Advocacy 
Anti-ICEing Bill Passes!

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With bipartisan support, Colorado's HB19-1298 was passed by both the Colorado State House & Senate at the end of the legislative session.  Starting this summer, ICE vehicles blocking EV chargers and EVs not using chargers will be in violation of the law and can be subject to a fine of $150 and surcharge of $32.  There are some exceptions that can be found here.
This bill is as much about supporting local business owners as much as EV owners since most EV charging stations are installed by private business owners seeking to attract EV patrons
EV owner Kamala Vanderkolk not only helped initiate and drive the bill but kept the EV community updated every step of the way. A special thanks to Kamala for her passion for the bill.

Upcoming Event: Overnight Stay at The Stanley Hotel
 May 11th - 12th

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Location: The Stanley Hotel
                  333 East Wonder View
                  Estes Park, CO 80517

Date: Saturday, May 11th 4 PM Check-in; 
          Sunday, May 12th 11 AM Check-out

Details: As a sponsor of The Denver Tesla Club, The Stanley Hotel has graciously invited us for a night of fun.  

Discounted Nightly Rate: $159
Discount Code: Denver Tesla Club

The Denver Tesla Club will be hosting a reception from 6PM-9PM in the Music Room.  Food & beverage are available through the hotel.  Outside food is not permitted.
Tesla chargers are available onsite
Contact the hotel for discounted spirit tours
https://www.stanleyhotel.com/

Tesla Ice Racing in Georgetown, Colorado

It was a cold, very windy February day in Georgetown, Colorado when the Denver Tesla Club met up to compete against other participants on Georgetown’s frozen lake. This was the first time the club met up at the regularly occurring event by all types of vehicles and it was very well received by members who attended. This will very likely become an annual tradition each winter.

DTC Fundraiser to build a Learning Garden at McGlone Elementary with Big Green

Date: Saturday January 19, 2019
Place: NextDoor Eatery - 485 Park Central, Suite 300, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Time: 10:30 am-12 pm
Food: Appetizers will be covered by Denver Tesla Club. Menu food and drinks are self-pay.

Saturday (January 19, 2019), we will have the formal launch party for DTC's first charity project with Big Green Colorado. We are so excited to help support Big Green in building a Learning Garden at McGlone Elementary in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver. We will receive a presentation about how Big Green was conceived by Kimbal Musk and have a chance to learn more about their mission and process.

We, the members of DTC, have the opportunity to change lives with Big Green.  A science teacher at McGlone shared "Our students and community are often overlooked so we need and deserve the opportunity to be connected with resources and education for sustainable gardening and heath. That is why we are wishing for a Big Green Learning Garden this spring."  

Big Green's donors fully fund the Learning Gardens and the organization manages all the construction, training of educators, and maintenance for the startup years to create a truly sustainable program. 

Beyond funding, we are also expecting volunteer opportunities during the spring and fall plantings for years to come.

Every donation over $100 before we reach our goal will enter you into a raffle to win 2 GA Tickets to Big Green's Vintage Denver event Hosted by Kimbal Musk at The Dairy Block on September 28th.

Every donation of $5,000 before we meet our goal will include a Thank-You Gift of 2 VIP Tickets to Big Green's Vintage Denver event Hosted by Kimbal Musk at The Dairy Block on September 28th. VIP tickets include an intimate Preview Party prior to the event, separate entrance to the event with valet, and entrance to the VIP lounge hosted by Kimbal Musk. 

Donate here in advance:
McGlone & Denver Tesla Club Donation Page

If you aren't able to make this event, but are still interested in learning more, you may contact Alex Brady 


Video message from Big Green founder Kimbal Musk.

November meet-up at Stuttgart Auto Body

Last month we got an exciting opportunity to see vehicles being worked on by Denver's premier Tesla-certified collision repair center, Stuttgart Auto Body. They showed us how a repair works when your Tesla is in an accident and how Teslas compare to other high end cars they work on.

