Goodbye, 2021. The club met at SmashBurger for the last time this year, thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for the photo.
Friday, December 31, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
It looks like Rivian is opening a future service center in Denver: https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/threads/pics-denver-rivian-service-center-w-interior-photos.3127/ .
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Friday, December 24, 2021
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Currently we have had 22 RSVP. Ten are DEVC Members, Seven are CSEVC Members and Five are members of both organizations. One has cancelled from the "both" group due to the COVID concerns. The RSVP is low (well under the typical 50+ we receive) probably due to COVID.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
The first USA dealership for the EcoCharger brand of electric ATVs has been opened in New Jersey.
See the EcoCharger's latest newsletter at: https://ecocharger.cmail20.com/t/y-l-ouukthk-justtiull-y/
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Well, now we know the automotive companies that will not be in business in the next decade:
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Final status: THE TRIP IS ON FOR SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 2021
Our club is going to visit a new Level 3 charger (CCS/Chademo) in Walsenberg, CO on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Our club member, Curtis Claar, runs a company named EV Trail ( http://www.evtrail.com/ ) that put helped put in the new charger in Walsenburg. The new dual-station charger is at George's Drive Inn, 564 US-85 #87, Walsenburg, CO 81089. There are two CCS/Chademo charging stations and 2 additional J1772 charging points (11 kW/h) for a total of 4 simultaneous charging ports. The map locator for George's is https://goo.gl/maps/U69xN8GReVMcMJYR6 .
Several car club members are departing from Sams Club in Colorado Springs, near the S. Academy Blvd. exit off I-25 this Saturday (Nov. 13). The Sam's Club is located at 4385 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, and the map locator for the EA charger is https://goo.gl/maps/WwHECkM2yRTvRUCk6 . We will leave at 10:00am from the Electrify America charging station in the Sam's Club parking lot.
This trip is weather-dependent. The final decision to go/reschedule will be made by 10:00am, Friday November 12, 2021. Please check back here for the final update. If weather is a problem, we will reschedule once to the next Saturday. If that fails, we'll go another time.
Friday, November 5, 2021
As part of moving to a new laptop, I was forced to export/import all my email addresses to the new email program I use. I then compared all the addresses to what I have on file for the CSEVC mailing list and found several issues.
About a dozen of our members haven't been getting our emails, either because they've changed email addresses (e.g., moved jobs) or their email systems rejected our messages enough times that Mailchimp has given up on sending messages to that address. I have contacted as many of those individuals as I can to see if we can fix the problem.
One common issue is that anyone using a CenturyLink.net email address is getting rejected. For some reason, CenturyLink.net thinks our Mailchimp server is on a "blacklist". I'm not sure anyone in particular is going to be able to fix that with them, so I suggest you create a new email address at GMAIL for our newsletter and messages. Who knows how many emails you are missing due to their system?
If you have changed emails lately, or are sending our messages to an address that you don't check frequently, please update your information with me at info AT CSEVC.COM .
P.S. Windows 11 is interesting, by the way.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Please use the "translate" feature of your browser to read this article. Suffice it to say, a brand new bus (delivered that week) exploded and burned down the garage and other vehicles. Oops!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
In case you hadn't heard, the club is driving to the top of Pikes Peak this Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Please meet at the KFC parking lot near Colorado Ave., and 31st Street in Colorado Springs, CO before 10:00am. We are promptly leaving at 10:00am. There is a $15 fee per person to drive to the summit of Pikes Peak. Lunch is not included in that price. There are hot dogs/hamburgers at the Summit House but you may also bring your own lunch. We'll take a group photo at the top!
Sunday, October 24, 2021
I just signed the petition "President of the United States: Review Appointment of Missy Cummings to NHTSA for Conflict of Interest & Bias" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 25,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Monday, October 18, 2021
I would like to pay a moment of silence for our club member Dennis Korth who passed away recently. Dennis built a 1974 EV Beetle as a high school shop teacher and owned an electric bike. Dennis was a popular member of our club, and he will be missed and appreciated. There are details on Dennis' life and passing in the latest DEVC newsletter.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
The local TV station KRDO played a new segment about our upcoming NDEW event at Bass Pro Shops. Club member Rob Bowers was responsible for organizing the event, and was featured prominently in the news story, see below.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thanks to Dan R. for the link on Tesla Full Self-Drive : https://electrek.co/2021/09/17/tesla-make-sure-good-driver-before-giving-access-full-self-driving-beta/
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
A Tesla owner's dashcam recorded an all-too-familiar act of vandalism, this time in Thornton, Colorado. I truly wonder if other brands of cars get the same treatment.
Check out the video: https://fb.watch/80qGT5zwQI/
Monday, September 13, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Our club members Dan R., Nick S., and Wilson H. all attended the High Altitude Car Show in Westcliffe, CO this past Saturday (Sept. 4, 2021). It was a great show, comfortable weather and lots of foot traffic and attendee interest in EVs. The car show sponsors came up and thanks us for having 3 EVs at the show!
Friday, September 3, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
Please welcome Cliff Kotnik and Alex Stoen to our club! Cliff has a 2107 Chevy Volt and Alex has a 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. Cliff tells me he just jumped in the queue for a Ford Mustang Mach-e. Both live in Colorado Springs. Please make them welcome!
Monday, August 16, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Our club had a visitor from Elizabethtown, KY this past Friday. Steve Lindsey contacted me from our blog on Friday, and was invited to our lunch at Noodles & Company. He is a new owner of a Ford Mach-e and was visiting his daughter in Colorado Springs, CO. We've added him to our mailing list!
Friday, August 6, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
Take a gander at page 10 of the latest Pikes Peak Mercedes Benz newsletter:
The Rambler Ranch trip needs an RSVP by this Saturday, July 31. It's $20 a person, we leave about 10:00am with the Tri-Lakes Cruisers for the museum.
Please RSVP to admin AT csevc.com by EOD Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
In summary, if your have a pre-June 2015 Tesla Model S, you need to get a $200 upgrade to get LTE in your car as AT&T is dropping the 3G network.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Welcome to the 20th Annual Downtown Car Show presented by Mobility Driven! The Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 18 and will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm on Main Street between 3rd and 7th Streets.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Thanks to Mac McCauley for the article link. A German magazine has named a yet-to-be-produced German vehicle as award winning:
Friday, July 2, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021
Thanks to Rob Bowers for the link to the article about Honda electric cars in the USA. You'll note a slight anti-EV opinion in the last paragraph of the article.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
The CSEVC welcomes Jason Cathcart, Jonathan Tauzin, Amada De Vera and Vene Ventura. Jonathan Tauzin has a Tesla Model 3 and Jason, Fred and Vene have Tesla Model Ys. All four live in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make more Tesla people welcome!
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Jon Peltier and James McKelvey are our latest new members. Jon drives a 2020 Tesla model Y and lives in Pueblo, CO and his commute was highlighted in a recent newspaper article. James has a 2001 Honda Insight, and is a soon owner-to-be of an Aptera. Please make them welcome!
Friday, June 4, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Our club member, Curtis Claar, had the KOAA news recently when he was mentioned as a private individual installing rapid charging stations in our area. He's in the permitting stage of putting a charger in Walsenburg, CO. How about our club make an event of driving down to the new charger and celebrating a new charging point?