September Meeting: Drive Electric Events

In place of a designated monthly meeting, the DEVC is supporting National Drive Electric Week of the 15th through the ... More »

September Meeting: Drive Electric Events

In place of a designated monthly meeting, the DEVC is supporting National Drive Electric Week of the 15th through the 21st . We will have a booth at three of the six events in the state (Boulder, Littleton & Colorado Springs) and attempt to report on all six. We want everyone who plans on attending any of the events to register for the location(s) you plan to attend and indicate if you have an electric or plug-in hybrid electric to bring to the event. If you would like to help represent the DEVC at one of our three events, please contact Helen Crisp.

Boulder

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=211
Day: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Boulder Farmers Market
1720 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
(Map)

Colorado Springs

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=210
Thursday, September 18, 2014 4:00pm – 7:00pm
First and Main Town Center
3650 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
(Map)

Littleton

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=179
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm
Aspen Grove Shopping Center
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
(Map)

Golden

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=209
Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot
17695 S. Golden Rd., Golden, CO 80401
(Map)

Longmont

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=201
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
TinkerMill Main Location
1840 Delaware Place, Longmont, CO 80501
(Map)

Fort Collins

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=228
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 10:00 – 7:00
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 10:00 – 7:00
Legacy Park
300 Woodlawn Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524
(Map)

August Meeting: Killacycle

Saturday August 16th
10am-Noon
Killacycle Shop

The August meeting will be at Eva Hakansson and Bull Dube’s shop to see and hear about their world-record breaking motorcycles, the KillaJoule and the KillaCycle. Since space is limited they’ve asked that we email them at contact-eva@killacycleracing.com by this Monday, August 11th to reserve a space. Eva will then send you directions.

July Meeting: BBQ, Potluck, Car Display

Saturday July 19th, 2014
10am-2pm
Martin Park, Boulder

The DEVC summer BBQ is back! Come and join us for a day of food, fun, and of course, electric vehicles.

Bring your electric car, or anything else electric that moves! The DEVC will be supplying burgers, hot dogs, vegi­burgers, chips and drinks. We would love some support from our members so in addition to yourselves & your car we request you bring your favorite dish to share.

SummerBBQ2014.pdf

Please RSVP! It takes less than 1 minute and will help us know how much food to bring!
http://devc.info/bbq2014/

June Meeting: Boulder Renewable Fleet

June 21st, 2014
1777 Broadway Street, Boulder
10am-12pm

The June meeting will be hosted by Joe Castro, Facilities and Fleet Manager for the City of Boulder at Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway Street (map). There is free parking in the Municipal Building lot. Joe will start off with a brief presentation on the work Boulder is doing with EVs and EV infrastructure, followed by a walking tour of about a mile, round trip. The tour will cover eGo CarShare, the EV Solar Tree, and the Solar PV Battery Storage and EV Charging Facility.

May Meeting: Gless Plaque Dedication

Saturday May 17th, 6:00 PM
20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland, Colorado
(Google Map)

The May meeting will be a Plaque Dedication in honor of Jean and George Gless, who for many years were involved in the beginning and the continued success of the DEVC. This will take place at the Carousel of Happiness on Saturday the 17th at 6:00 PM. The location is 20 Lakeview Drive (just off Highway 119) in Nederland.

The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland Colorado’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer band organ. They also have a demonstration building for green, energy-saving technologies and a community space for meetings, parties, and etc. More info at: http://www.carouselofhappiness.org/

Certainly bring your favorite small people along as their presence will certainly enhance the Carousel’s considerable magic. Please RSVP to Marcia Hoebreckx at hoebreckx@sbcglobal.net.

Daily Camera Article

EV Owners of Colorado Blog

EV Owners Unite!

Don Dulchinos, co-chair of the DEVC EV Charging Committee, invites you to join the EV Owners of Colorado (EVOC).  The purpose of the group is to aggregate the voice of EV owners to convince government entities, business and property owners and the general public that investing in EV infrastructure encourages the growth of the EV market, with the benefits to all of cleaner air, a growing clean energy industry, and reduced dependence on oil.

Email Don at d.dulchinos@comcast.net, with your name and the town where you live.  Your name and email will not be shared, but you will be counted as one of the (growing) number of EV Owners who are delivering a unified message.  A preliminary blog is set up at evocolo.wordpress.com, with a new site in development.

Don hopes EVOC can support the larger goals and activities of the DEVC EV Charging Committee.  A quick note: the Committee already has worked with the Clean Cities Coalition to set up an EV infrastructure presentation to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.  Date to be determined.

April Meeting: EV Status by Norm Smith

IBEW68 Facility
5660 Logan Street Denver (Map)
Saturday April 19th
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our very own DEVC Member Norm Smith, with a broad exposure to Electric Vehicle technology, will share some of his knowledge and experience gained, in a presentation. Norm will cover such items as: the Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds, Salt Flats Speed Trials, Tesla Model S at 148 MPH, Batteries, Large Fleet EV Problems, Future of EVs, plus Answers to Questions. Free level 1 & 2 charging will be available.

This is one meeting you won’t want to miss!

The location was changed to IBEW68 rather than at the Arvada Library as indicated in the last newsletter.

March DEVC Meeting at IBEW Local 68

March 15th, 10am
IBEW Local 68, 5660 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 68 will be hosting our March meeting on the 15th at 10am (coffee will be ready at 9:45am).

This meeting will be a two-way exchange with Electricians learning about EVs and the IBEW Renewable Energy Committee speaking about the solar, wind and EVSE systems at IBEW Local 68.

Article on George Gless

A great piece was in the Daily Camera on Sunday 2/9 about George and Jean Gless. George is the founder of the DEVC.

Online version: http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_25087543/honor-jean-and-george-gless

February Meeting: Independent Power Systems

February 8th, 2014
10am – 12noon
Independent Power Systems
1501 Lee Hill Road, #24, Boulder, 80304

Our February meeting will be hosted by Independent Power Systems located in Boulder. We will be talking about rooftop solar systems in conjunction with level 2 EV charging.

Check out Independent Power Systems at:
http://www.solarips.com