I follow this YouTube channel, Engineering Explained, and they did a preliminary review of the new GM Hummer EV: https://youtu.be/LkM0L4_W_pM
A Colorado Springs, CO group promoting the ownership and use of electric vehicles.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Reaction to Tesla FSD
Here's a video (courtesy from our club member Robert G.) from a Tesla owner that just got Full Self Drive (beta): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0S_aa3-9Hw&feature=youtu.be
Monday, October 19, 2020
Scavenger Hunt with DMCC
Here's a message I received from Julia Davila, who works with the Denver Metro Clean Cities:
I published the blog post I wrote about the Colorado Springs EV Club. Thank you again for speaking with me, and please let me know if you’d like me to make any changes or add anything to this post. I’ll be advertising it on social media for DEC channels as well.
Also, if you haven’t already joined, Drive Electric Colorado is hosting a Colorado-wide EV Experience Scavenger Hunt, where participants can complete missions like test drives or locating local chargers to become more aware of and knowledgeable of electric vehicles. This is a great way for people to learn about EVs and there are also prizes at stake, so I’d really appreciate if you could spread the word to your EV club! Here’s more information to pass along to your club, friends, and family.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
New member Charles Paulsen
Our newest member, Charles Paulsen, lives in Pueblo, CO and has a 2002 Toyota Echo. He plans to buy an EV in 2021. Please make him welcome!
Monday, October 5, 2020
Golden, CO EV Event
Our new member, Harry Doby, recently visited the EV event in Golden, CO.
The photos from the event are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z434nthgivg272h/AADK3TuvzId82kwTXDecxAbwa?dl=0
EV Trip data from Mark H
I just got a great email from Mark Holzrichter about a trip he made recently, including energy usage. He's also the source of the trip data on our blog ( http://www.csevc.com/p/ev-trip-data.html ).
Here's his message:
Hi Wilson, You were pleased to receive energy/mileage data from our trip years ago. Here's another batch from last month. I'm including odometer readings to brag about how much we've used our car. Feel free to publish this in CSEVC.com, or ignore it. It's certainly not as valuable now that there are so many Super Chargers, multiple EV trip planners, and the in-car navigator is smarter. Again I used EVTripPlanner.com. I used to donate each time we used it for a trip, but the donate button is gone. I tried ABetterRoutePlanner.com but it thinks my car uses much more energy. But it does have a nicer output. Do you still use any trip planner besides the car's navigator? By the way, we used Tesla Destination chargers in Ouray at KJ Wood Distillers, in Silverton at the Wyman Hotel, and ChargePoint chargers in Palisade and at the Montrose Recreational Center. We love KJ Wood. All four in Silverton were blocked by ICEs but I was able to back into an adjacent diagonal parking (maybe not a legal maneuver) to get the cord to reach. There's no EV preference marking for the parking in Palisade, but the spots were open. The charger in Montrose seemed even slower then most (204V 19A => 12 RMPH). Driving over Red Mountain Pass and Monarch Pass made me feel like that's what the car was designed to do. Such a joy. Mark
Thursday, October 1, 2020
DMCC Virtual Presentation this Saturday!
Sonja Meintsma of Denver Metro Clean Cities invites everyone to attend this Saturday's Virtual EV Ride & Drive at 9:00am - 10:30am. She says: " We’d love to have other EV drivers there on Saturday who can give their perspectives and we encourage everyone to invite people they know who don’t have EVs yet to join. This will be a fun, safe event." Please pre-register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuc-6tpz0vGtYCcZ6EvXb85HE1Jd1ll4pz
Also we will be talking about our EV Experience Scavenger Hunt (take a look here: https://driveelectriccolorado.org/event/ev-scavenger-hunt) which is a fun way for people who are new to EVs to learn about them.
Tesla's battery day, explained
Here is an excellent summary of Tesla's recent battery day: https://youtu.be/dlwlEEWSECs