Drive Sustainable!

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Memorial Services for David McNeil

Memorial Services for David McNeil will be held Wednesday April 17th at 11:00 am at 1310 Aeroplaza Drive, Colorado Springs 80916 at the LDS Church.

At the end there will be time set aside time to share memories.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Sad news

From our club member, Julia Moravcsik:

I have some sad news to share. David's wife called to say that David [McNeil] passed away on Monday.

I will post news of his passing on Facebook and create a memorial edition of the newsletter. I would also like to compile pictures, stories, and memories to give to his wife and to put in the newsletter. You all have known him even longer than I have, so any that you could share would be appreciated.

If you have any other ideas for ways to remember David, let me know. 

This is very sad. I feel like David and his personality went a long way in making the DEVC the way it is. He will be greatly missed. 

Julia

Saturday, March 30, 2024

New Member Mike Verbeten

Mike Verbeten is our new member from Colorado Springs, CO. He drives a 2024 Hyundai Kona EV. Please make him welcome!

Friday, March 29, 2024

New member Jamie Crowe

Jamie Crowe is our newest member from Elbert, CO. She drives a 2020 Jaguar I-Pace. Please make her welcome!

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Welcome new member Bryan

Our latest new member is Bryan Norfleet with a 2023 Volkwagen ID.4. Bryan lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Another solar setup to consider...

Check out this solar setup on a modern, energy-saving home in New England:

Video here: https://youtu.be/TUGRWepCH90?si=O--YbubKM6_SERJI

How to get to your Model S vitals

If you ever would like to perform basic maintenance on your older Tesla Model S (nosecone), here's a video that shows how to remove the frunk cavity storage area and get to things like the brake reservoir and coolant tanks.

See here: https://youtu.be/snrtsOQFJJo?si=rCBHeOKNxlWbNAvn .

Is solar a scam?

 I very much respect Ben Sullins' data analysis on EVs, solar, battery store information and he's just released a full-year review of having an 8 kW solar system on his roof, it's quite interesting.

See it here: https://youtu.be/8C4CW4T-GiQ?si=hr7E6OL7Cx5F_W8x .

Sunday, March 3, 2024

How to pop the frunk in a Model Y

 If your 12v battery dies in a Tesla Model Y, you can still open the frunk with this simple trick and then jump start the car. I never knew! See: https://youtu.be/MrG8eTrZs_0?si=8waxQd-gaVRPkpop .

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

New member Jared Knight

Let's welcome Jared Knight as our newest member. He is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Tesla here in Colorado Springs and may want to partner with our club for events. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

Level 1 charging in cold weather

I found a video made by a Tesla owner in Canada. He wanted to see if you can survive parked outside in the winter and only have access to a Level 1 charger (house current). It was very interesting to see his results: https://youtu.be/Oiv5J26TD90?si=M52ge1QsyP8ac27k .

Friday, January 19, 2024

I saw this online!

 This bingo card was posted on some news article in Facebook. I thought it was great, print it off and take it to your next car show, see how soon you get Bingo!


And another one...





Friday, January 5, 2024