We also received an inside perspective from State Farm agent Austin Domsch on how to properly insure your Tesla and how his agency makes the insurance process as easy as possible.

Denver Tesla Club partners with Kimbal Musk's Big Green

Giving Back - Denver Tesla Club Supporting A Learning Garden at McGlone Elementary School
Board-members from DTC recently got a special tour of a wonderful Learning Garden built by the amazing not-for-profit Big Green.  We were deeply impressed with their process for fully supporting the development of these programs from beginning to end at schools in need.  Big Green's donors fully fund the Learning Gardens and the organization manages all the construction, training of educators, and maintenance for the startup years to create a truly sustainable program.  The Learning Gardens are outdoor classrooms that engage the students in growing and harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables - that end up in the school cafeterias and support the surrounding residents.  With Big Green's staff, the DTC is aiming to fully fund the construction of a program at McGlone Elementary School in Montbello.  Our goal is $35,000 (like everyone chipping in for a base Model 3).  Let's make this happen. 
McGlone Elementary Campaign Page

End of Q3 2018 Volunteering

Q3 Delivery Volunteers
As many of you have heard and read, following an offer to help from a current owner, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk recently welcomed volunteers to the service centers to help orient new owners.  Elon and his brother Kimbal (from Boulder, CO) were repeatedly on site to help with this push to meet the "delivery logistics hell" deadline of the 3rd Quarter close.  This is the kind of thing that truly sets Tesla apart from other vehicle brands and gives us at the DTC Board a case of the feels.  It has been reported that our local service center in Littleton delivered over 200 vehicles in the last weekend.  We would love to see data on this if you can find it.  More importantly, huge kudos to the service center staff, thank you to the volunteers, and congratulations to all the new owners that are leading the charge towards sustainable transportation and are fortunate to now own the best vehicles in the world.

Estes Park / Stanley Hotel DTC Meet Up

It was a beautiful day for a mountain drive and Denver Tesla Club meet up! Who knew that the trek up the mountain would be such an adventure?! 6 Model S’s and 1 Model X made it up. Together we found a treasure trove: a new Tesla Supercharger! Slated to open in Q3, this Supercharger is nestled behind the Stanley Hotel. It’s arguably the most beautiful one in the state, if not the nation!

Thank you for all those that made it up. Stay charged!

 
 

Club Updates

You may have noticed that we did not have a February gathering for the Club. Our plan is to hold gatherings in March and May, preparing for the multitude of cool events going on in the summer months.  Events we will be discussing include the Custer Rally in late May, a June Mount Evans trip, August at Bandimere (to watch Dan’s new Ludicrous P100D), a September Pikes Peak event organized by the CSEVC, and our October Leaf Peeper cruise.  There will be many other events going on during the summer, and we will do our best to keep everyone up to date on these.

Please plan on visiting the March event to help with these discussions.

Thanks.

Chris and/or Chris

Loveland and Brush Superchargers Now Open!

Late breaking news:  Tesla just managed to open both new superchargers in Colorado before the end of the year.  Loveland opened earlier this last week, and Brush came on line yesterday.  Whew!

Here are some photos I stole from the CSEVC site of the Loveland Supercharger, courtesy of Steve Z and Stephanie Buchholtz:

Denver Service Center Gets Lunch!

Thanks to a great idea from Elizabeth Nguyen, the Colorado Springs EV Club and Denver Tesla Club joined forces on December 21st to deliver hot lunch to the crews at the Denver Service Center on East Evans.  Thanks to everyone who donated funds for the event and to Mac, Wilson, James, Chris, Chris and Elizabeth for being there for the delivery.

 

“Thanks to everyone who brought us out lunch! We all really appreciate your kindness, as you can see from the pictures attached. I hope everyone has Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!”

-Cameron Pugh at the Service Center

 

Here are some photos from the event

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