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

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New member Bob Sampson

Bob Sampson is our latest person to join the CSEVC, he lives in Centennial, CO and has two Nissan Leafs; a 2013 S and 2017 SV. Please make him welcome!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

New Member Armin Espino

Our newest member is Armin Espino from Colorado Springs. He drives a 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance. Please make him welcome when you meet him!


Monday, May 11, 2020

Grand Junction Car Show rescheduled

Just FYI, the Grand Junction Mobility Car Show has been rescheduled for Sept 12, Saturday. Registration will open on June 29.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Final decisions!

The ACC Concours & Exotic Sports Car Show has been indefinitely postponed, and the Downtown Grand Junction Mobility Car Show appears to have been cancelled by the Mesa County Public Health Department.

Even though I have not received a final decision from the Grand Junction Events Coordinator, the club President and I are making the decision that for our club, the GJ show is cancelled. If the event is moved to a later date, I'll let you know and post it on our social media sites. The full Mesa County health order can be seen here.

Dang. I wanted to go to this one.

-Wilson Hitchings
CSEVC Web Admin

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mini Electric conversion by Swind

I've always like the classic Mini, and there are several e-conversions around; here's the latest I've seen on the video universe:

https://youtu.be/TvmWwSm0BFU

And here's Johnny Smith's review of the same vehicle:

https://youtu.be/X4QgKJ85vd8

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Many local shows are cancelled

Here's a message I just received from Ace Entertainment, the promoter that schedules many of the shows our club attends...
-Wilson H
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We here at Ace Entertainment hope to find you well with this email. I know we have been quiet about events this year so far but we regret to inform you that all car shows from Ace Entertainment for this 2020 season have been cancelled with one exception. We will try our best to bring you the Old Colorado City Car Show this August. We will have a final say on the matter near the end of May and you will receive a separate email with the update. Please stay safe during these trying times so that we may be together again in the future to celebrate what we love.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Ace Entertainment
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Decision on the GJ Car show next week...maybe

Here's the latest information I have from Grand Junction, CO about their downtown car show:
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Hi there,

The Downtown Car Show is currently scheduled for June 27 but it is possible that the event will be pushed back to the fall to better serve the participants and community that plan to attend. We will likely be making a final decision and announcement some time next week. Once the final decision is made, we will let everyone know when registration will be opening. If it continues in June, it will open ASAP. If it gets pushed to the fall, it'll likely open about two months prior to event date.

I apologize for the outdated voicemail information. I have not been in the office in over a month to get it changed!

Take care,
Rykel
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Welcome Bruce Hanson

Our newest member is Bruce Hanson from Colorado Springs. He has a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt. Please make him welcome when you meet him!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Update on 2020 car shows

Just FYI - thanks everyone for considering the ACC show in Littleton, CO this June 14. I made an event notice about that show and encourage you to attend. While their registration page shows a warning about the COVID-19 virus, they will refund registration fees if the show is cancelled.

I am also pursuing information about the Grand Junction Downtown Mobility show on June 27, 2020. Our club has committed to attend this show, but as of today their website has not opened up online registration. I have left voicemails and emails with the City of Grand Junction asking for a status. As soon as I know, you'll know.

-Wilson Hitchings


Monday, April 13, 2020

Newest member Nathan Hudson

Nathan Hudson is our newest member, and he has been researching EVs for about 10 years. Please make him welcome and help answer his questions when you meet him!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New member Tony Maldonado

Our newest member is Tony Maldonado from Colorado Springs, CO. He has a 2020 Bolt! Please make him welcome.

An unexpected opportunity...

Despite what is a controversial response to the COVID-19 virus, it does afford our nation an experiment that we would never otherwise undertake. That experiment is showing what no petrol vehicles look like in your local environment.


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Used car dealer switches to EVs...

Here's an article supplied by our club President, Mac McCauley, about a Canadian used car dealer that now sells used EVs and even new Teslas. Is this evolution of the market?

https://ww.electrek.co/2020/03/28/this-dealer-went-from-selling-used-gas-cars-to-used-evs-and-even-new-teslas/#

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Tesla Model Y delivery pics

Thanks to our club member Chaz Clark for photos of a lucky new Tesla Model Y owner's delivery pictures! Note: Chaz isn't the lucky new owner, so don't pester him for a ride...

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/model-y-hands-on.188209/

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tesla Model Y has a heat pump!

The first Tesla vehicle that has more than resistive heating is the Model Y. Check out this video on the topic: https://youtu.be/W0eK2E_r2Jc

New members Will and Crystelle Miller

Our two newest members are Will and Crystelle Miller. They live in Colorado Springs, CO and have a  2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance. Please make them welcome!


Monday, March 16, 2020

Earth Day Event, April 18, 2020 Cancelled

Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, the Earth Day Celebration at the Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center on Saturday, April 18, 2020 has been cancelled. We'll attend next year.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Folks, I am amazed...

As your web admin, I check out viewer stats for this blog every now and then (see below). I am always amazed and surprised at the international audience we have. I cannot explain why we have more people from Hong Kong viewing our local blog than Americans! I'm pleased, for sure, but nonetheless surprised...
-Wilson Hitchings, Web Admin


Saturday, March 14, 2020

New member Pami Sandhu takes delivery!

We love it when a member gets a new car! A recently added new member, Pami Sandhu, took delivery of his 2020 Tesla Model X this week. He's been to some of our Friday lunches at Smashburger, and had lots of questions about EVs before taking the plunge. Congrats, Pami!


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New members Bobby and Kristy Baker

Our latest new members are Bobby and Kristy Baker from Florissant, CO. They have a 2017 BMW i3 REX. Please make them welcome!


