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September 2019 Events: Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week is September 14-22, 2019. A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plugin vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. All events across the country can be found at https://driveelectricweek.org/events.php

Following is a list of the eight events being held here in Colorado.

Golden

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1958
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Golden Real Estate parking lot
17695 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401 (map)

Come see 20 or more electric cars representing the most currently available brands and models. Owners will be there to answer your questions. A dealer in electric bicycles will also be there, offering test rides of electric bicycles.

Pueblo West

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1942
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pueblo West Library EV Charging Station
298 S Joe Martinez Blvd, Pueblo West, CO 81007 (map)

Join San Isabel Electric and local electric vehicle owners in the Pueblo West Library parking lot for the 50Fest Electric Vehicle Tailgate Party. Come hang out with EV owners showing off their cars. Learn about the pros and cons of owning an EV, from the owners themselves or take a test ride. Employees from San Isabel Electric will also be demonstrating how the new Pueblo West community Electric Vehicle Charging Station works and representatives from the State will also be on hand to talk about available electric vehicle rebates and incentives.

Flyer for the event can be found here: http://devc.info/files/50Fest%20Flyer.pdf

Fort Collins

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1608
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Civic Center Park
225 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521 (map)

Join us for the 4th Annual Northern Colorado EV Rally!!! Come for the food (trucks)… Stay for the EVs :) Learn more about owning an EV and take one for a spin! See additional information at the Fort Collins link.

Longmont

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1888
Sunday, September 15, 2019
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Boulder County Fairgrounds, North Parking Area
9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80503 (map)

Learn about what it’s like to drive a plug-in electric vehicle from real owners. We’ll have owners on hand ready to answer your questions about the real-world experience driving all the popular plug-in vehicles from Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan LEAF, and More! See additional information at the Longmont link.

More information can be found at: http://www.srlongmont.org/renewable-energy.html and https://www.facebook.com/events/899367943764517/

Flyer for the event can be found here: http://devc.info/files/Longmont_ElectricVehicleFair_Poster.png

Denver

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1996
Thursday, September 19, 2019
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Downtown Denver
1437 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80202 (map)

The event will feature a vehicle showcase of EV owners and electric vehicles available to test drive from a variety of local dealerships. The event aims to expose the general public and those already interested in electric vehicles to the experience of driving electric. The first 100 test drives will get a free lunch from Civic Center Eats!

Colorado Springs

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=2062
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
RJW Academic Campus – North Parking Lot
2115 Afton Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (map)

The Colorado Springs Drive Electric Week event will be held in conjunction with the 7th Annual RJWAC Car Show. The Colorado Springs EV Club will be represented with Plug-In Electric and Hybrid vehicles where owners can provide first hand answers about EV ownership. Never ridden in an electric car? Now is your chance! In addition the Car Show will provide a wide selection of restored and modified cars. Music provided and food will be available. This event is free to the spectators and open to the public with proceeds going to student scholarships. More info at:

https://sites.google.com/a/d11.org/rjwac-car-show/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/306707250233156/

Grand Junction

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1975
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Downtown Grand Junction
101 S 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501 (map)

Electric Vehicle owners from across the Grand Valley and beyond will make Main Street hum quietly with the sound of fast, long-range, cost-effective, and technologically advanced electric vehicles! For the Second Annual Electric Avenue, we are again working with Downtown Grand Junction to have a section of the Downtown Grand Junction Car Show set aside for a group of electric vehicles (aka “Electric Avenue”). This is your opportunity to see a showcase of electric vehicles, and ask their owners all about them!

Note: those wishing to show their vehicles at this event MUST ALSO register with Downtown Grand Junction, who is hosting the event. Find registration information here: https://downtowngj.org/signature-events/downtown-car-show/

Durango

https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1841
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 to 4:00 PM
La Plata County Fairgrounds
2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 (map)

4CORE (Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency) will once again be the host for the National Drive Electric Week event on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A Ride and Drive as well as local EV information will be available. La Plata Electric Association will be there with residential Level 2 chargers for LPEA customers.

