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February Meeting: Boulder Pub Meeting

Saturday February 27th
The Kitchen Next Door
1035 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (map)

The February meeting will be February 27th 11-1, at “The Kitchen Next Door” Community Pub. This meeting will feature a verbal presentation and discussion led by Will Toor, Director of Transportation, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. The Kitchen is one of Kimbal Musk’s restaurants (he is a chef and co-founder), so we will be patronizing a member of the board of directors of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, besides the younger brother to Elon Musk. Hope to see you there for a beer, discussion and a great lunch!

January Meeting: DEVC Business

IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, Denver (map)
Saturday January 16th
10AM to 12PM

Our January meeting will be on Saturday the 16th from 10AM to 12PM at the IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, in Denver. This will be a business meeting for the annual election of officers for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also confirm additional DEVC Board Member appointees for Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Committee Chairpersons.

Current committees are:

  • EVSE Charging
  • EV Conversion
  • Education Outreach
  • Facebook & Social Media

The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2016 DEVC meetings, events and activities. If you would like to run for any office, be considered for any appointed position, or provide written input, please email David at jdmc44@comcast.net

December Party

Saturday December 19th
2:00PM – 4:00PM

281 West 104th Ave
Northglenn, Colorado

The December meeting will be our annual Holiday Party which will again be held at Cinzzetti’s. We have reservations on the 19th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This was a huge success last year with 55 attending and hopefully we can do the same this year. It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 1:15 and 1:45 so we can get everyone checked in before hand. 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, 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 the December 5th.

Check out Cinzzetti’s at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/

November Meeting: Green Eyed Motors

Saturday November 21st 2015
10:00am – Noon

Our November meeting will be at Green Eyed Motors at 2907 55th Street in Boulder. Green Eyed Motors is one of our sponsoring members and they specialize in used Electric and Hybrid vehicles, which they bring in from out-of-state to take advantage of Colorado’s generous Tax-Credits on EVs.

Find out more at http://www.greeneyedmotors.com/used-cars-boulder-co/

October Meeting: Xcel Nat Gas Plant

Friday October 23rd
6198 Franklin Street, Denver (map)

Our October Meeting will be a tour of Xcel’s new Cherokee Natural Gas fired power plant where they have retired three 60 year old coal fired boilers. After you park, go to Gate 1, dial 008 and ask for Carla who is our contact person. The tour is limited to 30 guests, so don’t be late!

Note: This is NOT on a Saturday as usual, but rather on the 4th Friday in October.

September meeting: Drive Electric Events!

This month hosts the annual National Drive Electric Week, September 12th through the 20th. https://driveelectricweek.org/. This is a time where you can take your electric to as many events as you can and talk about your experiences to those that attend, and offer rides if you like. For those who may not have an electric yet, attend and support the event(s). Please click on each link for the event(s) you plan to attend and register to show support, volunteer, or contact the organizer if you have any questions.

The list of events for Colorado thus far are as follows:

Denver (This event is a DEVC organized event)
Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm
Firehouse Public Parking Lot
1322 Blake Street, Northwest corner of 14th and Market St., Denver, CO 80204 (map)

Fort Collins
September 12-13, 2015
9:45am-6pm (Sat); 9:45am-5pm (Sun)
Odell Brewing Company (Please enter off Buckingham Ave)
800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)

Colorado Springs
Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm
Chapel Hills Mall
1710 Briargate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (map)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Boulder Farmers Market
13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, Boulder, CO 80302 (map)

Saturday, September 19, 2015
12 noon to ?
1840 Delaware Place, Longmont, CO 80504 (map)

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot
17695 S. Golden Rd. Golden, CO 80401 (map)

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm
Aspen Grove Mall
7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 (map)

August meeting: eSpokes4Folks

Saturday Aug 15th, 10am
7100 Broadway, #7i, Denver (map)

Our meeting for August will be Saturday the 15th at 10:00 AM with our newest Sponsoring Member, eSpokes4Folks, at . We will see their exclusive Pedego store and their regular store, including Terry’s bike repair and battery testing system plus the beginning of his older ebike collection. Check them out at: http://espokes4folks.com

July Meeting: eTuk USA

eTuk USA
3860 Blake Street, Denver (map)
Saturday July 18th, 10:00 AM

Our July meeting will be at eTuk USA headquarters in Denver. eTuk USA manufactures eco-friendly electric Tuk Tuks to suit a variety of customer needs throughout the USA. The company’s electric vehicles are well suited for a variety of applications. They produce passenger eTuks for shuttle and tour operator applications and commercial eTuks for vending, delivery, or food truck applications. For more information, visit www.etukusa.com

June Meeting: EV car share and EV Roundup

Saturday June 6th
eThos Electric Car Share – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Electric Vehicle Roundup – 2:00pm – Evening

The June meeting will be a Double Header on Saturday the 6th in Golden. We will start at eThos Electric Car Share located at 1901 Jackson Street (map), from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tim Prior and his assistant, Kathryn Saphire, will showcase their Coda fleet, which makes up the only all electric Car Share business in the U S.

We will then move to Golden Real Estate at 17695 South Golden Road (map) for the “Electric Vehicle Roundup” which will be hosted by our Sponsoring Member, Jim Smith. His parking lot will be reserved for Electric Vehicles only so bring your electric truck, van, car, scooter, bicycle or what ever and join in on a fun afternoon. If you don’t bring an EV, please park across the street and join us in the reserved lot to visit those who do.

May Meeting: Electric Vehicles of the 70s

Saturday May 16th, 10:00 AM
IBEW68, 5660 Logan Street, Denver (map)

Thirty-eight years ago the International Electric Vehicle Exposition was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. The May meeting will be a slide presentation on that Expo as given at the DEVC meeting in May of 1977. The slides will display the technology and vehicles in development and available during that era of Electric Vehicles. One of the vehicles, the Kesling Electric Yare, is described in the Electric Vehicle News section of our May newsletter.

Want to see the pictures? Come to the meeting! After the presentation, we will discus any updates and future events, plus Tim’s new Zero FX. Remember our meetings are open to the public, so come on down and bring a friend