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Holy Cross Abbey Car Show announced

I finally found the information on the Holy Cross Abbey Antique and Special Interest Car Show. I've registered this year, but am taking my ICE convertible, not my electric car. It's a great show, the local Pikes Peak Mercedes Club will be attending. I'll put the information from our calendar page below:

Holy Cross Abbey Car Show, Canon City, CO - May 16, 2020. This is a great show near Pueblo, CO. Arrival of show cars starts at 6:45am, goes until 10:00am. The show goes from 10:00am until 3:00pm. It's on grass (very comfy on a hot day) and always has good food and drink vendors. Some exotic cars seem to always show up. The address of the Holy Cross Abbey is 3011 East Highway 50, CaƱon City, CO 81212 and the map locator is here. This show has limited entrants, so register early for $20 per car.



Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Update your older Tesla!

Tesla has announced an Infotainment upgrade for older model S and X's. The article doesn't mention if this fixes the MCU1 flash memory failure that some owners have seen, but it's good news for all older owners that you can get newer features (but lose some, too).

See https://electrek.co/2020/03/02/tesla-mcu-infotainment-upgrade/

Sunday, March 1, 2020

March 2020 Newsletter is out!

We just sent out our March 2020 newsletter. Please check your spam filter if you're on our mailing list and don't see it. If you still didn't get one, contact me at info AT csevc DOT com (showing it like that prevents spam).

You can view the newsletter here.

Friday, February 28, 2020

ECO Charger Newsletter now online

For our ATV and motorcycle members, the new ECO Charger Newsletter is available. This is a British company that makes electric ATVs. They don't currently distribute their product in the United States, but I bet an industrious member could become the first USA distributor! Check them out, it looks like a very exciting product to me...

https://issuu.com/destinationcms/docs/ec_newsletter_summer_2019?fr=sOTZhNDcyODQ2OQ

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Welcome Stephen to the club!

Our newest member is Stephen M Moraco from Monument, CO. He joined both our Facebook group and our blog! He has a Tesla Model S & a Tesla Model 3. Please make him welcome when you see him!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Panoz may go electric!

Thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for a link to an article about boutique car maker, Panoz. The founder, Don Panoz, passed away recently but his son has continued the company.

Check out the Robb Report here: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/automaker-daniel-panoz-electric-suv-2898737/

Monday, February 17, 2020

New members Eric & Sarah Spiller

We have the first Audi E-Tron in the club, thanks to Eric & Sarah Spiller. They bought their E-Tron in Las Vegas and drove it back to Colorado Springs, CO using the Electrify America and ChargePoint charging networks. Please make them welcome!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Feb 2020 Club Meeting

We had an overflow crowd at the Saturday, Feb. 15 club meeting! We jammed the parking lot of the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. New members, original members, everyone in between was there. Where there are CSEVC club members, there's a party!








Thursday, February 13, 2020

Highly recommended

Even if you're slightly interested in electric vehicles, this magazine would good for you to have: Charged. I'm not sure of the subscription cost (I think I get it for free), but I learn quite a bit about electric motors, batteries, vehicles. Give it a try!


Sunday, February 9, 2020

New member John Dyste

The delightful Certified Porsche Brand Ambassador that brought a 2020 Porsche Taycan to our informal Friday lunch a few weeks back has joined our club! John Dyste has a 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid. Please make him welcome so he'll bring more Porsche vehicles to our club!

Monday, February 3, 2020

New member Frank De La O

Frank De La O is our newest member, lives in Colorado Springs, CO and owns a 2020 Model 3 Tesla. Please make him welcome.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Club Meeting - Feb. 15, 2020 @ 1:00pm

February 15, 2020 - Saturday - CSEVC Club Meeting @ 1:00pm. Come to the GOTG Trading Post inside the Garden of the Gods park. The address is 324 Beckers Ln, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, and the map location is here . Show up at 11:00am if you'd like to talk, we use the North/West parking lot (it's the left parking lot when facing the building).
Map address: https://goo.gl/maps/Dnx3BAZDu142 .

Friday, January 31, 2020

The first Newsletter for 2020 is out!

Our blog users get to see our first Newsletter for 2020 early! Visit our 2020 Newsletter page to see the latest and greatest.

New Member Megan Carpenter

Our newest member is a Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition representative, Megan Carpenter. She lives in Colorado Springs and helps us participate in environmental events. Please make her welcome!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Newest Member Dustin Kuhlman

Our newest member Dustin Kuhlman owns a 2019 Chevy Bolt Premier and a Gen 1 Honda Insight. He has been interested in EVs almost as long as he's been driving. He says he's looking forward to meeting us, learning and advancing EVs to the masses.

Please make him welcome!



Monday, January 27, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Roadtrip, anyone?

Here's the listing for the June 27, 2020 car show in Grand Junction, CO. There is an "Electric Avenue" for EVs specifically. I think most of our long-range EVs can go, would anyone like to make this a trip this year? We'd get to meetup with the Western Colorado EV club. Online registration begins April 13, 2020.

Downtown Grand Junction, CO Car Show - June 27, 2020. This show can be a meetup event with the CSEVC and the Western Colorado Ev Club based out of Grand Junction, CO. This show has an "Electric Avenue" just for EVs, so we know we'll get some foot traffic if we go. Also as a bonus, the Gateway Car Museum is nearby, as is Moab, UT if you want to go further than Colorado for a trip. The website for the event is https://downtowngj.org/signature-events/downtown-car-show/ .

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New club member Susan Gross

Our newest member is Susan Gross from Colorado Springs, CO. She drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3. Please make her welcome!