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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.

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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.

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Welcome, and thanks for joining our EV community!
 

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I am Mac. I started the CSEVC years ago. In 2010 we bought solar panels, a whole roof full. Then, we were making more electricity than we could use. So, we bought an EV. We have never looked back. If you have an interest in EVs please come see us, we meet weekly. Moderator Rob is one of our prized members. We have TONS of members with EVs and can answer ALL of your questions. CSEVC.com. Oh, that is the Colorado Springs Electric Vehicle Club. Thanks!
 

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I am Mac. I started the CSEVC years ago. In 2010 we bought solar panels, a whole roof full. Then, we were making more electricity than we could use. So, we bought an EV. We have never looked back. If you have an interest in EVs please come see us, we meet weekly. Moderator Rob is one of our prized members. We have TONS of members with EVs and can answer ALL of your questions. CSEVC.com. Oh, that is the Colorado Springs Electric Vehicle Club. Thanks!
Welcome Mac!
 

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I am Coran. I am the one with the Japanese speaking family who moved to the metro area a couple years back. I have been interested in alternative transportation including EVs and even early Hydrogen burning car ideas since I was young. I am interested in mass adoption of EVs with means a convergence on charging and making things as simple as possible for a typical driver much like it is for an ICE car now. I have a many years of hypermiling experience but want to see a world where people do not need to do that, we are now reaching that for many travel corridors in the US which makes me happy. I have seen a massive charging infrastructure improvement in the last few years. Just recently every single house surrounding me (behind, in front, to each side) now drives EVs, I find as more people do it there is more propegation. All but one has solar, I need to talk to him but as he sold all his gas cars and purchased two EVs I am sure it is coming. People seem more comfortable when they have a local person they can talk to about home charging, EVs, take them to a fast charger to show them how to use it etc. I am well known in the Japan America Society and by some related organizations and recieve EV questions there as well hopefully I can get some more of the Japanese speaking community to make the switch. I also live just on the border of power companies so that makes things slightly complicated. I've been back to working on my cycling endurance and may look into an ebike next year particularly if the tex credit passes which if I can still hack it 40+ miles a day (20 each way) it may allow us to return to a one car household while providing some exercise for me. I seem to only make one NDEW and NDED event (each) per year, hopefully my time can increase.
 

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I am Coran. I am the one with the Japanese speaking family who moved to the metro area a couple years back. I have been interested in alternative transportation including EVs and even early Hydrogen burning car ideas since I was young. I am interested in mass adoption of EVs with means a convergence on charging and making things as simple as possible for a typical driver much like it is for an ICE car now. I have a many years of hypermiling experience but want to see a world where people do not need to do that, we are now reaching that for many travel corridors in the US which makes me happy. I have seen a massive charging infrastructure improvement in the last few years. Just recently every single house surrounding me (behind, in front, to each side) now drives EVs, I find as more people do it there is more propegation. All but one has solar, I need to talk to him but as he sold all his gas cars and purchased two EVs I am sure it is coming. People seem more comfortable when they have a local person they can talk to about home charging, EVs, take them to a fast charger to show them how to use it etc. I am well known in the Japan America Society and by some related organizations and recieve EV questions there as well hopefully I can get some more of the Japanese speaking community to make the switch. I also live just on the border of power companies so that makes things slightly complicated. I've been back to working on my cycling endurance and may look into an ebike next year particularly if the tex credit passes which if I can still hack it 40+ miles a day (20 each way) it may allow us to return to a one car household while providing some exercise for me. I seem to only make one NDEW and NDED event (each) per year, hopefully my time can increase.
Welcome Coran! Hope to see you again at one of our events next year.
 
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