Please welcome David Churchill from Denver, CO as our latest new member! David drives a 2015 Tesla Model S. Please make him welcome!
A Colorado Springs, CO group promoting the ownership and use of electric vehicles.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
Interesting EV tire video
New tires are coming out just for EVs: https://youtu.be/7XhDTPijEvc .
Also check out this EV tire resource: https://youtu.be/8pM9o2Ifcro .
Monday, December 19, 2022
Happy Holidays from the CSEVC!
Regardless of what you celebrate, have a happy one!
Try a Lucid Air
Dan R., Nick S., and your truly visited the Lucid Open House this past Saturday. A good time was had by all.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Review of Tesla at 300,000 miles
Check out Sean Mitchell's review of his 300,000 miles in a Tesla: https://youtu.be/YB8vpwjngDE .
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Susi Braun our newest member!
Susi Braun lives in Colorado Springs, CO and just joined the CSEVC. She drives a 2022 Tesla Model Y LR. Please make her welcome!
Great EV article from an unusual source
Check out a great EV article from Motor Trend: https://www.motortrend.com/features/truth-about-electric-cars-ad-why-you-are-being-lied-to/ .
Monday, December 5, 2022
Rivian shuts us down
I emailed Rivian motors, inquiring about a factory tour for 2023. Here's their response:
Thank you for taking the time to reach out today.
Currently, our teams remain laser-focused on production and delivering R1 vehicles to the roads and driveways of our community across the US and Canada. With that in mind, we are not offering tours of our plant.
We appreciate your eagerness to visit and recommend you subscribe to our Adventures Newsletter for any updates. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! Have a great rest of your week!
Your fellow adventurer,
Monday, November 28, 2022
Tesla Semi passes a crucial test
The Tesla Semi just pulled a heavy trailer 500 miles on one charge! This is going to change things...
Saturday, November 26, 2022
New member Josh!
Our latest new member is Josh Hellman. He drives a Tesla Model S P85 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Monday, November 21, 2022
GM repairs Teslas...
General Motors does a good Tesla repair business...
Friday, November 18, 2022
Herbert Diess may head up Tesla
The Electric Viking is a YouTube channel I follow, and the author is projecting that former (read: fired) CEO of VW, Herbert Diess, will be named to head up Tesla. He will make an excellent replacement for Elon Musk.
The video: https://youtu.be/7hXNBPqmVZg .
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Ford, Ford, Ford...
Ford Motor Company just got whacked (that's a legal term) for reverse engineering a contracted company's software instead of paying the annual license fees.
Here's the story: https://www.reuters.com/legal/jury-orders-ford-pay-software-company-105-mln-trade-secrets-case-2022-10-27/ .
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Dominique is our newest member!
Dominique Zvorak from Colorado Springs, CO is our newest member. She drives a 2021 Tesla Model Y. Please make her welcome!
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Jim Hunter is our newest member!
Monday, October 3, 2022
Rivian is our newest vehicle!
Tim Jardeleza is our newest member. Tim drives a 2022 Rivian R1T and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Make him welcome!
EVs in Hurricanes
This person, in the wake of Hurricane Ian, found it easier to charge their car than to buy gasoline:
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Two new members!
Ed Peters drives a 2023 Chevy Bolt EV and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Colleen Niemczyk drives a 2022 Tesla Model X and lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Please make them welcome!
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Changes to dealerships
There are some Tesla-triggered changes to the sales practices of traditional car dealerships.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Cool Science needs you!
Our club was asked to participate in the Cool Science Festival on Oct. 1, 2022 at UCCS in Colorado Springs. Please bring whatever EV vehicle you have. The campus is located between Nevada Ave. and Union Blvd. on Austin Bluffs Parkway. The event opens for cars to stage at 6:30am, and vehicles must be in place by 8:00am. Please park in the area marked in red (below). Do not block handicapped spaces! If you have a tent/table/chairs, please bring it. We must stay in place until 4:00pm.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Better charging hardware in the future
Check out a review of non-branded charging hardware, it's good news!
Melvin Grier is our newest member!
Please welcome Melvin Grier to our club. He drives a 2022 Tesla Model 3 and lives in Peyton, CO. Welcome, Melvin!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
What If? Festival this Saturday
The What If... Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday Sept. 10, 2022. They need all brands of EVs for display & discussion. If you're on our mailing list, you should've received a message with details and very specific directions on how to enter the show. It's an all-day show, so plan to stay until 4:00pm. Please arrive as close to 8:00am as possible. See you there!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
New member Diana Fagala
Our newest member is Diana Fagala. She is "Virginia inbound to Colorado Springs, CO" and drives a 2021 Tesla Model 3 LR. Please make her welcome!
