Welcome to the EAA Denver Chapter

Welcome to the Denver, Colorado chapter of the Electric Auto Association. The Denver Electric Vehicle Council (DEVC) was founded in 1975 and has been active since creation. We hold monthly meetings, ranging in topics from electric vehicles, conversions, and production vehicles, to renewable energy, renewable transportation and green living. Our meetings are open to the public with no RSVP required! ... More »

December 2019 Meeting: Holiday Party

Saturday December 14th 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm
281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, 80234 (map)
google-calendar

The December meeting will be at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant for the annual DEVC holiday party. The event will be held on Saturday the 14th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 281 W 104th Avenue in Northglenn. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra.

It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to David at jdmc44@comcast.net by December 12th with the number of guests attending with you.

We extend a special invitation to all members of the Denver Tesla Club and the Colorado Springs EV Club to join us.

Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!

November Meeting: Iron Edison

Thursday November 7th 2019
4pm-8pm
2480 W 4th Avenue, Unit 22, Denver, CO 80223 (map)

“Iron Edison invites you to their open house on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4-8pm. Come learn about different battery types, different inverters, and talk
to their talented system designers. They will have BBQ, drinks, and snacks, so they hope to see you on November 7th at 2480 W 4th Avenue, Unit 22, Denver, CO 80223.”

Please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2346390885600117/

The DEVC had a meeting at Iron Edison in October 2016 and it was very interesting. They build up battery packs for solar storage. These can either be Lithium-Ion or Nickle-Iron depending on the best application for the customer. They can also build up complete systems including the solar array, inverter and battery storage. These systems have been used on remote locations or for off-grid and/or backup applications. You can find out more about their operation at: https://ironedison.com/

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.

August Meeting: DIY EV – Conversion Intro

Jefferson County Library – Columbine Meeting Room
7706 W Bowles in Littleton (map)
Saturday August 10th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The August DEVC Meeting will be held August 10th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Columbine Meeting Room at the Jeffco Library. The meeting subject will be “DIY Electric Car 101 – Conversion Intro”. Already have an electric car? Learn more of the inner workings of an EV. Interested in converting a car to electric? Presentations will be made on how to price conversions and what parts to look for. Also we will have a special guest, Tim Haas, past President of the DEVC.

June Meeting: BBQ & Car Display 2019

Sunday June 16th, 2019
11am-2pm
Berkeley Park, Denver
Map Here (Entrance at 48th Ave S. Drive and Tennyson)

The DEVC summer BBQ is back! Come and join us for a day of food, fun, and of course, electric vehicles.

Bring your electric car, or anything else electric that moves! The DEVC will be supplying burgers, hot dogs, veggie ­burgers, chips and drinks. If you would like, feel free to bring your favorite dish to share.

Flyer: 2019bbq.pdf

RSVP:
This will help us plan the number of people to buy for. It takes less than 1 minute!

http://devc.info/summer-bbq-rsvp/

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

January 2019 Meeting: DEVC Business

Saturday January 19th, 2019
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Lakewood Jeffco Library
10200 West 20th Ave, Lakewood, 80401 (map)

The January DEVC meeting will be on Saturday the 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM in the Lakewood Meeting Room at the Jeffco Library at 10200 West 20th Avenue in Lakewood. 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, EV Conversion, Education Outreach, Facebook and two at large positions. The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2019 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 jdmc44@comcast.net.

December 2018 Meeting: Holiday Party

Saturday December 8th 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, 80234 (map)
google-calendar

The December meeting will be at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant for the annual DEVC holiday party. The event will be held on Saturday the 8th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 281 W 104th Avenue in Northglenn. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra. It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to David at jdmc44@comcast.net by December 6th with the number of guests attending with you.

We extend a special invitation to all members of the Denver Tesla Club and the Colorado Springs EV Club to join us.

Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!

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.