Drive Sustainable!

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

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 kmaxwell@environmentcolorado.org 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