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

Friday, December 31, 2021

Our last lunch of the year

 Goodbye, 2021. The club met at SmashBurger for the last time this year, thanks to Dan Rosenblatt for the photo.

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

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!

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.

Recently a new variant Omicron has surfaced and it is to early to tell its level of threat. Due to the hesitance of members to attend the party and this new variant, we are cancelling this year's Christmas party.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

J David McNeil
DEVC Secretary/Treasurer
Newsletter Editor     

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:

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 ( ) 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 . 

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 . 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 email address is getting rejected. For some reason, 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 . 

-Wilson Hitchings

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

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:

-Wilson Hitchings

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!

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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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:

Monday, September 13, 2021

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

Welcome Jeremy Earle to our club, he has a 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance. Please make him welcome!

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!

Cliff Kotnik's Volt (above)

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


I am reaching out to remind you that the registration for the 2021 Car Show is open! The form will be closing on Friday, September 10 or when we reach event capacity - whichever comes first. We will NOT be registering cars for the event after Friday, September 13. Entries accepted after the form has closed! NO EXCEPTIONS! The entry fee is $40 per car or $70 for 2 cars. Each registrant will receive a commemorative dash plate and 2021 Car Show t-shirt or hat (selection made on entry form). 

Here is the link to the event on our website where you can find the entry form:

Here is the link for the Facebook event. Feel free to post in the event or share it on your business or personal page:

If you are not planning to participate this year, please disregard this email. If you have already submitted a registration form, we look forward to seeing you in September. We are very excited for the Downtown Car Show this year and eager to see all of the cars!

Rykel Menor

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!

-Wilson Hitchings

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 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!

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.

I am reaching out to notify you that the registration for the Car Show is open! The form will be closing on Friday, September 10 or when we reach event capacity - whichever comes first. We will NOT be registering cars for the event after Friday, September 10. Entries accepted after the form has closed! NO EXCEPTIONS! The entry fee is $40 per car or $70 for 2 cars. Each registrant will receive a commemorative dash plate and 2021 Car Show t-shirt or hat (selection made on entry form). 

Here is the link to the event on our website where you can find the entry form

Here is the link for the Facebook event. Feel free to post in the event or share it:

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!

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!

Amada De Vera car (above)

Vene Ventura cars (above)

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 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!

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

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:

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!