Goodbye, 2021. The club met at SmashBurger for the last time this year, thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for the photo.
A Colorado Springs, CO group promoting the ownership and use of electric vehicles.
Friday, December 31, 2021
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Oops, the Model S needs work...
Here's an unfortunate experience with a new Tesla Model S Plaid: https://youtu.be/g1MPORfj8gw .
Monday, December 27, 2021
Denver Rivian Service Center
It looks like Rivian is opening a future service center in Denver: https://www.rivianforums.com/forum/threads/pics-denver-rivian-service-center-w-interior-photos.3127/ .
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Kay Talley is our newest member!
Please welcome Kay Talley to our club. She's from Littleton, CO and drives a 2014 Tesla Model S.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Have the merriest Christmas and the Happiest _________ this year!
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Lunch with the club!
Thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for the photo; this was lunch at SmashBurger on Friday, Dec. 17. Great turnout!
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Oh. My. Goodness.
Whatcha thinking, Toyota? Who thinks this is a good idea?
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Another Ford Mach-e in the club!
Please welcome Todd Short from Colorado Springs, CO to our club. He has a 2021 Mach-E GT. Make him welcome!
Thursday, December 2, 2021
DEVC Holiday Party is cancelled
Currently we have had 22 RSVP. Ten are DEVC Members, Seven are CSEVC Members and Five are members of both organizations. One has cancelled from the "both" group due to the COVID concerns. The RSVP is low (well under the typical 50+ we receive) probably due to COVID.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
New member Roy Garcia
Say howdy to Roy Garcia as our latest member. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and has a new 2022 Tesla Model 3!
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Electric Quads from the UK!
The first USA dealership for the EcoCharger brand of electric ATVs has been opened in New Jersey.
See the EcoCharger's latest newsletter at: https://ecocharger.cmail20.com/t/y-l-ouukthk-justtiull-y/
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
EVOverload21 - Walsenburg, CO
The dead and dying
Well, now we know the automotive companies that will not be in business in the next decade:
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Walsenburg, CO trip - GOING!
Final status: THE TRIP IS ON FOR SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 2021
Our club is going to visit a new Level 3 charger (CCS/Chademo) in Walsenberg, CO on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Our club member, Curtis Claar, runs a company named EV Trail ( http://www.evtrail.com/ ) that put helped put in the new charger in Walsenburg. The new dual-station charger is at George's Drive Inn, 564 US-85 #87, Walsenburg, CO 81089. There are two CCS/Chademo charging stations and 2 additional J1772 charging points (11 kW/h) for a total of 4 simultaneous charging ports. The map locator for George's is https://goo.gl/maps/U69xN8GReVMcMJYR6 .
Several car club members are departing from Sams Club in Colorado Springs, near the S. Academy Blvd. exit off I-25 this Saturday (Nov. 13). The Sam's Club is located at 4385 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, and the map locator for the EA charger is https://goo.gl/maps/WwHECkM2yRTvRUCk6 . We will leave at 10:00am from the Electrify America charging station in the Sam's Club parking lot.
This trip is weather-dependent. The final decision to go/reschedule will be made by 10:00am, Friday November 12, 2021. Please check back here for the final update. If weather is a problem, we will reschedule once to the next Saturday. If that fails, we'll go another time.
Friday, November 5, 2021
All cleaned up!
As part of moving to a new laptop, I was forced to export/import all my email addresses to the new email program I use. I then compared all the addresses to what I have on file for the CSEVC mailing list and found several issues.
About a dozen of our members haven't been getting our emails, either because they've changed email addresses (e.g., moved jobs) or their email systems rejected our messages enough times that Mailchimp has given up on sending messages to that address. I have contacted as many of those individuals as I can to see if we can fix the problem.
One common issue is that anyone using a CenturyLink.net email address is getting rejected. For some reason, CenturyLink.net thinks our Mailchimp server is on a "blacklist". I'm not sure anyone in particular is going to be able to fix that with them, so I suggest you create a new email address at GMAIL for our newsletter and messages. Who knows how many emails you are missing due to their system?
If you have changed emails lately, or are sending our messages to an address that you don't check frequently, please update your information with me at info AT CSEVC.COM .
P.S. Windows 11 is interesting, by the way.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Pikes Peak EV Climb - Oct. 30, 2021
The CSEVC had 10 cars drive to the top of Pikes Peak on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. It was PERFECT weather all along the way, you can see more than a few states from the summit. A good time was had by all.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Another EV conversion
I get a kick out of this guy, he's a mechanical genius! https://youtu.be/WfZMZHI--6A
Oops on the hydrogen bus thingy...
