Drive Sustainable!

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

China can now make a good EV

One of the things I argue about concerning EVs is that the USA had better keep the lead in manufacturing or pretty soon we'll all be driving Chinese cars. Traditional car makers don't care, they want to keep the cash rolling in as long as possible TODAY even if they can't see the new market tomorrow.

It's long been assumed that Chinese products were poorly made, especially complex products like  automobiles. We also thought that of South Korean automobiles, too, but now look at Hyundai and Kia.

The following review from a YouTube channel I subscribe to shows a new EV from MG. Note how much the reviewer raves over the fit & finish of the car. At the very end we discover it's made in China, for import as a classic British brand (MG).

US car makers better get on the EV bandwagon, or Shanghai will be getting your money the next time you buy a car...

-Wilson H

Sunday, July 7, 2019

New member Jon Spieker

Our latest new member is Jon Spieker. He owns a Tesla Model 3, Deep Blue with Sport Wheels. Jon is a software engineer and a first time EV owner. Jon heard of our club from a friend who attended the First Saturday car show this past weekend. This is why our club members should have our club business cards to hand out! Please make Jon welcome when you see him!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

New member Chris Lennon

Our latest new addition is Chris Lennon from Monument, CO. He heard about the club at the PPHC (Pikes Peak Hill Climb) fan fest the Friday before the event.  He has a 1973 Porsche 911 RSR EV. He is a longtime Porsche racer, past Pikes Peak Intl Hill Climb winner, converted race car to EV in 2019 and placed third in Division! Please make him welcome.

And checkout the article about Chris' efforts at the PPIHC:

First Saturday's Car Show

Thanks to all who came to the First Saturday's Car Show today. We had a cool day that eventually turned to rain, but we got to see two new members' vehicles (Scott - Leaf, Neal - i-Pace).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Check out the new Honda e!

A great news channel on EVs

This is a video channel on YouTube that I watch often. This particular show has lots of good information on many brands of vehicles. Check it out, I suggest you bookmark the channel for the latest reviews of EVs and for the latest updates in the battery/vehicle market.

-Wilson H

Monday, July 1, 2019

First Saturdays Car Show - July 6, 2019

To All:

We have so many new folks that I thought I'd remind everyone of the First Saturdays Car Show this weekend. It's a great way to meet club members! If you're in the area this holiday weekend, feel free to look for the EVs at the show that is on Powers Blvd. and N. Carefree behind the Holiday Inn, right next to the IMAX theater in Colorado Springs. The show starts at 8:00am but I'll be there (weather permitting) just about 7:00am to try and hold a spot for us. I'll also have a new box of club business cards, so be sure to get some.

I hope to see you there, if not, have a great July 4!

-Wilson Hitchings
CSEVC Web Admin

New member Scott Athey

Our newest member is Scott Athey who just bought a 2019 Nissan Leaf. He is in IT as a profession and has been interested in EVs and sustainable energy for about 10 months. He purchased his Leaf this past weekend and I hope he gets to meet many of his fellow Leaf owners in our club. Please make him welcome when you see him!
-Wilson Hitchings