Category Archives: EV News

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!

Horizons K-8 EV Club Fundraiser

For the past 2 years, DEVC members Dave Pence and Derek Barger have been working with Horizons K-8 Charter School in Boulder, Colorado to teach a small group of students how to convert small internal combustion engines on mini-bikes, scooters and trikes into electric-powered vehicles. After two successful years Dave and the DEVC are ready to take it to the next level and need your help. Currently we have a GoFundMe.com fundraiser active to raise the funds required to keep this amazing program running!

This is not a traditional shop class. Our goal is to provide a basic foundation for students in grades 5-8 who are interested in engineering and alternative transportation careers. We need multiple sets of tools and tool boxes, mini-bike frames, tires, handlebars, electric motors, controllers, batteries, wiring and additional materials and supplies to outfit five teams of two students. Each team will have an adult member to support each team while they build their EV mini-bike.

We need your help to raise money to continue our program so that in the future we can include all beginning engineering students….girls, boys, at-risk students, and minority students.

Visit the campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/HorizonsK8EVClubGirlsInEngineering

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.