Drive Sustainable!

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

Friday, August 30, 2019

Don't forget the Pueblo NDEW!

This message just went out to our mailing list recipients:

I am forwarding this to you FYI. Those from the CSEVC who will be attending this NDEW event in Pueblo West on the 14th of September should register (RSVP) at so the organizers will have a number and EV models that will be attending. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

New member Nick Sabatello

Please make Nick Sabatello welcome when you meet him. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and has a Tesla Model 3 Performance.

New contact form!

I have updated our "Join the club!" page to now use a Google Form rather than rely on an email link. This should make it easier to join us on any computer/browser. Previously, you had to have an email program linked on your local computer. Many public computers and tablets don't have such a service, so hopefully we'll get more people to join.
-Wilson Hitchings
CSEVC Website Admin

Thursday, August 22, 2019

New member Sean Helzer

Sean Helzer is our newest member from Colorado Springs. He has a Tesla Model 3 SP and met some of our club members at the recent CSU event. Make him welcome when you see him!

Club meeting this Saturday!

General Club Meeting:  We need to have another general club meeting!  How about Saturday, August 24?  We normally try to meet at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post during the winter, but I called them and on Aug 24, they are still too busy with thousands of tourists.  Therefore, let’s meet at the same place we met at last time, The Big Train Restaurant.  Here is their address:  808 Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs.  It is near the intersection of Garden of the Gods Blvd. and Forge St.  Todd, the owner, said it is better if we start at 1PM rather than noon.  SO:  Let’s show up sometime after noon, and hang out for awhile!  Park to the rear of the parking lot in a group.  Sometime after 1PM, we will go in and eat.  It will be over when it is over.  Purple car Elizabeth says they will be there this time.  Come hang out with fellow EV enthusiasts!  Be there or be square!  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Take a charging survey!

I received this message via email, see if you can help:
To the Colorado Springs EV Club:

This is Stefi Mitova- I'm a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, working on electric vehicles and solar energy.

In order to learn more about EV charging behavior, I created a survey. May I please ask you if you have means of sharing this link with EV owners?
I'd greatly appreciate it and it would be very beneficial to my work.

I will of course share the results from the survey and my PhD dissertation simulations when I am ready. 

Thank you once again!

NDEW date set for Colorado Springs, CO

A local National Drive Electric Week event has been set for Colorado Springs, CO.

National Drive Electric Week - Colorado Springs
Day:Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time:9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:RJW Academic Campus - North Parking Lot
2115 Afton Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Map link:

Monday, August 12, 2019

Detailed review of the MG ZS

The "James and Kate" YouTube channel does practical reviews of EVs. The video below is a week-long review of the new MG ZS electric vehicle. Per a previous mention of the vehicle, this is Chinese made and of good quality. Every time an American car manufacturer delays EVs, every time the oil & gas industry impedes the adoption of EVs, the Chinese catch up and may surpass our car manufacturing ability. Those two industries don't care about anything other than today's profits, and killing the competition. I hope American car makers start looking beyond this quarter's profit statement realize how far behind they really are...

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The trip to Longmont, CO

We want to extend our thanks to Marty & Gayle Butley for opening their home to our club. Over 20 club members made the drive to Longmont, CO (near Boulder, CO) to have a luncheon and learn about their 20kW solar array. Thanks, Marty & Gayle!

Ed Post kindly sent us some photos of our trip:

Saturday, August 10, 2019

New member Nathan James

Our newest member is Nathan James. He has a 2019 Tesla Model 3 SR+ and is from Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Correction: Longmont trip on Saturday

To all attending the trip to Longmont, CO to view a solar farm: the recent reminder message contained a typo - we are departing Park Meadows Mall to go to Longmont at 11:30am, not 10:30am as previously mentioned. Here's the correct schedule:

Arrive Monument McDonalds at 9:30am (if you want), then depart for Park Meadows SC at 10:00am.

Arrive at Park Meadows SC at 11:00am, depart for Longmont, CO at 11:30am.

Sorry for the confusion. With high traffic anticipated on I-25 going North, I suggest we take Hwy. 83 to Park Meadows from Monument, but each to his own!

First non-Porsche person to drive the Taycan

From Fully Charged, one of my favorite channels on EVs, is testing the Porsche Taycan:

Thursday, August 8, 2019

They're lying to us!

I actually don't think so, but let's see if our CSU members read this....

The graphic below appeared in the CSU (Colorado Springs Utilities) newsletter, mailed out for July 2019. I was surprised by the percentages shown. I would not have guessed that your refrigerator/freezer takes as much energy as home heating. How can this be? Home heating conditions air for several thousands of square feet; a refrigerator is barely a few square feet and better insulated than your typical home...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New member Kevin Yu

Our newest member, Kevin Yu,  owns an automotive coating/wrap/window film company in Colorado Springs. Some of our members have used him, so feel free to check him out for those services. Here's his message to me:


My name is Kevin Yu. I own Auto Film Solutions which is a local business here in Colorado Springs! 

We have done work with many Tesla’s and quite a few members of your club! They had mentioned we should touch base with the group.

We offer window film, paint protection film, ceramic coatings, vehicle wraps, and paintless dent repair. We are also the only shop in town that stocks every shade in dyed, ceramic, and nano ceramic window films in the width for Tesla Model 3 rear windshields and Tesla Model X front windshields. We are the only authorized and certified shop to install Hexis Bodyfence PPF AND Xpel protective films. We are certified with Xpel Fusion ceramic coatings and Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings. Our window film line is offered by Xpel as well. We carry their standard and most premium films here. 

We would like to offer 15% off any service with membership to the club.

Take a Survey!

If you went to the Sustain-A-Fest last month, feel free to take a survey!