Saturday, September 3, 2022
New member Terry Conway
Terry Conway is our latest member and hails from Falcon, CO. Terry has a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, please make Terry welcome!
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
New member Carlton!
Carlton Maynard is our newest member. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and drives a 2022 Tesla Model S. Make him welcome!
Monday, August 22, 2022
New axial flux motor design
Mercedes Benz has a new axial flux motor in the works for AMG vehicles; this is very exciting!
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
James is our newest member!
James Littlejohn is our newest member from Colorado Springs, CO. He has a 2022 Tesla Model 3. Please make him welcome!
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Tesla tips & tricks
Did you know that LFP batteries are recommended to be charged to 100% all the time?
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The What If Festival needs EVs
The What If Festival takes place in downtown Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 and they need EVs for a display. More information to come, but feel free to visit their website for more information here: https://whatif-festival.org/ .
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Photos from the latest Bass Pro Shops show!
Our newest member!
Nehemias Labrador is our newest club member, he joined after being on our Facebook group for some time. He drives a 2021 Tesla model Y Performance. Please make him welcome!
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Garrett is our newest!
Please welcome Garrett Whittaker to the club, he drives a 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid and lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Why is ANY car manufacturer liable when the driver makes bad choices?
Thursday, July 7, 2022
A gas can for your Tesla
I had no idea you could power a Tesla through the charge port WHILE you were driving...
If Ben Sullins says it's true, it must be: https://youtu.be/dT7cANoCER0 .
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Munro Associates reviews the new 4680 cars
Ever seen a car seat bolted to a battery? You can here: https://youtu.be/FXpfU6I_T3w .
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Our newest member has a Rivian
Monday, June 27, 2022
Bill Kemp is our newest member!
Please welcome Bill Kemp, a new Tesla Model 3 owner, to the club. Bill lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Shawn Snyder is our newest member
Please make Shawn Snyder welcome, he drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO!
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Jason Odell is our newest member!
Please make Jason Odell welcome, he's our newest member with a 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Friday, June 24, 2022
New members Erik and Bobby
Our latest additions to the CSEVC are Erik Lundeen and Bobby Jones. Erik drives a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e and Bobby is an automobile broker in Colorado Springs. Welcome!
Friday, June 17, 2022
New member Doug Bohm
Our newest member, Doug Bohm, was recommended to us by Julia Moravcsik. He lives in Longmont, CO and wants his next vehicle to be a Subaru EV. Welcome!
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Ford F-150 Lightening Range Test
Out of Spec Motoring did a real-world range test on a new Ford F-150 Lightening. They go 250 miles range, all at 70mph, pretty impressive. See the test: https://youtu.be/jrj0zuVmk9E .
Registration for the UCCS Science Fair is open
UCCS is having a Science Fair on Oct. 1, 2022 and would love some EVs for display. They just opened up their registration page: https://www.coolscience.org/present-a-carnival-day-activity.html .
Friday, June 10, 2022
Ioniq 5 Review by MotorWeek
Traditional auto review sources are reviewing EVs with regularity! Here's a MotorWeek review of the new Ioniq 5: https://youtu.be/XlHG2S5GZZY . The *surprising* part of the review is that you can get adapters for reverse energy - i.e., you can use the car's battery to power external devices.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
New members Stephen & Amador
Amador Fierro and Stephen Wilson are our newest members. Stephen has a 2021 Chevy Bolt, and Amador has a 2019 Nissan Leaf. Make them welcome.
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Cliff Kotnik's new Mach-e has arrived!
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Follow an electric Solo
I found an interesting video of a new electric Solo owner: https://youtu.be/HzFAdneUYLY .
Monday, May 30, 2022
Electric Delorean revealed
Thanks to Robert G. for the link! Maybe an electric Delorean is in our future?
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Newest and most distant member, Zane Zuther
Our newest club member hails from Bismark, North Dakota. His name is Zane Zuther and he met several CSEVC club members at the recent Tesla Rally in Custer, South Dakota. He doesn't drive and EV but works for an electric utility cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota. He is interested in the development of EVs in general and operates his own technology company in his free time. Please make him welcome when he attends one of our Zoom meetings!
Thursday, May 26, 2022
You're safer in an EV!
