Please welcome David Churchill from Denver, CO as our latest new member! David drives a 2015 Tesla Model S. Please make him welcome!
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Check out a great EV article from Motor Trend: https://www.motortrend.com/features/truth-about-electric-cars-ad-why-you-are-being-lied-to/ .
Monday, December 5, 2022
I emailed Rivian motors, inquiring about a factory tour for 2023. Here's their response:
Thank you for taking the time to reach out today.
Currently, our teams remain laser-focused on production and delivering R1 vehicles to the roads and driveways of our community across the US and Canada. With that in mind, we are not offering tours of our plant.
We appreciate your eagerness to visit and recommend you subscribe to our Adventures Newsletter for any updates. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! Have a great rest of your week!
Your fellow adventurer,
Monday, November 28, 2022
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Friday, November 18, 2022
The Electric Viking is a YouTube channel I follow, and the author is projecting that former (read: fired) CEO of VW, Herbert Diess, will be named to head up Tesla. He will make an excellent replacement for Elon Musk.
The video: https://youtu.be/7hXNBPqmVZg .
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Ford Motor Company just got whacked (that's a legal term) for reverse engineering a contracted company's software instead of paying the annual license fees.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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Monday, October 3, 2022
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Friday, September 16, 2022
Our club was asked to participate in the Cool Science Festival on Oct. 1, 2022 at UCCS in Colorado Springs. Please bring whatever EV vehicle you have. The campus is located between Nevada Ave. and Union Blvd. on Austin Bluffs Parkway. The event opens for cars to stage at 6:30am, and vehicles must be in place by 8:00am. Please park in the area marked in red (below). Do not block handicapped spaces! If you have a tent/table/chairs, please bring it. We must stay in place until 4:00pm.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The What If... Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday Sept. 10, 2022. They need all brands of EVs for display & discussion. If you're on our mailing list, you should've received a message with details and very specific directions on how to enter the show. It's an all-day show, so plan to stay until 4:00pm. Please arrive as close to 8:00am as possible. See you there!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The What If Festival takes place in downtown Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 and they need EVs for a display. More information to come, but feel free to visit their website for more information here: https://whatif-festival.org/ .
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Why is ANY car manufacturer liable when the driver makes bad choices?
Thursday, July 7, 2022
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Monday, June 27, 2022
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
UCCS is having a Science Fair on Oct. 1, 2022 and would love some EVs for display. They just opened up their registration page: https://www.coolscience.org/present-a-carnival-day-activity.html .
Friday, June 10, 2022
Traditional auto review sources are reviewing EVs with regularity! Here's a MotorWeek review of the new Ioniq 5: https://youtu.be/XlHG2S5GZZY . The *surprising* part of the review is that you can get adapters for reverse energy - i.e., you can use the car's battery to power external devices.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
Thanks to Robert G. for the link! Maybe an electric Delorean is in our future?
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Our newest club member hails from Bismark, North Dakota. His name is Zane Zuther and he met several CSEVC club members at the recent Tesla Rally in Custer, South Dakota. He doesn't drive and EV but works for an electric utility cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is interested in the development of EVs in general and operates his own technology company in his free time. Please make him welcome when he attends one of our Zoom meetings!
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Read the full article - it’s not all EVs that are less likely to crash …
Tesla drivers are almost 50% less likely to crash while driving a Tesla than when driving other cars: study
New research from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), one of the industry’s largest telematics service providers, has found several interesting trends regarding electric vehicle drivers. Among the study’s findings involved Tesla drivers, who were almost 50% less likely to crash while driving a Tesla than when driving other cars.
Read in TESLARATI: https://apple.news/AbZ5PLwe-SeWjdxCC3RVX_g
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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Thursday, May 12, 2022
I received this message a day or so ago, the coordinator needs EVs on display for Saturday, June 25, 2022. If you are interested, respond to Jim Riggins, firstname.lastname@example.org , 719-313-6171 by June 12 if possible. Last minute cancellations and additions are not a problem.
