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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/.

Panasonic Celebration

Wednesday March 7th 2018
6144 N. Panasonic Way, Denver, CO 80249 (map)
1pm-4pm

Panasonic would like 3-5 EVs to park inside the hall during their 100th anniversary celebration (described below). They are expecting 800 visitors, so if you want to show your car to lots of people this is the event.

Please contact Gary Skinner (gsknnr at gmail) to let him know if you can show, to allocate room room. Please RSVP by Thursday March 1st. DEVC will also have a table, so help would be appreciated.

RSVP without showing your vehicle to George by March 1st: george.karayannis@us.panasonic.com

On March 7th Panasonic will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Our visionary leadership and company values have enabled us to grow and transform our business over the past 10 decades through innovation and a relentless focus on our customers and partners like you.

Please join us at our Denver Operations Center on March 7th for an open house and reception from 1:00 – 4:00. Stay as little or as long as you like. We will be serving cake and coffee along with a gourmet hot chocolate bar.

To celebrate our 100th anniversary and demonstrate our commitment to innovation, we will also be unveiling our Smart City Innovation Showcase, a 5,000 square foot immersive and interactive experience that highlights solutions for seamless mobility, smart buildings, distributed energy, and city services. Come ride EasyMile’s EZ10 Autonomous Electric Shuttle and experience our Smart City Innovation Showcase firsthand.

I hope you can join us to help us celebrate our 100th birthday. You can forward this invitation to others in your organization, though we do ask that all attendees please RSVP to George Karayannis by March 1st. Thank you.

Panasonic Company Values
· Contribution to Society
· Fairness and Honesty
· Cooperation and Team Spirit
· Untiring Effort for Improvement
· Courtesy and Humility
· Adaptability
· Gratitude

Sincerely,
George Karayannis, LEED AP
george.karayannis@us.panasonic.com

January Meeting: DEVC Business

Saturday January 20th, 2018
10AM-Noon
5660 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216 (map)
google-calendar

Our January meeting will be Saturday the 20th at IBEW 68 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 and Facebook. Changes to the By-Laws will also be approved. The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2018 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 Meeting: Holiday Party

Saturday December 9th
1:00pm – 3:00pm
281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, 80234 (map)
google-calendar

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 9th 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 7th 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!

November Meeting: Main Street Pedicabs

Saturday November 18th
10:00am – 12pm
11811 Upham St #9, Broomfield, CO (map)
google-calendar

Our November meeting will be Saturday the 18th at 10:00 AM, at Main Street Pedicabs, 11811 Upham St #9 in Broomfield. Founder Steve Meyer will tell us about “Main Street” which he started 25 years ago. “Main Street Pedicabs is committed to creating a more social and healthy environment. We feel that downtown and pedestrian areas are special places, and it is our mission to help build such places. That’s why Main Street Pedicabs received the Downtown Denver Award for adding street vitality and a convenient, zero-emission mode of transportation to the Mile High City.” Yes, Electric Assist is an option. Learn more at: http://www.pedicab.com/

September Meetings: Drive Electric Week

This year’s National Drive Electric Week is September the 9th through the 17th. More information at: https://driveelectricweek.org. Register to attend any event and complete a short survey for a chance to win $250.

Following is a list of those events scheduled in Colorado:

Greeley

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=901
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Depot, 902 7th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 (map)
Northern Colorado Clean Cities will be joining the Greeley Farmer’s Market to show case electric vehicles, and more! Stop by and bring the kids. Northern Colorado Clean Cities will be sponsoring the kids’ activity booth that will focus on clean transportation.

Golden

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=932
Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Golden Real Estate, 17695 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401 (map)

You can expect to see several Teslas, Volts, Bolts, and LEAFs at this event, but hopefully you’ll see many other brands, too! The organizer himself owns both a Tesla Model S and a Chevy Volt, and close friends own other EVs and will be attending. Won’t you join them?

Denver

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1013
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Civic Center Park, Bannock St & W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (map)

We plan to partner with Civic Center Eats (food truck market) where two thousand people eat lunch during the week. We will close Bannock Street in front of the City and County building and host test drives with multiple EV models and e-bikes. The first 100 people to test drive will receive a free lunch at the food trucks. Also along Bannock will be an EV car show where EV owners, City fleet vehicles, and electric business fleets will showcase different models and interact with the public. Vehicles will also be staged at various points throughout the food truck area to interact with attendees and point them to the test drive and EV car show.

Boulder

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1081
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boulder Farmers Market, 13th Street Downtown, Boulder, CO 80303 (map)

Electric vehicle owners and dealerships will be there to show their cars and answer questions – no sales pitches, no test drives, just a great opportunity to learn more about the growing options (and falling prices) for Driving Electric. Also present will be charging station providers, integration solutions for combining EV’s with renewable energy sources, electric bikes, and more. Not to mention, the ever-fabulous Boulder Farmer’s Market of fresh local produce, plus many food and beverage vendors.

Summit County – Frisco

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1161
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Summit County Community & Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, CO 80443 (map)
High Country Conservation Center is celebrating National Drive Electric Week by partnering with the “Breckenridge for 100% Renewable Energy” campaign to showcase multiple makes and models of all-electric and plug-in electric hybrid cars. If you’ve ever considered buying an electric car, this event is for you! Come check out electric cars in person and talk to the Summit County locals who drive them.

Broomfield

(Unofficial National Drive Electric Week event)
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Show Cars must be in place & parked prior to 9:30)
Midway Park, W Midway Blvd & Kohl Street, Broomfield, CO (map)

Garry Skinner will be there before 9:00 with his Blue Tesla Roadster, so look for him to gather as a group. This will be part of the Broomfield Days Car Show. A parade takes place from 9:30 to 10:00 and ends in the Park.

August Meeting: Century Chevrolet Car Show

August 25th 2017
7pm – 9pm
Century Chevrolet Broomfield
6105 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, 80020 (map)

Our meeting this month will be a car show on Friday the 25th at Century Chevrolet in Broomfield. Have a EV/Hybrid or another car to show? Please bring it! Refreshments, snacks and activities for both kids & adults will be provided. Planned schedule for the evening:

  • 6:45-7:15 PM Show vehicles arrive
  • 7:15-8 PM Fun for kids of all ages
  • 8:00-8:45 PM Q&A discussion time
  • 8:45-9:00 PM Photo time of the full and small-sized vehicles in lights.

Come see and drive the new Bolt, Volt and Malibu Hybrids. Check out lots of different EV/Hybrids including home-built conversions, Teslas and more. We’re trying to have one or two of several different vehicles to show pros and cons of each. Submit questions early regarding design, features, options, upgrades, maintenance, repairs or anything else to Alex at AlexRCentury@gmail.com or text/call 720-443-1425. To help us plan accordingly we ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, the 23rd with the number of adults and kids (under 10) joining and a description of any full or small-sized vehicles you’d like to bring. See you there!