I always warn people… ask me about the Tesla and I will not shut up about the Tesla; but I much as I love this car it’s not just about the car or EV’s or “Green”. It’s quite simply I love where I live…
I love my neighbors….
I love summer…
…but you have to be careful…. you can love something to death… you need to respect what you love… and try very very hard not to hurt what you love….
That’s why the Z3RO-g is charged with solar.. and that’s kept almost a million pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere so far….
So yes, please book your next ride with Z3RO-g because a Tesla is a radically cool car and it’s fun; but the bottom line is please book your next ride with an EV, take mass transit, buy carbon offsets for your next flight and consolidate your travel to get as much done in as few trips as possible. Please be kind to each other and the planet we all call “home”.
Sure, Z3RO-G is here to make your Aspen vacation transport needs care free and emissions free but what happens when we’re traveling? Carbon offsets for the plane but once on the ground what then?
Getting to a wedding at Oakham Castle from Heathrow was a breeze with GoZero .
It was a seamless trip to Oakham Castle. We did do a lot of Tesla talk and compared notes on running Tesla Livery businesses in different countries.
GoZero is an inspiration. Wow, GoZero even has plans for electric planes. The best deal ever? Drive for GoZero for 5 years and you get to keep the Tesla …. hmmm…. don’t know if I can swing that for Z3RO-G drivers but it’s certainly a fabulous goal. Well done Mr. Wells and GoZero for getting me to and from Oakham with zero emissions.
The wedding was pretty Faaaaaabulous even if you needed to trade heels for wellies… a little rain isn’t going to stop a party in Rutland.
Many thanks to the Tesla Divas FB group for helping me find a Tesla Limo in the UK.
Now it’s back to work in Aspen… although with off season things have cooled down a bit… which means more time to enjoy the fall for me and off season rates for you.
Red markers show existing superchargers for Teslas
Dark gray markers are existing chargers for Teslas and other EVs
This Supercharger in Silverthorne is a familiar and welcome stop but the network is expanding to make the Western Slope very Tesla friendly. We just had a row of tesla chargers installed in the Inn at Aspen parking lot (these are limited to 72KW but still very welcome and will free up the three local Chademo DC options for the other electric cars). The new charger at Poncha Springs makes that back road to Santa Fe a tantalizing possibility especially if that Alamosa one appears; and the “coming soon” options at Montrose , Telluride and Steamboat should make cruising between my favorite mountain towns a breeze. Now if we could just have a lifetime all West Slope ski pass as part of that Tesla purchase…..
Not only are my riders articulate , engaged and curious they also tend to be very conscious of environmental issues. It’s no surprise that some speakers are choosing to travel to the Festival via train instead of by airplane.
Here are a few pix of the Amtrak station in Glenwood Springs. where the California Zephyr stops on it’s San Francisco to Chicago run.
The last time I took this train from Denver to Glenwood it was in the Spring and I saw 6 bald eagle nests along the river.
That’s worth slowing down your trip just a little. So if you can’t take a ride in a Tesla- take the train.
I was fortunate enough to be at the Keeling Curve Prize ceremony last night at the Hotel Jerome. Congratulations to all the winners- and seriously- I wish everyone could have won since we need all the solutions for carbon mitigation we can get….
Monday was a lovely day to go over Independence Pass with a short stop at the Continental Divide 12,095′ sign… as everyone does….
Although there is normally a lot more snow at the top it was still lush green meadows dotted with small patches of snow under Colorado blue skies. There were a few wildflowers left by the road and I suspect there are more in the valleys.
Independence is always beautiful no matter which direction you look.
One of the things which really astonishes me is how much electricity is generated in the Tesla by going downhill.
Returning to Aspen at Twin Lakes I had 200 miles in the battery.
At the top of the Pass I was down to 182 miles in the battery.
By the time I was back in Aspen the regenerative brakes had produced 13 miles of charge- leaving 195 miles in the battery. That’s a total of 5 miles of battery charge (200 in Twin Lakes , 195 in Aspen) to drive the 36 miles of Independence Pass.
You can’t make this stuff up. It took 6 months to get my first waiver from the PUC and 4 months to get my second waiver. Now the PUC (Public Utilities Commission) is considering a rule change which might include Tesla on the list of vehicles which can be used as limos…