FUNDRAISER: Horizons K-8 EV Club

For the past 2 years, DEVC members Dave Pence and Derek Barger have been working with Horizons K-8 School in Boulder to teach students how to convert gas powered mini-bikes and scooters into electric-powered vehicles! After two successful years they are ready to take it to the next level and need your help! Please support the DEVC GoFundMe.com fundraiser to raise the funds required to keep this amazing program running! ... More »

December 2018 Meeting: Holiday Party

Saturday December 8th 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, 80234 (map)
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The December meeting will be at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant for the annual DEVC holiday party. The event will be held on Saturday the 8th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 281 W 104th Avenue in Northglenn. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra. It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to David at jdmc44@comcast.net by December 6th with the number of guests attending with you.

We extend a special invitation to all members of the Denver Tesla Club and the Colorado Springs EV Club to join us.

Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!

October 2018 Meeting: Wireless charging

Jefferson County Library
10200 West 20th Avenue in Lakewood (map)
Saturday October 20th 12:30pm – 2:30pm

The October DEVC meeting will be on Saturday the 20th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM in the Lakewood Meeting Room at the Jeffco Library at 10200 West 20th Avenue in Lakewood. In addition to highlights on the CEVC Wireless Charging Subcommittee meeting at NREL (see the DEVC October 2018 Newsletter page 5), we will cover some interesting data collected by our past President, Tim Haas on EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field) Radiation in a few electric vehicle.

Other items for discussion are future DEVC meetings, needed participation at special events, opening for a DEVC Board Member, next year’s NDEW events and any other items brought up at the meeting.

EV Roundup – Metro Denver Green Homes Tour

Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Avenue, Golden (map)
Saturday, October 6th 3pm-6pm

On Saturday October the 6th as part of the Metro Denver Green Homes Tour, there will be an Electric Vehicle Roundup from 3 to 6 PM at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue in Golden.

The Green Homes tour is from 9 AM to 4 PM, with a reception from 4 to 6 at Jefferson Unitarian Church. More details can be obtained on the tour by visiting their website at: http://www.newenergycolorado.com/home-tour. At the bottom right of the home page you’ll see reference to the EV Roundup during the post-tour reception. We want to have a wide variety of EVs in the blocked off section of JUC’s parking lot during the reception. Owners are welcome to come inside for the reception itself and enjoy the free food and beverages.

EV owners should contact Jim Smith at 303-525-1851 or Jim@GoldenRealEstate.com ASAP to say they’re coming. Jim will be promoting the event in his October 4th column, and it would be nice to indicate the number of EVs that will be on display

September 2018 Events: Drive Electric Week

https://driveelectricweek.org/index.php

National Drive Electric Week, September 8-16, 2018, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Here are the events held this year in Colorado, check out their links for more information and to register:

Durango

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1482
Saturday, September 8, 2018
La Plata County Fairgrounds Parking Lot
2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 (map)
10 AM – 5 PM

This event will feature a booth by 4CORE(Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency) and information about the Refuel Colorado program, EV charging stations and grants available for charging stations, and the EV group buy opportunities. Durango Electric Vehicle Enthusiasts club will also be on hand with information and their EVs for driving. Participating EV dealerships will have models available for test drives. Fun activities and a chance to win a free ice cream!

Golden

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1231
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot
17695 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401 (map)
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10 AM – 3 PM

“This is our fifth year hosting Drive Electric Week. Our office is totally solar-powered (including HVAC), and we have four EV charging stations in our parking lot. Three are Level 2, and one is a Tesla 240V charging station. Come and mingle with owners, some of whom will offer rides “around the block.” In past years we’ve had 15 or so EVs and their owners attend this event.”

Glenwood Springs

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1533
800 Cooper,Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (map)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Garfield Clean Energy and partners will be holding an electric vehicle ride and drive event at the Glenwood downtown market.

Denver

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1479
Bannock St, between Civic Center Park and the City and County Building
1434 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204 (map)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
11 AM – 2 PM

Join the City and County of Denver to learn how passing the gas pump in an electric vehicle helps improve our air quality, so everyone can breathe easier. Come experience one of the many electric models from your favorite automakers like Nissan, Tesla, Chevy, Ford, and more – the first 100 test drivers will receive a free lunch at Civic Center Eats!

Boulder

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1500
Boulder County Farmers Market
13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (map)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4 PM – 8 PM

Join the City of Boulder and Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition for a fun and festive electric vehicle (EV) event in Central Park at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Come see and learn about EVs from BMW, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, Audi USA, and Tesla. We will also have a small raffle when participants sign a Carbon Reduction pledge! There are more than enough electric powered activities to keep you entertained for hours! If you get hungry or want to take a break check out the Farmer’s Market just steps away.

