The Denver Electric Vehicle Council was created in Boulder Colorado in December 1974 after the first “gas shortage” crisis in 1973 after turmoil in the middle east disrupted US oil markets. The club was initially founded by an Electrical Engineering professor named George Gless at the University of Colorado. George felt compelled to take action to educate people about the potential of battery “fueled” electric drive technologies to satisfy some of the transportation needs in this country.
Today the DEVC has more than 100 members interested in Renewable Energy, Battery Electric Vehicles, and Hybrid technologies. The DEVC represents the Colorado Chapter of the Electric Auto Association (EAA).
Objectives & Purpose
From the DEVC By-Laws, the objective and purpose of the Denver Electric Vehicle Council is to:
- To act as a clearing house of information for the members, other organizations, and the public, on developments in EV technology; to encourage the exchange of ideas and information between members.
- To promote design, development, sales, and use of EVs throughout Colorado.
- To organize and conduct lectures, training, and public exhibits of EVs for the purpose of informing interested groups and the general public.
- To publish a Newsletter, and disseminate other information through the printed and electronic media.
The following officers have been elected by the Council membership to hold positions of responsibility and to make decisions for the direction of the organization.
Denver Electric Vehicle Council
811 Iowa Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909