Category Archives: EV Resources

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/.

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

EV Conversion resources

The DEVC is starting to form an electric vehicle conversion sub-committee! The following is from an DEVC email to interested members, and we thought the public would be interested too.

Many of you are probably already aware of these, but here are a couple of good discussion list resources for conversions:

http://www.evdl.org/ (The EV Discussion List was by far the largest and most thorough, internationally focused, discussion on all types of conversions – it’s great for digging into specific topics, but can be a little overwhelming and hard to follow at times – however it’s lost a lot of it’s glory in recent years and it not nearly as active as it used to be)

http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/ (similar to the EVDL but more active, more user friendly and arguably the spiritual heir to the EVDL)

http://www.elmoto.net/ (an forum specific to electric motorcycles including both commercially available bikes and conversions)

http://visforvoltage.org/ (a forum specific to smaller conversions like scooters, bicycles skateboards and the like – but there’s very little recent activity, so its probably best used strictly as a research tool)

Also, a great resource for vehicles and parts is: http://www.evtradinpost.com/

Anyone interested in the DEVC or the EV conversion sub-committee should sign up for a membership or email our president Tim Hass for more information.

Sierra Club promoting EVs

Check out this site that compares hybrids and EVs available in your area:

http://content.sierraclub.org/evguide/