Thanks to Ric Paradise! Here's a video tour of the Rivian truck plant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA1IV8SADkA
A Colorado Springs, CO group promoting the ownership and use of electric vehicles.
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Ionic 5 12v battery drain issue
If your Hyundai Ionic 5 has had the 12v battery go flat and leave you stranded, here's why:
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Third-party charging experience
Here's an article that's making the social media rounds on charging EVs in the USA, it's not very pretty:
The yoke's on...Tesla?
Nothing seems as polarizing in automobiles as the Tesla Cybertruck or...the Tesla steering yoke.
Here's a take on the Tesla yoke vs. Lexus' yoke: https://youtu.be/agMrewRJTow .
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Ford Blue Cruise improvements
Check out Out of Spec Reviews' latest review of Ford's autopilot: https://youtu.be/mL_9YgixiWo
Monday, March 13, 2023
The latest anti-EV article from Bloomberg
Remember all the anti-lithium articles from car makers and oil producers about 10 years ago? I still see them quoted even today by people who don't like EVs. We all know the chant: by buying an EV, you're contributing to child labor in the Congo.
There's a new attack on EVs, with misinformation, and it's on the aluminum used in EVs. Visit the link below to a new Sam Alexander video that explains how the latest article is deceptive. The short answer: while trying to say EVs are bad because they use aluminum, Bloomberg fails to tell you that the gasoline version of the Ford F-150 Lightening uses MORE aluminum than the EV version does. Propaganda at its best, folks!
Video: https://youtu.be/EjBSMwA1wp8 .
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Our newest member awaits a CyberTruck!
Lauren Martin is our latest new member. Her family has a 2021 Model Y and is waiting for a Cybertruck. Please make her welcome when you meet her.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
David Brown is our newest member!
David Brown drives a 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD and lives in Parker, CO. He's our latest member, please make him welcome!
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Check out all the announcements!
Tesla's Investor day summary is here, it's impressive: https://youtu.be/Mn-MGHLKQBY .
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
The Magic Dock is magic!
Check it out - a non-Tesla EV has charged at a Tesla Supercharger with a Magic Dock.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/6KN9D06LIAo .
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Get a dashcam
I follow this YouTube channel a lot, and the one thing it tells me is that aggressive drivers LIE. Get a dashcam and learn how to display the video immediately after a crash.
Wham Baam Teslacam: https://youtu.be/UTmdf41o580
Mazda Hybrid EV uses a rotary engine!
Mazda is bringing back its rotary engine in a hybrid EV automobile. The interesting part is that the hybrid design uses the electric motor/generator to accelerate/retard the speed of the rotary piston to obtain the most efficiency for its engine.
Check out the video: https://youtu.be/-3gzQVGEqF4 .
Friday, February 17, 2023
Newest member has a Leaf!
Kathleen O'Donnell is our latest new club member. She drives a 2023 Nissan Leaf and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make her welcome!
EVs will melt the grid...not
Ever run into the statement that EVs will overwhelm the grid, so therefore we should continue to use ICE vehicles? I do! Thanks to Dan R. for the reference, you'll find that EVs use the same energy as appliances.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Newest member has two EVs
Our newest member is Aaron Phillips from Colorado Springs, CO. He has a 2022 Rivian R1T and a 2019 Tesla Model 3. Please make him welcome!
Monday, January 30, 2023
Lacey Allor our latest addition!
Please welcome Lacey Allor to our club. She lives in Fort Collins, CO but grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. Our club member Chris Lennon told her about our group, and she joined shortly thereafter. She works for Northern Colorado Clean Cities...welcome Lacey!
Be careful of Electrify America chargers...
Some cars getting fried at EA chargers: https://www.teslarati.com/rivian-ford-chevy-fried-electrify-america-video/
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Our newest member, Arnel Bueno
Arnel Bueno is our newest member to the club, and has a new car! He drives a 2023 Tesla Model Y and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Electric Cars and the Panama Canal
Our club member, Mario B., sent us an excerpt of an article about electric cars:
Here’s a passage from a book written in 1976, before the age of EVs, that illustrates the advantages of electrical power used to drive the Panama Canal’s locks. It sounds a lot like the advantages of EVs over ICE vehicles.
- Charging EVs uses electricity transmitted over wires, rather than fuel trucked in to service stations.
- EVs can have multiple independent motors.
- Electric motor characteristics.
The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870 – 1914
by David McCullough
The advantages of electrical power were many: it could be transmitted over long distances; in complicated installations each different machine or mechanism could have its own motor drive (exactly as in the locks), instead of the power being transmitted here and there from one central source by an elaborate system of drive shafts, belts, and pulleys (as in a conventional steam-driven factory). The motors themselves were relatively small, compact, watertight; they turned at constant speeds irrespective of the loads put upon them; they required a minimum of attention; they would not blow-up.
Friday, January 20, 2023
Want to buy: one tire
Wanted: 1 2018 or newer Nissan Leaf OEM tire, Michelin Energy Saver A/S, P215/50R17. Contact Jeff at Jeff at jmarsink dot com.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Our first newsletter for 2023 is out!
Check out our Newsletter page ( http://www.csevc.com/p/csevc-newsletters.html ) to see the latest issue.
Sunday, January 15, 2023
The petroleum industry fights back
Checkout an anti-EV resolution stated by Wyoming lawmakers: https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2023/SJ0004
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
BMW expands for-pay features
BMW is expanding the "always pay us money" program, a.k.a. subscription services, to its cars.
Enjoy the video about this: https://youtu.be/8ekrYXvKfAk .
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Welcome Reuben Dutáry
Reuben Dutáry is our latest new member, he lives in Colorado Springs, CO and drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, RWD. Please make him welcome!
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Winter vs. All-weather vs. All Season tires
This is a great video explaining tire types: https://youtu.be/pA4OT3XqNtI .
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Tesla won't stop driving!
Check out a German Tesla driver that disabled/bypassed Tesla's autopilot feature and fell asleep!
Monday, January 2, 2023
New member Tom Grassel
Please make Tom Grassel welcome when you meet him, he drives a Tesla Model S 2014 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Another Mach-e in the club!
Please welcome Mike Minnillo to the CSEVC, he drives a 2022 Ford Mach E GT and lives in Falcon, CO. Please make him welcome!