Read the full article - it’s not all EVs that are less likely to crash …
Tesla drivers are almost 50% less likely to crash while driving a Tesla than when driving other cars: study
New research from Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), one of the industry’s largest telematics service providers, has found several interesting trends regarding electric vehicle drivers. Among the study’s findings involved Tesla drivers, who were almost 50% less likely to crash while driving a Tesla than when driving other cars.
Read in TESLARATI: https://apple.news/AbZ5PLwe-SeWjdxCC3RVX_g
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
New member Jeffrey Weinberg
Jeffrey Weinberg is our latest new member. He lives in Highlands Ranch, CO and drives a 2022 Volvo C40 (our first Volvo in the club).
Make him welcome!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
New member Laura Kadlecek
Laura Kadlecek is our latest new member. She drives a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make her welcome!
Thursday, May 12, 2022
EV event needs EVs
I received this message a day or so ago, the coordinator needs EVs on display for Saturday, June 25, 2022. If you are interested, respond to Jim Riggins, firstname.lastname@example.org , 719-313-6171 by June 12 if possible. Last minute cancellations and additions are not a problem.
I'm the volunteer chair of the Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society and I would like to ask for some CSEVC member support in June. We host a series of free public lectures and education on a variety of topics in renewable energy and energy efficiency. On Saturday, June 25, we will host a lecture on electric vehicle basics at Library 21C from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. We would like to follow the lecture with a display of various EVs in the parking lot, and the chance for the public to chat with owners, starting at 11:30. The Google Maps locator for the library is https://goo.gl/maps/duS8AaLJ4pfExhnL9 .
I will have my Model X out there but I would love to see a wide variety of makes and models in the lot. I know there have been at least 2 Rivian R1T deliveries in Colorado Springs and it would be outstanding if any of these owners are CSEVC members and might be able to attend.
Could you please send out the announcement of this event to the membership? I apologize for the late notice, but we've delayed the scheduling while waiting to see what the COVID situation would be.
The Basics of Electric Vehicles- Discussion and Car Show
Hosted by: The non-profit Southeast Colorado Renewable Energy Society
Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 AM to noon.
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
New Member Paul G. Rauschke
Paul G. Rauschke is our newest member from Buena Vista, CO. He has a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E, please make him welcome!
Monday, May 2, 2022
New member Jared Brumfield
Jared Brumfield joins our club with a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Please make him welcome!
Rivian R1T test drive
One of our new club members, Robert P., offered to let my neighbor have a test ride in his Founder's Edition R1T. It was quite the experience! Here's the video: https://youtu.be/ILodRgUAcII .
Friday, April 29, 2022
New member Ken Hayes
Ken Hayes, a previous owner of a Chevy Bolt, now has a 2022 Tesla Model Y LR (white, 5 seat, Gemini, tow hitch). Please make him welcome!
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
How the world sees EVs
Thanks to Dan R. for the link: https://youtu.be/X2HX5wsQVEA .
Sunday, April 24, 2022
The CSEVC was represented in Kansas!
Frank Horn and Wilson Hitchings both attended the Buzzard Bash in Wakeeney, KS on April 23, 2022. An informative, entertaining and marvelous video about the show is here: https://youtu.be/A4j3aagjIIM .
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Famous, yet again
The Osage City, KS newspaper (the Osage County Herald-Chronicle) had to publish a correction to their recent edition for the names of the Car Show winners. When they did so, they made one of our club members famous (well, MORE famous).
Ford Mach-e maxed out on orders
Thanks to Robert G. for this link, it looks like Ford isn't taking any more orders for the 2022 Mach-e. You can have the perspective that they should ramp up production to meet demand OR you could say they don't want to make too many in order to continue to make ICE vehicles.
Check out the story: https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/2022-ford-mustang-mach-e-is-no-longer-available-to-order-in-the-us/
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Toyota announces their first BEV
Toyota has announced their first battery-only electric vehicle, and at a good price. Their limited production numbers, however, make it appear that Toyota is only paying lip service to EVs rather than actually becoming an EV manufacturer.
See the details about the new Toyota EV: https://youtu.be/eZKmVMvcRNY .
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Our club member on video!
A local YouTuber made a video about the recent Golden, CO electric car display, and our club member Bob Andersen is in it! Check him about about 2:40: https://youtu.be/RiaetMSkacw .
Two CSEVC club members are famous!
Dan R., Wilson H. and Mac M., all drove to Osage City, KS for a car show on April 9. The local paper, the Osage Herald-Chronicle, mentioned the electric cars at the show. The price and availability of autographs are specific to each person mentioned in this post.
Why Tesla factories aren't UAW...