Avon

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1503
Walking Mountains Science Center
318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620 (map)
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
5 PM – 8:30 PM

Walking Mountains Science Center is hosting another Science Behind Electric Vehicles! Steve Hawkins, General Manager of Vail Mountain Haus and longtime electric car enthusiast, will share about the history of electric vehicles, the many components involved, the evolution of charging techniques as well as debunking common myths. Before the presentation, attendees will have a chance to experience some EVs for themselves during the show + tell and Ride & Drive portion of the evening. Current EV owners are encouraged to bring theirs and share their stories of owning an EV in the High Rockies. Come find out why an EV can work for you and celebrate National Drive Electric Week!

Pueblo West

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1535
Pueblo West Library
298 S Joe Martinez Blvd, Pueblo West, CO 81007 (map)
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Come join the City and County of Pueblo, Southern Colorado Clean Cities, and Renewable Energy Owners Coalition of America (REOCA) for a night all about electric vehicles. We will be showing the movie, “Revenge of the Electric Car” at 6:30 in the library. Come by around 5:30pm where Southern Colorado Clean Cities will be answering questions about electric vehicles.

Aspen

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1497
Community Banks of Colorado Parking Lot
210 N Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611 (map)
Friday, September 14, 2018
1 PM – 4 PM

Aspen Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive, come test drive a vehicle and learn about special dealer pricing through the Electric Vehicle Sales Event.

Greeley

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1315
Greeley Farmer’s Market
902 7th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 (map)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
8 AM – 12 PM

Northern Colorado Clean Cities is hosting two events: an electric vehicle display at the Greeley Farmer’s Market on September 15th, and Community Night at Pour Brother’s Community Tavern in Fort Collins on September 19th, both to raise awareness for alternative transportation.

Colorado Springs

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1518
University Village, Christy Sports Parking Lot
5294 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (map)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 AM – 3 PM

Members of the Colorado Springs EV Club and the Denver Electric Vehicle Council will be available with their cars to answer questions about the advantages and benefits of driving an electric car. Some may be offering rides, so be sure to register to attend this enlightening event! “Transportation of the future is here today!”

Fort Collins

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1543
Snowbank Brewing
225 N Lemay Ave, Suite 1, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)
Sunday, September 16, 2018
11 AM – 4 PM

Join the Northern Colorado EV Enthusiasts to celebrate National Drive Electric Week with friends and family. For our 3rd annual EV Rally there will be prizes, hot dogs, and refreshments! Bring a friend, bring an EV, or bring a friend with an EV!

OTHER NDEW RELATED EVENTS

Eagle

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1560
Eagle County Building, West Side
500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631 (map)
Thursday, September 6, 2018
4 PM – 6 PM

Kick off National Drive Week a few days early and come test drive a plug-in electric vehicle at Eagle County’s ride and drive event. It’s a good opportunity for motorists to drop by and check out a plug-in electric vehicle, talk with auto sales staff and take a short test drive. More information about the ride and drive events, vehicles, dealerships, discounts and tax credits is available on the Garfield Clean Energy website at http://www.garfieldcleanenergy.org/trans-EV-2018-sales-event.html or call CLEER at 970-704-9200.

Aurora

https://www.facebook.com/events/524428588028627/
Aurora Municipal Center, Southwest Parking Lot
15151 E Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO (map)
Friday, September 7, 2018
10 AM – 1 PM

The city of Aurora is hosting the Drive Electric Aurora EV Test Drive event which will provide participants with a chance to try out an electric vehicle and learn more about the benefits of driving electric. Information also will be available regarding exclusive limited-time discounts with electric vehicle dealers in partnership with the city of Aurora. More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/524428588028627/

Denver

Mobility for All: A Path to Safe, Equitable, Clean and Efficient Transportation in Denver
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 (map)
Thursday, September 13, 2018
10 AM – 5 PM

How do we create a clean, efficient, safe and equitable transportation system in Denver? Please join Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) and The Alliance Center as we bring together local stakeholders and international experts to define what equitable clean and efficient mobility means and to create a roadmap toward a more sustainable and inclusive transportation system that is both climate-friendly and affordable. European and local experts from the City and County of Denver will cover numerous topics with additional details at https://www.classy.org/event/mobility-for-all-a-path-to-safe-equitable-clean-and-efficient-transportation-in-denver/e197172

This event is free of charge, with a suggested $20 donation. Lunch and refreshments provided. This is an excellent networking opportunity for people interested in the transportation sector. For the full agenda and further information about the workshop go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FsVovjwoNwQ0iBJb_YyWxIyHj49hRWs-/view

August 2018 Event: Old Colorado City Show

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Old Colorado City, Colorado (map)
9:00am – 3:00pm

One of the last big car show of the year is the Old Colorado City show in Colorado Springs, CO. The entire downtown of Old Colorado City is blocked off for this event and there are restaurants, parks and lots of stores. Our club was asked to attend by the promoters of the show. We already have quite a few people committing to attend on Sunday and the promoters will reserve a good spot for all of us to park together.

If you’d like to attend, Ace Entertainment asks that you either pre-register on their website ( http://www.aceent1.com/old-colorado-city/ ) or print off the registration form at http://www.aceent1.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018-OCC-Registration-Form.pdf and bring it already filled out the day of the show. All EVs are “Show Class 8” when registering.