April Earth Day Events 2019

Fort Collins

https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1774
Saturday, April 20, 2019 (11 AM – 4 PM)
Civic Center Park (map)
100 Block on N Howes St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

  • EV Ride’n’Drive event: test out the latest models!
  • Talk with the experts about the Fort Collins EV Readiness Roadmap
  • Learn more about smart-charger rebates from the Platte River Power Authority EV Distributed Charging Study
  • Stop by to chat with some EV owners about their experience with EV ownership

For more info: https://sustainablelivingassociation.org/events/earth-day-fort-collins/

Golden

https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1760
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10 AM – 3 PM
Golden Real Estate (map)

Bring your EV or just come to check out 10 to 20 different EVs and chat with their owners — and possibly get a ride in one or two! We ourselves have six EVs among our 10 agents, including all models of Teslas and two Chevy Volts. We are EV evangelists! Two days earlier, on Thursday, April 18th, you can attend a free “Sustainability Series” session on EVs in our office from 5 to 6 pm and get all your questions about EVs answered. NOTE: Our office is totally solar-powered, and that includes two free ChargePoint charging stations, open to the public. You can charge your EV during the event!

Montrose

https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1777
Saturday, April 20, 2019
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Ute Indian Museum (map)
17253 Chipeta Rd, Montrose, CO 81403

Celebrate Earth Day meeting and networking with folks to build alliances for regenerative localized food, water, and resilient cooperatives.

  • Renewable and regenerative energy and transportation exhibit
  • Experience electric vehicles firsthand and be a part of Drive Electric Earth Day
  • Learn about industrial hemp
  • Check out natural building exhibits
  • Children’s Activities and Face Painting
  • Form alliances to build strong foundations for local community regenerative projects
  • Bring seeds or starts you wish to share in an Abundant Spring Planting Give-Away

This event is a day of coming together around local/regional solutions that help us build strong community ties! For more info: http://www.rockymountainsustainabilitycenter.org/2nd-annual-regenerative-earth-day-community-summit-2019/

Breckenridge

https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1670
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Colorado Mountain College South Parking Lot (map)
107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

The Town of Breckenridge, Colorado Mountain College, the High Country Conservation Center, and the Headwaters Group of the Sierra Club are jointly sponsoring a Drive Electric Earth Day event in the CMC South Parking Lot in Breckenridge. Electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle (including cars, e-bikes, e-cycles) owners and retailers and home charging station retailers are invited to attend and display their vehicles and wares and offer rides and/or information to attendees. The Town of Breckenridge has two Proterra electric buses on order and will have a demonstration bus at the event. CMC also has an electric vehicle charging station. There is room for booths to be set up by retailers. According to town event regulations, all vehicles must be
insured.

Lakewood

Saturday April 27th
11 AM – 4 PM
Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S Yarrow Street (map)

Activities include:

  • Beer Garden – listen to live music, play yard games
  • Food Trucks – grab a bite to eat from a Colorado truck
  • Bike Valet – ride your bike, free parking
  • Live Music – Rocky Mtn Steel Band, Turkeyfoot & more
  • Sustainable Backyard – learn how to create your own
  • Fitness Activities – led by Lakewood Rec Instructors
  • Kids Activities – climbing wall & recycle art
  • Interactive Art – various art activities
  • Vendors – learn new ways to live sustainably

Full Details at: http://www.lakewood.org/EarthDay/

April Event: CAR SHOW OF THE FUTURE

Saturday April 13th
12 PM – 3 PM
Snowbank Brewing, 225 N Lemay, Fort Collins (map)

Environment Colorado, a statewide non-profit organization, will be hosting an electric vehicle car show on Saturday April 13th from 12 PM – 3 PM at Snowbank Brewing, 225 N Lemay, Suite 1, to highlight the importance of electric vehicles in improving air quality and tackling climate change. Electric vehicles are the future of transportation as they have the potential to protect our communities and the planet. Join the party to admire different EV models and learn about Colorado’s transition to electric transportation. Show your EV? RSVP to: kmaxwell@environmentcolorado.org

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

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

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/.

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!