Drive Sustainable!

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

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.

 Page 601.

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.