I am Rob, a 2018 Chevy Bolt owner and active member of the CO Springs EV Club. In addition to serving as admin on the staff for this forum, I am also admin on the Chevy Bolt
forum run by the same company that hosts this site. This is strictly a volunteer activity, I am one of you and contributing my time and effort to help cultivate a sense of community among EV enthusiasts in the region. I am also involved with the Drive Electric Colorado
folks as a volunteer EV Coach.
I participate in Drive Electric and other EV related events around the state as often as I can and am eager to learn about new EV models and topics of interest in electrified mobility. Perhaps we have met at the Forney Museum NDEW event, the Golden NDEW and DEED events, or the Colorado Springs and Pueblo NDEW, DEED, and Last Saturday shows.
The purpose of this forum is to promote a sense of community among EV owners and stakeholders in the region. We hope to attract owners from around the state to share information about events in their region, ideas for successful events, information about their model that might be useful for other EV enthusiast to know. In other words, a community of people interested in EVs and related topics sharing knowledge, and interests with like-minded people. We also invite anyone who may be interested in EVs for their next car to join us, ask questions, and research their EV purchase.
Please, explore the various topic sections using the full forum list to become familiar with the different sections. We ask that you post in the most appropriate section for the topic you are sharing. This can sometimes be difficult to determine, but don't worry, there is no right or wrong but staff may move your thread or post to a more appropriate section if there is a clear better fit.
Some forum section have posts that are pinned to the top of the section. These are intended to be instructional or otherwise important to understand about the section. This particular section also has some "Rules and Regulations" posted at the top since this is probably one of the first forum sections many will explore.
Online communities can become contentious if courtesy and civility are brushed aside, we want this to be a welcoming place to learn and share with fellow EV owners, and for EV curious to find helpful hints for their next purchase. The tone of our interactions will hopefully reflect the tone we would like to exhibit when talking to the public about our EV passions.
As EV enthusiasts, the public looks to us for unbiased information to make an informed buying decision. As such, for those of us who are here to promote EVs to the public, we should strive to avoid overt brand loyalty or bashing, and learn whatever we can about other models. There are sections for the major automaker brands to learn and share about the brands you have an interest or familiarity with.
The structure of the site is a work in progress, we will adapt as community needs dictate. On the right side of the forum, a list of community staff is displayed. The "Administrator" account is a Vertical Scope shared account, they maintain some oversight and have some administrative permissions that go beyond my permissions, so we work as a team to manage the site. As the community grows, Moderators will be added to the staff to assist with managing the site. If you have moderating experience on forums, or an interest in learning and volunteering time to help manage the site, please reach out to me with a Private Message.
Please take time to introduce yourself and explore the forum. If you have participated in other forums, particularly ones sharing the same platform, you will find most of the mechanics to be familiar. For those who are new to Vertical Scope hosted forums, there are a list of FAQ
s to help you get up to speed on navigating and using the forum.
Welcome, and thanks for joining our EV community!