I'm the volunteer chair of the Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society and I would like to ask for some CSEVC member support in June. We host a series of free public lectures and education on a variety of topics in renewable energy and energy efficiency. On Saturday, June 25, we will host a lecture on electric vehicle basics at Library 21C from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. We would like to follow the lecture with a display of various EVs in the parking lot, and the chance for the public to chat with owners, starting at 11:30. The Google Maps locator for the library is https://goo.gl/maps/duS8AaLJ4pfExhnL9 .
I will have my Model X out there but I would love to see a wide variety of makes and models in the lot. I know there have been at least 2 Rivian R1T deliveries in Colorado Springs and it would be outstanding if any of these owners are CSEVC members and might be able to attend.
Could you please send out the announcement of this event to the membership? I apologize for the late notice, but we've delayed the scheduling while waiting to see what the COVID situation would be.
The Basics of Electric Vehicles- Discussion and Car Show
Hosted by: The non-profit Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society
Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 AM to noon.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Monday, May 2, 2022
Friday, April 29, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The Osage City, KS newspaper (the Osage County Herald-Chronicle) had to publish a correction to their recent edition for the names of the Car Show winners. When they did so, they made one of our club members famous (well, MORE famous).
Thanks to Robert G. for this link, it looks like Ford isn't taking any more orders for the 2022 Mach-e. You can have the perspective that they should ramp up production to meet demand OR you could say they don't want to make too many in order to continue to make ICE vehicles.
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Toyota has announced their first battery-only electric vehicle, and at a good price. Their limited production numbers, however, make it appear that Toyota is only paying lip service to EVs rather than actually becoming an EV manufacturer.
See the details about the new Toyota EV: https://youtu.be/eZKmVMvcRNY .
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Dan R., Wilson H. and Mac M., all drove to Osage City, KS for a car show on April 9. The local paper, the Osage Herald-Chronicle, mentioned the electric cars at the show. The price and availability of autographs are specific to each person mentioned in this post.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
Thanks to Robert G., our club member, for this link from the BMW CEO. He completely dismisses Tesla's Gigacasting efforts: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1509501666776817675.html .
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
SO both the latest & greatest + classic electric cars are making the day trip to Osage City, KS for their April 9, 2022 show. Mac McCauley (2022 Model X Plaid), Dan Rosenblatt (2021 Model S Plaid) and Wilson Hitchings (vintage 2015 Model S90D, whale oil edition) are all driving out to Topeka, KS on the day before the show. It's a two-nighter (stay two nights, return day after the show) trip due to distance (about 8 hours driving time).
We sure could use more EVs than we have going, all brands, maybe a Model 3 or so. If you'd like to go, see our Events Calendar page for the details. You can register day-of-show (we all are). It's I-70 all the way so charging is readily available.
Contact one of the three intrepid travelers if you want to caravan with them on an EV mission...
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Here's an interesting video showing why the USA has 110v / 120v and other countries do not. More interestingly, my employer (Underwriters Laboratory) was started at or right after the World's Fair in Chicago, and that Fair was the first electrified Fair ever. It's mentioned several times in the video.
Friday, March 4, 2022
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Friday, February 18, 2022
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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
What's it like to be famous? Welllll, ask the CSEVC! Ask me! It's media coverage like this that starts empires. I'll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bezos and Musk soon, and you knew me when I was just well-known. Autographs available for a fee, of course. Oh and a photo of club member Dan Rosenblatt's 2021 Model S Plaid car was printed.
-Wilson "Mr. Famous Person" Hitchings
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Thanks to Rob Bowers for telling us about the article.
Note that one company already made an electric Delorean, but only made one and went out of business. It used a J1772 connector n the front of the car (in the grill) and the range was about 70 miles. Here's the video from 2012: https://youtu.be/RA6Lz-s9SE8 .