Drive Sustainable!

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

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Monday, March 13, 2023

The latest anti-EV article from Bloomberg

Remember all the anti-lithium articles from car makers and oil producers about 10 years ago? I still see them quoted even today by people who don't like EVs. We all know the chant: by buying an EV, you're contributing to child labor in the Congo. 

There's a new attack on EVs, with misinformation, and it's on the aluminum used in EVs. Visit the link below to a new Sam Alexander video that explains how the latest article is deceptive. The short answer: while trying to say EVs are bad because they use aluminum, Bloomberg fails to tell you that the gasoline version of the Ford F-150 Lightening uses MORE aluminum than the EV version does. Propaganda at its best, folks!

Video: .

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Our newest member awaits a CyberTruck!

 Lauren Martin is our latest new member. Her family has a 2021 Model Y and is waiting for a Cybertruck. Please make her welcome when you meet her.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

David Brown is our newest member!

 David Brown drives a 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD and lives in Parker, CO. He's our latest member, please make him welcome!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Magic Dock is magic!

Check it out - a non-Tesla EV has charged at a Tesla Supercharger with a Magic Dock. 

Watch the video: . 

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Get a dashcam

 I follow this YouTube channel a lot, and the one thing it tells me is that aggressive drivers LIE. Get a dashcam and learn how to display the video immediately after a crash.

Wham Baam Teslacam: 

Mazda Hybrid EV uses a rotary engine!

Mazda is bringing back its rotary engine in a hybrid EV automobile. The interesting part is that the hybrid design uses the electric motor/generator to accelerate/retard the speed of the rotary piston to obtain the most efficiency for its engine.

Check out the video: .

Friday, February 17, 2023

Newest member has a Leaf!

 Kathleen O'Donnell is our latest new club member. She drives a 2023 Nissan Leaf and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make her welcome!

EVs will melt the grid...not

Ever run into the statement that EVs will overwhelm the grid, so therefore we should continue to use ICE vehicles? I do! Thanks to Dan R. for the reference, you'll find that EVs use the same energy as appliances.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Newest member has two EVs

Our newest member is Aaron Phillips from Colorado Springs, CO. He has a 2022 Rivian R1T and a 2019 Tesla Model 3. Please make him welcome!



Monday, January 30, 2023

Lacey Allor our latest addition!

Please welcome Lacey Allor to our club. She lives in Fort Collins, CO but grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. Our club member Chris Lennon told her about our group, and she joined shortly thereafter. She works for Northern Colorado Clean Cities...welcome Lacey! 

Be careful of Electrify America chargers...

 Some cars getting fried at EA chargers:

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Our newest member, Arnel Bueno

Arnel Bueno is our newest member to the club, and has a new car! He drives a 2023 Tesla Model Y and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Please make him welcome!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Electric Cars and the Panama Canal

 Our club member, Mario B., sent us an excerpt of an article about electric cars:

Here’s a passage from a book written in 1976, before the age of EVs, that illustrates the advantages of electrical power used to drive the Panama Canal’s locks. It sounds a lot like the advantages of EVs over ICE vehicles.

  • Charging EVs uses electricity transmitted over wires, rather than fuel trucked in to service stations.
  • EVs can have multiple independent motors.
  • Electric motor characteristics.

 The Path Between the Seas – The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870 – 1914

by David McCullough

 The advantages of electrical power were many: it could be transmitted over long distances; in complicated installations each different machine or mechanism could have its own motor drive (exactly as in the locks), instead of the power being transmitted here and there from one central source by an elaborate system of drive shafts, belts, and pulleys (as in a conventional steam-driven factory). The motors themselves were relatively small, compact, watertight; they turned at constant speeds irrespective of the loads put upon them; they required a minimum of attention; they would not blow-up.

 Page 601.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Want to buy: one tire

Wanted: 1 2018 or newer Nissan Leaf OEM tire, Michelin Energy Saver A/S, P215/50R17. Contact Jeff at Jeff at jmarsink dot com.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

BMW expands for-pay features

BMW is expanding the "always pay us money" program, a.k.a. subscription services, to its cars.

Enjoy the video about this: .

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Welcome Reuben Dutáry

Reuben Dutáry is our latest new member, he lives in Colorado Springs, CO and drives a 2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range, RWD. Please make him welcome!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023

New member Tom Grassel

 Please make Tom Grassel welcome when you meet him, he drives a Tesla Model S 2014 and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Another Mach-e in the club!

Please welcome Mike Minnillo to the CSEVC, he drives a 2022 Ford Mach E GT and lives in Falcon, CO. Please make him welcome!