Please use the "translate" feature of your browser to read this article. Suffice it to say, a brand new bus (delivered that week) exploded and burned down the garage and other vehicles. Oops!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Pikes Peak Ride to the Top - Oct. 30
In case you hadn't heard, the club is driving to the top of Pikes Peak this Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Please meet at the KFC parking lot near Colorado Ave., and 31st Street in Colorado Springs, CO before 10:00am. We are promptly leaving at 10:00am. There is a $15 fee per person to drive to the summit of Pikes Peak. Lunch is not included in that price. There are hot dogs/hamburgers at the Summit House but you may also bring your own lunch. We'll take a group photo at the top!
New member Alan Parlee
Our latest, most recent addition to our club is Alan Parlee. He lives in Colorado Springs and has a 2021 Tesla Model Y. Please make him welcome!
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Conflict of interest in the NHTSA
I just signed the petition "President of the United States: Review Appointment of Missy Cummings to NHTSA for Conflict of Interest & Bias" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 25,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Monday, October 18, 2021
Our club member, Dennis Korth, in memoriam
I would like to pay a moment of silence for our club member Dennis Korth who passed away recently. Dennis built a 1974 EV Beetle as a high school shop teacher and owned an electric bike. Dennis was a popular member of our club, and he will be missed and appreciated. There are details on Dennis' life and passing in the latest DEVC newsletter.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
New member Sean Von Scholz
Our newest member is Sean Von Scholz from Florence, CO. He drives a Toyota Prius c2 2014, please make him welcome!
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Don't pass anyone in New Zealand...
Here's a crazy road rage video from New Zealand!
Monday, September 27, 2021
New member Ken Willis
Our latest new member is Ken Willis from Peyton, CO. He has a 2021 VW ID 4 Pro RWD, please make him welcome!
Friday, September 24, 2021
Club Member Rob Bowers featured on the news
The local TV station KRDO played a new segment about our upcoming NDEW event at Bass Pro Shops. Club member Rob Bowers was responsible for organizing the event, and was featured prominently in the news story, see below.
New member Eric Kunkemoeller
Eric Kunkemoeller is our newest member with a 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range. Eric lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Two red cars at Chenango Car Show
Dan R. brought his Tesla Model S Plaid to the Parker, CO car show in the Chenango housing development. Another person also brought a red car.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Good drivers get FSD...
Thanks to Dan R. for the link on Tesla Full Self-Drive : https://electrek.co/2021/09/17/tesla-make-sure-good-driver-before-giving-access-full-self-driving-beta/
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
American natives now sell Teslas...
Here's a legal review of Tesla's move to put showrooms and repair centers in New Mexico:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Anti-Tesla folks are alive and well...
A Tesla owner's dashcam recorded an all-too-familiar act of vandalism, this time in Thornton, Colorado. I truly wonder if other brands of cars get the same treatment.
Check out the video: https://fb.watch/80qGT5zwQI/
Monday, September 13, 2021
Club lunch at Brakeman's
Monday, September 6, 2021
New member Adam Sailors
Our newest member is Adam Sailors is from Colorado Springs, CO. He drives a new 2021 Tesla Model Y. Please make him welcome!
Sunday, September 5, 2021
And then there were three...
Our club members Dan R., Nick S., and Wilson H. all attended the High Altitude Car Show in Westcliffe, CO this past Saturday (Sept. 4, 2021). It was a great show, comfortable weather and lots of foot traffic and attendee interest in EVs. The car show sponsors came up and thanks us for having 3 EVs at the show!
Friday, September 3, 2021
New Member Chris Terry
Our newest member from Denver, CO is Chis Terry. He has a very rare Polestar 2, and we hope to see him at our next show. Please make him welcome!
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
New members Eric & Gage
Please welcome Eric Smith as a 4-time EV Nissan Leaf leaser, current 2020 Nissan Leaf, and Gage Adams with a Tesla Model Y 2021. Thanks for joining!
(Eric Smith's Leaf is below)
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Jeremy Earle - new member
Monday, August 23, 2021
New members Cliff & Alex
Please welcome Cliff Kotnik and Alex Stoen to our club! Cliff has a 2107 Chevy Volt and Alex has a 2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. Cliff tells me he just jumped in the queue for a Ford Mustang Mach-e. Both live in Colorado Springs. Please make them welcome!
Monday, August 16, 2021
New member, Pam Scott
Our newest member is Pam Scott from Peyton, CO. She has a 2021 Ford Mach-e First Edition. We look forward to seeing her and her car!
Grand Junction Car Show notice
Saturday, August 14, 2021
The Ford Mach-e V8
Our club had a visitor from Elizabethtown, KY this past Friday. Steve Lindsey contacted me from our blog on Friday, and was invited to our lunch at Noodles & Company. He is a new owner of a Ford Mach-e and was visiting his daughter in Colorado Springs, CO. We've added him to our mailing list!
