FUNDRAISER: Horizons K-8 EV Club

For the past 2 years, DEVC members Dave Pence and Derek Barger have been working with Horizons K-8 School in Boulder to teach students how to convert gas powered mini-bikes and scooters into electric-powered vehicles! After two successful years they are ready to take it to the next level and need your help! Please support the DEVC fundraiser to raise the funds required to keep this amazing program running! ... More »

October Meeting: Iron Edison Battery

Saturday, October 15th
12860 W Cedar Dr, Lakewood, CO, 80228 (map)

On Saturday October 15th Brandon Williams of Iron Edison Battery Company will host a presentation and Q&A session on off-grid electric vehicle charging,followed by a tour of the Iron Edison Lithium battery assembly facility.

Iron Edison Battery Company, headquartered in Lakewood at 12860 W Cedar Dr., offers Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron batteries for solar energy storage, along with complete solar energy system design services. Its team has designed thousands of off-grid and battery backup systems around the world using Nickel Iron or Lithium Iron battery types. Both Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron are longer lasting, more durable alternatives to traditional lead-acid batteries. Iron Edison is dedicated to educating people on the benefits of advanced battery technology for renewable energy storage.

September: History of EVs Presentation

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC)
Auditorium (C120)
4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303 (map)
6:45PM to 9:00PM

In addition to all the Drive Electric Week DEVC events this September, on Tuesday September 13th, from 6:45PM to 9:00PM, the Boulder County Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society will be hosting a presentation entitled, “The History of EVs and Why Gasoline-Powered Cars Are Obsolete”. This will be held at the CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) – Auditorium (C120). The presenters are our own J David McNeil and Jim Smith from the DEVC who will share their observations on the past, present and future of EVs. You can check out the description of the presentation and information on the presenters at:

September: Drive Electric Events

September 10th through September 18th

This is a time when a lot of electrics are displayed at the events, and their owners talk to people in answering questions and promoting the benefits of electric vehicles. Some dealers provide the opportunity for attendees to actually drive an electric car. Colorado now has nine events scheduled which are listed below:

Saturday the 10th, 10 AM to 2 PM
Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene St, Aurora (map)

Sunday the 11th, 11 AM to 2 PM
Aspen Community Picnic, 1000 Truscott Pl, Aspen (map)

Sunday the 11th, 6 PM
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Avenue, Golden (map)

Tuesday the 13th, 5 PM to 7 PM
815 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs (map)

Wednesday the 14th, 1 PM to 3 PM
Colorado National Speedway, 4281 Co Rd 10, Dacono (map)

Wednesday the 14th, 4 PM to 8 PM
Central Park, 13th and Canyon, Boulder (map)

Saturday the 17th, 11 AM to 3 PM
First National Bank, 205 W Oak Street, Fort Collins (map)

Saturday the 17th, 12 Noon to 4 PM
Chapel Hills Mall Parking Lot, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs (map)

Sunday the 18th, 9 AM to 3 PM
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot, 17695 S Golden Rd, Golden (map)

Links are listed for the details on each individual event, or you can go to the Drive Electric Week website to see all the information available.

So far Aurora on the 10th has the highest number of attendees and vehicles registered, but Golden on the 18th has the largest number of registered models and mileage driven. Try to attend more than one event, especially if you have an electric. Also be sure to register on the corresponding link to attend, and/or volunteer to help the organizers of the event(s) you will be attending.

July Meeting: Sustainable Smart Home

Saturday July 9th, 2016
Sustainable Smart Home
202 W Maple Street, Superior, CO (map)

Out July meeting will be at the Grand Opening for the Sustainable Smart Home which will be held at its location in Superior, CO (Original Town) at 202 W Maple Street. Activities will also take place in Asti Park at Maple and 2nd Street. In addition to tours of the home from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, there will be a concert by the VFW Band of Colorado from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. From Noon to 3:00 PM the DEVC will have a Car Show, so everyone bring your electrics and join the show. Also from 1:00 to 3:00 will be a Hydrogen Vehicle Ride & Drive complements of NREL.

June Meeting: Aero Electric

June 18th, 2016
13000 E Control Tower Road, Englewood, CO (map)

The June meeting is one that several people have been asking about and looking forward to attending. It will be held at Centennial Airport in Englewood where our host Aero Electric Aircraft will be showing us, and talking about, their Proof-of-Concept Prototype “Sun Flyer” two-seat electric trainer airplane. The meeting will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday the 18th at the Denver Jet Center East, located at 13000 E Control Tower Road. We have been asked to walk around to the east side of the building (near the security gate that leads to the ramp) and enter the lobby, NOT to enter the building through the Aspen Flying Club doorway.

May Meeting: UQM Tour

Friday May 20th, 10am-12pm
4120 Specialty Place, Longmont, CO (map)

On Friday the 20th of May at 10:00 AM the DEVC will tour the UQM Technologies facility at 4120 Specialty Place in Longmont, CO. UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers for the automotive, commercial truck, bus and military markets.

Learn more at:

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.

March Meeting: RTD Maintenance Facility

Friday, March 18th
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
613 W. 48th Ave, Denver, CO (map)

For our March meeting we will be touring the RTD Maintenance Facility, at 613 W. 48th Ave, Denver, CO. Please plan to arrive punctually as we will meet our tour guide outside the gate for entry into the compound. This tour will focus on the new electric A-Line starting up in April with service from Union Station to DIA.

February Meeting: Boulder Pub Meeting

Saturday February 27th
The Kitchen Next Door
1035 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302 (map)

The February meeting will be February 27th 11-1, at “The Kitchen Next Door” Community Pub. This meeting will feature a verbal presentation and discussion led by Will Toor, Director of Transportation, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. The Kitchen is one of Kimbal Musk’s restaurants (he is a chef and co-founder), so we will be patronizing a member of the board of directors of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, besides the younger brother to Elon Musk. Hope to see you there for a beer, discussion and a great lunch!

January Meeting: DEVC Business

IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, Denver (map)
Saturday January 16th
10AM to 12PM

Our January meeting will be on Saturday the 16th from 10AM to 12PM at the IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, 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
  • Facebook & Social Media

The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2016 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