild. We do, and we just re-designed it (see below). We'll have a few hundred printed up and let any club member who wants some to have them.




It's almost May newsletter went out!

If you're on the club's mailing list, you should have received our latest CSEVC Newsletter, sent out today, April 30, 2019. If you think you should be getting them but didn't, email me. If you joined us only from our Facebook page, we don't automatically add you to our mailing list - email me if you want to start getting our messages.

OR you can just go to our Newsletter page ( http://www.csevc.com/p/newsletters-2019.html ) and read it.

-Wilson H, CSEVC Web Admin
info AT csevc.com  <- trying to keep the spammers away!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Welcome our first i-Pace!

Our latest new member is Neal Barlow. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and recently purchased a Jaguar i-Pace. Please make him welcome when you see him!


Friday, April 26, 2019

New signup sheet from Concurs show

The best car show of the year (in my opinion) is the Concurs D'Elegance at Arapahoe Community College on June 9, 2019. Our club participated in the show a couple of years ago, it was a great all-day show with exotic cars. They just updated their sign-up poster, see below.
-Wilson Hitchings


More updates from Tesla!

Tesla has announced a refresh to the Model S or X:

https://electrek.co/2019/04/23/tesla-new-model-s-x-range-upgrade-drivetrain-suspension/

Tesla also announced an upgrade to their existing Supercharger network:

https://electrek.co/2019/04/26/tesla-unlocks-more-power-supercharger-150kw/

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Great turnout for Earth Day 2019

We had a great response for Earth Day with a dozen EVs of all brands showing up. Thanks to Dan R. for the tent, bagels and misting hardware. Thanks, everyone, for showing up! Thanks, Seth and the Witters for the extra photos!
































Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Update on Earth Day 2019

To those club members participating in Earth Day 2019: the event coordinators ask that if you're attending the show at the start of the day, please be in place and parked no later than 8:30am. If you can't arrive for the start of the show, please wait until after 10:00am to arrive. We want to minimize the demands on their staff to lock/unlock the gate, so please arrive/leave in 2 hour blocks of time (start of show; 10:00am, noon, 2:00pm). This would greatly help all of us, thanks!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Charging at a canal

A friend I have (Tom Croak) in the Mercedes Club of America (Pikes Peak Section) who visits Europe frequently and he sent me a photo of the canals in Amsterdam. Tom's comments were:

There seems to be a charging post on every block along the canals. I was told they would add more as needed. Also took the canal tour in a mini-yacht built in 1909 that had been converted from diesel to electric four years ago. Guide said that all canal tour boats had to be converted by 2022.

I have seen so many Model S taxis here, it really made me wonder. Today I got the explanation. The Airport has a rule that only electric taxis may be on their grounds. By 2022, all taxis in the city have to be electric, same deadline for all tour boats to be converted. I got varying stories on when all cars that are not electric will be banned from the city.  Of course, the primary mode of transportation here is the bicycle, so you can see the push from the people to reduce emissions.  The city has an excellent system of electric trolleys that will take you most places in the city. It is a very clean city and we have greatly enjoyed our visit.

-Wilson Hitchings



Sunday, April 7, 2019

New member Chris Davis!

Our latest new member is Chris Davis, he has a blue 2019 Tesla Model 3. Please make him welcome when you see him!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

First meeting of the year!

Thanks to everyone that came to our first 2019 club meeting. We had at least 20 EVs in attendance, Teslas to Leafs to BMWs to Fiats.