Ever wonder why no Tesla plant in the US is unionized? Check out: https://youtu.be/VcdmfZZQn4w
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
New member Michael Lascuola
Michael Lascuola is our latest new member. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and has a 2022 Tesla Model Y. Please make him welcome!
Friday, April 1, 2022
Famous Last Words!
Thanks to Robert G., our club member, for this link from the BMW CEO. He completely dismisses Tesla's Gigacasting efforts: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1509501666776817675.html .
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Two new members!
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Osage City, KS - It's a thing!
SO both the latest & greatest + classic electric cars are making the day trip to Osage City, KS for their April 9, 2022 show. Mac McCauley (2022 Model X Plaid), Dan Rosenblatt (2021 Model S Plaid) and Wilson Hitchings (vintage 2015 Model S90D, whale oil edition) are all driving out to Topeka, KS on the day before the show. It's a two-nighter (stay two nights, return day after the show) trip due to distance (about 8 hours driving time).
We sure could use more EVs than we have going, all brands, maybe a Model 3 or so. If you'd like to go, see our Events Calendar page for the details. You can register day-of-show (we all are). It's I-70 all the way so charging is readily available.
Contact one of the three intrepid travelers if you want to caravan with them on an EV mission...
Saturday, March 19, 2022
New BMW iX on display - at lunch
Thanks to Will Miller for bringing his friend, Jeremy, and a sales expert, James, from Winslow BMW. They brought a new BMW iX for the club to look at.
Monday, March 14, 2022
Rivian makes trucks!
Club member Mark Holzrichter and I (plus a neighbor) went up to the Rivian service center in Denverd and got to look inside a Rivian RT1. Neato!
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Plaid is the new style!
Please welcome our latest member Coty Hansford. He drives a Tesla Model S Plaid 2022 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. We hope to see him at car shows!
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Chris Weaver is our newest member!
Please welcome Chris Weaver to the club, he has a 2018 Tesla Model 3 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO.
Why do we have 110v / 120v?
Here's an interesting video showing why the USA has 110v / 120v and other countries do not. More interestingly, my employer (Underwriters Laboratory) was started at or right after the World's Fair in Chicago, and that Fair was the first electrified Fair ever. It's mentioned several times in the video.
Friday, March 4, 2022
Lots of lunchies
A new X in the family!
Our esteemed President and Treasurer, Mac & BJ McCauley, have a new addition to their vehicle family! They just took delivery on a 2022 Tesla Model X Plaid.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
WV wants to kill OTA updates!
Checkout this video explaining the latest attempt by dealers and legacy manufacturers to prevent over-the-air updates from the likes of Tesla and Rivian...
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Lots of lunchies
We had 16 club members attend our lunch this past Friday (Feb. 25, 2022) at SmashBurger in Colorado Springs, CO!
Friday, February 25, 2022
New member Dwight Smith
Dwight Smith is our newest member, he lives in Fountain, CO and drives a 2021 Ford Mach E First Edition. Please make him welcome!
Sunday, February 20, 2022
New member Ric Paradise
Ric Paradise is our newest member. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO and is a retired corporate pilot. He has a 2021 Volkswagon ID4. Please make him welcome!
Saturday, February 19, 2022
GM is now a Chinese company!
This is quite an eye-opening video: https://youtu.be/PMGEkOIiVp4 .
Friday, February 18, 2022
The latest newsletter is out!
The latest and greatest CSEVC Newsletter is available at:
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
The CSEVC is famous!
What's it like to be famous? Welllll, ask the CSEVC! Ask me! It's media coverage like this that starts empires. I'll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bezos and Musk soon, and you knew me when I was just well-known. Autographs available for a fee, of course. Oh and a photo of club member Dan Rosenblatt's 2021 Model S Plaid car was printed.
-Wilson "Mr. Famous Person" Hitchings
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Delorean EV
Thanks to Rob Bowers for telling us about the article.
Note that one company already made an electric Delorean, but only made one and went out of business. It used a J1772 connector n the front of the car (in the grill) and the range was about 70 miles. Here's the video from 2012: https://youtu.be/RA6Lz-s9SE8 .
Monday, February 14, 2022
New member Frank Parsons
Frank Parsons is our newest member from Salida, CO. He drives a 2017 GM Bolt; please make him welcome!
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Dan Rosenblatt's Trip to Virginia
Our intrepid club member Dan Rosenblatt recently drove his 2021 Plaid Model S from Denver to Virginia during cold weather. He sent us some photos of his trip...