This is important: Everyone from our club MUST meet at the Mason Jar Restaurant (2925 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904) at 7:00am to register and enter at 7:15am. A spot cannot be held any later than 7:15am so be prompt with your arrival and registration for the show! The show has an entry fee, $35, and is an all-day show. You cannot leave before 3:00pm for safety reasons, but Old Colorado City has so much to do that you’ll spend your time shopping and seeing all the other cars there.

July 2018 Events

Saturday July 21st 2018 – 10am-3pm
1400 S Abilene St, Aurora, CO 80012 (map)

Saturday & Sunday July 28th & 29th – 10am-6pm
11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, CO 80021 (map)

The DEVC will be organizing two EV displays in July. The first is on Saturday the 21st for a Solar Energy & Electric Car Show with a “street fair” feel at Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene St in Aurora, near I-225 & Mississippi Ave.

The second is for the following weekend, Saturday & Sunday the 28th & 29th at the Colorado VegFest which will be held at the 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, inBroomfield.

Our coordinator for these events, Jill Bishop, needs your HELP. She needs cars other than Tesla at Ecotech. She also needs lots of cars & someone to be in charge on Sunday at the VegFest. If you can help in any way, please contact Jill at: jbanounou@gmail.com

June Meeting: BBQ & Car Display 2018

Sunday June 17th, 2018
11am-2pm
Berkeley Park, Denver
Map Here (Entrance at 48th Ave S. Drive and Tennyson)

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, veggie ­burgers, chips and drinks. If you would like, feel free to bring your favorite dish to share.

Flyer: 2018bbq.pdf

RSVP:
This will help us plan the number of people to buy for. It takes less than 1 minute!

http://devc.info/summer-bbq-rsvp/

May Events

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Ride-n-Drive
Friday May 18th
1pm-3pm
CU Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (S.E.E.C.)
4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 (map)

CU Boulder, Parking and Transportation Services, will be highlighting some of the latest EV and non-gas powered vehicle technology, ranging from a fully electric bus, to eBikes, and more. Some vehicles will be available to test drive or ride in; others will be just for show. All will be cool! Come check out this event…and bring a friend! The event is open to everyone.

Additional info at: https://www.colorado.edu/pts/coming-soon-ride-n-drive

Black Hills Tesla Rally 2018
May 18, 19 & 20
Custer, SD

Registration plus addition information can be found at
http://www.csevc.com/2018/03/the-custer-sdrally-is-progressing.html
and
https://blackhillsparks.org/shop/teslaproducts/tesla-rally-2018-registration/

Is Elon Musk the Reincarnation of Nikola Tesla?
Sunday, May 20th, 1pm
Location TBD

DEVC Member and Speaker, Tom Keller will be giving a talk on Nikola Tesla and Elon Musk on Sunday, May 20th at 1:00 PM. Kay Talley and the Denver Tesla Club will host this pot luck afternoon, so bring a dish or beverage along. Hang out with your fellow Tesla and EV owners, chat and learn some new facts from the speaker!

Please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/175827879902435/ or if you are not on Facebook you can RSVP to Gary at: gsknnr@gmail.com and he will respond with the location.

In addition to being a Historian and Speaker, Tom Keller is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology, with advanced studies in Social Sciences. He has done extensive research on Nikola Tesla and early electric cars. Did you know that Nikola lived in the Knob Hill neighborhood in Colorado Springs for eight months in 1899-1900 and that he had an Electric Car in the early 1930s?

April Events

Fort Collins
DENC EV Enthusiasts Meeting April 11th 2018
Earth Day April 21st 2018
Details can be found at https://www.meetup.com/Drive-Electric-Northern-Colorado-EV-Enthusiasts/

Lakewood
Earth Day including an EV Expo April 21st 2018
Details can be found at http://lakewood.org/EarthDay/

Colorado Springs
Sustain-a-Fest 2018 with CSEVC Electric Vehicle Display, April 14th 2018
Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/146160976080440/

Durango
DEVE Meeting April 2nd 2018
Earth Day April 22nd 2018
Details can be found at https://www.meetup.com/DurangoElectric-Vehicle-Owners-and-Drivers-Meetup/

COSEIA Solar Power Mountain West Conference

March 12-24 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center (Map)

The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association will be holding their annual Solar Power Mountain West Conference at the Hyatt Regency Aurora Conference Center, 13200 East 14th Place, on March 12-14. The DEVC will provide an EV Showcase at their Solar Career Expo on the afternoon of Wednesday the 14th of March, from Noon to 5:00 PM, which is free and open to the public. They would like a variety of 8-10 vehicles for the event. So far we have LEAFs and Teslas, but we need other models. Please contact Jill Bishop at: jbanounou@gmail.com if you and your vehicle are available that afternoon and let her know of any time limitations. You can learn more about the Solar Power Mountain West Conference at: http://coseia.org/conference/.