Friday, August 6, 2021
New member David Bradley
Please welcome David Bradley from Colorado Springs, CO. He's got deposits on a Tesla Cybertruck and a Ford F-150 Lightning. Welcome, David!
Friday, July 30, 2021
Mercedes Benz going electric!
Take a gander at page 10 of the latest Pikes Peak Mercedes Benz newsletter:
Last call for Rambler Ranch!
The Rambler Ranch trip needs an RSVP by this Saturday, July 31. It's $20 a person, we leave about 10:00am with the Tri-Lakes Cruisers for the museum.
Please RSVP to admin AT csevc.com by EOD Saturday. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Chris Martin is a new member!
Our latest club member is Chris L. Martin who is considering a Rivian electric vehicle. Make him welcome!
Monday, July 19, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Get an upgrade, Model S
In summary, if your have a pre-June 2015 Tesla Model S, you need to get a $200 upgrade to get LTE in your car as AT&T is dropping the 3G network.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Grand Junction, CO show open for business!
Welcome to the 20th Annual Downtown Car Show presented by Mobility Driven! The Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 18 and will run from 9:00am - 3:00pm on Main Street between 3rd and 7th Streets.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Welcome Larry Mack!
Our newest member is Larry Mack from Canon City, CO. He has a 2015 Zero FX motorcycle. Make him welcome!
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Well, it's over for Tesla I guess...
Thanks to Mac McCauley for the article link. A German magazine has named a yet-to-be-produced German vehicle as award winning:
Friday, July 2, 2021
New Mach-e Owners join us!
Our latest member join is Elin Williams from Peyton, CO. They have a Ford Mustang Mach-e 2021. Make them welcome!
Monday, June 28, 2021
Honda is going Electric!
Thanks to Rob Bowers for the link to the article about Honda electric cars in the USA. You'll note a slight anti-EV opinion in the last paragraph of the article.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Four new members!
The CSEVC welcomes Jason Cathcart, Jonathan Tauzin, Amada De Vera and Vene Ventura. Jonathan Tauzin has a Tesla Model 3 and Jason, Fred and Vene have Tesla Model Ys. All four live in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make more Tesla people welcome!
Sunday, June 13, 2021
New member Shahe Coello
Shahe Coello is our newest member from Denver, CO. He drives a 2017 BMW I3, please make him welcome!
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Several members featured in a Tesla Rally video
A YouTube creator made a video about the recent Tesla Rally in Custer, SD. Please visit https://youtu.be/IqLhrVjJtbM for the video.
Welcome two new members: Jon Peltier and James McKelvey
Jon Peltier and James McKelvey are our latest new members. Jon drives a 2020 Tesla model Y and lives in Pueblo, CO and his commute was highlighted in a recent newspaper article. James has a 2001 Honda Insight, and is a soon owner-to-be of an Aptera. Please make them welcome!
Friday, June 4, 2021
Get 'em while they're hot!
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Welcome Jerome R Nowosatko
Jerome R Nowosatko is our newest member from Colorado Springs, CO and drives a Tesla Model X 2017. Please make him welcome!
Saturday, May 29, 2021
New member Daryl Spano
Daryl Spano is our newest member, and drives a 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
New member Chad Bertanzetti
Chad Bertanzetti is our latest new member, he drives a 2015 Tesla Model S 70d and lives in Colorado. Please make him welcome.
Monday, May 17, 2021
New video available for the St. Francis Car Show
An entertaining, thoughtful and educational video is now available for the recent St. Francis, Kansas car show: https://youtu.be/K0UkP9-z2pA .
Thursday, May 13, 2021
New member, Bobby Lunsford
Bobby Lunsford is our latest new member from Colorado Springs, CO. He is looking into electric vehicles, so please make him welcome!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
New club member Janell Bartlett
Janell Bartlett is our latest new member! She lives in Colorado Springs, CO and has a 2018 Tesla Model 3. Please make her welcome!
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Club member, Curtis Claar, makes the news!
Our club member, Curtis Claar, had the KOAA news recently when he was mentioned as a private individual installing rapid charging stations in our area. He's in the permitting stage of putting a charger in Walsenburg, CO. How about our club make an event of driving down to the new charger and celebrating a new charging point?
Here's the news article: https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-colorado/entrepreneur-aims-to-shorten-gap-for-ev-charging?fbclid=IwAR15IhlHWyzMcsCVZjjTf1w-f8cbsYLhJMYQSfRaCZ2pmvTacJ9TMSeCHjQ
Monday, April 26, 2021
New member Ken Orashan
Ken Orashan is our newest member with a 2020 Kia Niro EV from Centennial, Colorado. He met us at the Boot Hill Barn show this past weekend. Make him welcome!
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Polestar 2 seen in the wild
Our club member Michael Epper sent me some photos he took on Saturday, April 24 of a Polestar 2 on the highway!