Drive Sustainable!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Earth Day 2019, we need 4 cars

Our club has committed to have 4 EVs at the April 20, 2019 Earth Day Celebration at the Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center in Colorado Springs, CO (9:00am - 3:00pm). The organization will save us 8 spaces but this must include a tent or additional cars if they arrive. Please notify Wilson Hitchings (mail: admin AT if you want to display your car. I'm fairly sure we can swap cars out so that you don't have to sit all day - this will help get more types of cars and prevent an all-day commitment.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

First Newsletter of 2019

Our first newsletter of 2019 is now published on this  blog, take a look! It'll be sent out today as time permits. We publish the newsletter on our blog since some of our members don't want to get our emails, and visitors need to know what we're about!

Visit our 2019 Newsletter page here:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Know before you go electric!

Announcing the "Know before you go electric" event in Pueblo West, CO on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Meet Scott Milne, our newest member

Scott Milne is our newest member and is a realtor, efficiency expert and he sells for Chargepoint! He has a 2005 Toyota Prius and lives in Conifer, Colorado. Make him welcome!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Car Show of the Future

Environment Colorado, a statewide non-profit organization, will be hosting multiple electric vehicle car shows this March to highlight the importance of electric vehicles in improving air quality and tackling climate change. Electric vehicles are the future of transportation as they have the potential to protect our communities and the planet. Join the party to admire different EV models and learn about Colorado's transition to electric transportation. Light snacks will be provided. The car show times and locations (rain or shine) include:

  • Colorado Springs' Car Show of the Future: Saturday March 23rd 10-3pm @ Palmer High School North parking lot   
  • Denver's Car show of the Future: Wednesday March 20th 3pm-7pm @ City Park Thatcher Fountain rotunda
If you are interested in displaying your car at one of these events please RSVP to kmaxwell AT


We are asking current and prospective owners of electric vehicles to submit written testimony to our team to address one or all of the questions below.
  • Why did you choose to buy an electric vehicle?
  • Why do you want more electric vehicles in Colorado?
  • Why do you want to own an electric vehicle?
  • Why do you think Colorado needs better infrastructure for electric transportation?
  • Do you have a story the demonstrates the difficulty many Coloradans face when owning of trying to own an electric vehicle? Share it with us!
Please email kmaxwell AT to respond to these questions. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Newest Member Richard Wiener

Our newest person to join is Richard Wiener from Colorado Springs. He has a 2019 Red Tesla Model 3 and he looks forward to our upcoming events. Please make him welcome!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

First Car Show of the 2019 Season

Some members of the CSEVC met with Kelly Maxwell on Jan. 25, 2019 to discuss her "Car Show of the Future". The event is sponsored by Environment Colorado is being held at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, March 18, 2019. Several members have expressed their interest in the show, and there will be similar shows in Denver and Ft. Collins later this year. The club will send out an email to everyone when more details firm up. You may contact Kelsey Maxwell at if you need specific details.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Vampire drain on a Tesla

I curbed my Tesla Model S90D at the beginning of January and did significant damage to the the front suspension system. I had the car towed from Colorado Springs to Stuttgart Auto Body in Englewood, CO where it is awaiting parts from Tesla.

I was greatly concerned about my car's battery not being plugged in while waiting for parts, so I've been checking on the car. Kuddos to Stuttgart, they plug in my car to prevent battery damage. I no longer check it daily as I can see they're being good about charging it on a regular basis.

In case you're curious, I tracked the vampire drain (see below). Good statisticians will note that after a certain time the samples aren't every day, so it's not the best estimator of vampire drain but it's something!
-Wilson Hitchings