Category Archives: EV News

April Events

April Meeting: Canopy Green Parking

Saturday April 9th, 2016
1:00pm – 3:00pm
8100 Tower Road, Commerce City, CO 80022 (map)

Our April DEVC meeting will be held in conjunction with the CSEVC on Saturday April 9th at 1:00 PM for a tour of Canopy Airport Parking, 8100 Tower Road, Commerce City, CO 80022. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, this location is a sophisticated, efficient and green parking facility utilizing solar, geothermal and wind power combined with CNG and Biodiesel shuttle buses plus EV charging.

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)

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.

Top Gear tests Electric Vehicles

The History Channel’s Top Gear America, on Tuesday November 5th, will be doing a special on electric vehicles!

November 05, 2013 – 10:00-11:02PM ET

“Adam, Rut and Tanner drive three of the bestselling electric cars on a journey through Michigan to determine which is best and showcase some surprising features… The winner gets to drive the new all electric sports package Tesla Model S.”

http://www.history.com/shows/top-gear/episodes

Boulder City Council Approves E-Bike Pilot Program on Multi-Use Paths

by Byron James

Last night, the Boulder City Council unanimously approved a year-long pilot program to allow electric bicycles (e-bikes) on the hard surfaced multi-use paths.  This program will start Jan 1, 2014.  Click here for details on this e-bike program.

E-bikes have been legal on Boulder’s roadways but not on the multi-use paths.  By allowing e-bikes on the multi-use paths, the Boulder City Council hopes more people will feel comfortable using a bicycle to run errands or commute to work and use their cars less often.

Next year, the Denver Electric Vehicle Council will start forming groups interested in a specific branch of electric transportation or infrastructure.  One of those groups will be based on e-bikes.  If you would like to participate in this group’s efforts, please let us know.

Denver Plug-in Day 2013

Here is a video and some articles about Denver Plug-in Day 2013 this weekend. The DEVC will have a table there and we hope to see lots of our members supporting electric vehicles!

Articles:

http://www.futurecars.com/news/electric/sneak-preview-of-this-weekends-national-plug-in-day

http://www.torquenews.com/1080/2013-national-plug-day-sneak-preview

http://carnewscafe.com/2013/09/national-plug-day-chance-drive-latest-technology/

South High School
1700 E. Louisiana Avenue,
Denver, CO

Click here for a map

 

Colorado is 5th most solar-friendly state

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/06/20/which-states-are-most-solar-friendly-2013-state-solar-policy-rankings-infographic/

Colorado Dealers Buy Polluting Cars

Colorado Dealers Target State’s Worst-Polluting Cars For Buybacks:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1084896_colorado-dealers-target-states-worst-polluting-car-for-buybacks