What would Yvon Chouinard do?

If there is a litmus test it should probably be “What would Yvon Chouinard do?

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…

Winter….

…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….

What else does Z3RO-g do? Holistic grazing to help restore grassland….

Planting trees in using the Groasis waterboxx to reduce water use and improve habitat.

… and support other local organizations which are actively working to lower our carbon footprint.

Protect Our Winters
Rocky Mountain Institute,
Aspen Canary Initiative
CLEER

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”.

When Z3RO-G travels it’s Tesla.

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.

New Superchargers for the West Slope

Light gray markers show superchargers “coming soon”

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…..

 

One more supercharger station… and it’s in Aspen! Woohoo!

I was creeping along in morning traffic and what did I see pop up on my Tesla navigation? A new supercharger station… in Aspen …. so of course I had to go right over and check it out.

 

Yes that does say 242 miles per hour

 

This is Josh who works for the Inn at Aspen he’s doing the finishing touches on the install.

This is a lovely spot in the East parking lot of the Inn at Aspen

It’s located at the base of Buttermilk where they hold the Xgames… and where Home Team serves up some tasty BBQ sports bar fare…

Independence

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.

 

Happy trails.

 

I do love this car.

 

 

Visitors from Oz

I was my pleasure to drive a family from Australia for Christmas week. The whole “snow at Christmas” was a new experience for the kids and we even got a little dusting for a “White Christmas”. They sent an email which I’m posting here.. with permission.

“”We enjoyed everything about the Z3ro-G Limo service including Ziska’s knowledge of the area and the quality of the ride (we want a Tesla now!). This private limo service made our stay easy and comfortable. We would recommend Ziska and the Telsa Limo service to any and every traveler to Aspen and its surrounds.”

High praise indeed- but the best was the Easter Egg from Mr. Musk- a little Santa Sleigh with reindeer on the dashboard…. and the Mars Rover… which actually switched on one morning and did a little spin…

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a fantastic New Year to all….

 

Z3RO G Limo