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Municipal Power Provider Energizes Fleet with All-Electric Focus

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Over the past year Northern Colorado has seen some great EV developments. The most recent of these comes from Platte River Power Authority, who has just added a brand new 2016 all-electric Ford Focus to their fleet. Platte River is a not-for-profit wholesale electricity generation and transmission service provider owned by the cities of Fort…

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Meet New LEAF Expert and EV Enthusiast, Tom Lotz

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The Following Blog was written by Tom Lotz, the LEAF specialist at Tynan’s Nissan. Tom recently began driving the LEAF and cites the innovative technology and environmental benefits as his two favorite features of driving electric. Whether you are considering purchasing an EV, or just looking for some general information from a professional, Tom is…

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Video: You Can Save Up to $13,500 This Year With an EV

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For more helpful information about EV tax credits, as well as the forms needed to apply for the credits, visit DriveElectricNoCo.Org/Tax-Credits Buy an EV Before the End of the Year and Save up to $13,500 on Your 2015 Taxes! In addition to cutting-edge technology and performance, state and federal tax credits are helping to make…

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Fort Collins Educator Starts Electric, Stays Electric

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A recent study by Ford motor company showed that over 90 percent of EV owners plan to buy a second electric car in the future. Nick Peterson, a 9th grade counselor at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, is among this majority. Nick is one of the many EV owners who couldn’t go back…

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Endurance Solar Offers $500 Discount for DENC

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Endurance Solar and Engineering is offering a $500 discount towards an Endurance Photovoltaic system to individuals that hear about this offer through DENC. Endurance Solar uses extra durable, stress and weather resistant solar power technology to bring its customers quality and rugged products. Run your home and EV on the power of the sun!   Call or…

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Rocky Mountain Viewpoints: Northern Colorado talks Electric Vehicles

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Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Electrification Coalition, Ben Prochazka and electric vehicle owner, Dave Sanders spoke with Rocky Mountain Viewpoints host Jimmy Lakey about EVs. Learn about why EVs have grown so much traction in Northern Colorado over the last four years on this interesting segment. To listen to the podcast, click here  

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Coloradoan | Soapbox: Electric vehicles help earth, pocketbook

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Fort Collins 4:17 p.m. MST December 11, 2014 Considering purchasing a new car? With up $13,500 in available tax credits available, a plug-in electric vehicle is a smart financial, environmental and national security decision. Doing it before the end of the year will put the tax credits (the state credit is refundable — meaning you…

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What’s Near Loveland Charging Stations?

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People in Northern Colorado are often curious about charging stations in the region and what’s close by. To help, we’ve put together a list of amenities near the Loveland charging stations. Stay tuned in the coming months for a similar post about charging stations in Fort Collins! Bookmark this page on your phone or tablet…

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Passing the EV Torch in a 21st Century Family

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Doug Hatch is one of DENC’s most central EV Enthusiast Volunteers. The EV Enthusiasts are a group of EV owners who have teamed up with DENC to educate Northern Colorado about the benefits of driving electric. Doug has demonstrated his enthusiasm for EVs in countless ways—installing charging in his home, hosting an EV Ride and…

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1969 VW Beetle: An Upcycled EV

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The United States transportation sector is 92 percent reliant on oil, which harms our nation in many ways. This severe “dependence” on oil is not only bad for our environment, but our national security and economic prosperity as well. Mark Laken, one of the newest members of the Drive Electric Northern Colorado Electric Vehicle Enthusiast…

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An EV Family- A Long Time Coming

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Mike and Betsy Mosehauer recently transformed the way they get around Northern Colorado; they purchased a Nissan LEAF. The Mosehauers first experienced a Nissan LEAF at an electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event in August hosted by Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) and the City of Loveland. Mike told DENC that his passion for EVs goes…

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Fort Collins Couple Convert Both Vehicles to Electric

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Nancy and Larry Rudeen recently leased two Nissan Leafs from Tynan’s Automotive, a Fort Collins Nissan dealership. The Rudeens previously drove a van and a sedan, and were worried about their gas consumption and the rising gas prices. “We were looking for an economical car and were intrigued by the Nissan Leaf, since it was…

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Northern Colorado Bonds as an EV Community

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One of the best parts about being involved in the EV community is the ability to collaborate and take action in a visible and tangible way, against problems that we are all concerned about- like improving our national security by decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, and protecting the environment by reducing tailpipe emissions. On…

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State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market

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Check out the State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market from “EV Market Outlook,” Published on July 25, 2013 Here are some of the highlights from the article: ›Since market introduction in January 2011, more than 110,000 plug-in electric vehicles have been sold in the United States. ›Compared to hybrids’ first years on the U.S….

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Driving the Electric Future: An EV Enthusiast’s Perspective

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Being an electronics technician for 38 years means that Michael Koenig has had time to develop an appreciation for anything high-tech – especially cars.  His first hybrid vehicle was a 2005 Toyota Prius.  After owning several hybrid vehicles, he purchased a 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in last year. “I wanted a vehicle that plugged in and…

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Stressful drives turn into “Zen” with Ford Fusion Energi

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In May of 2013, Tonie Miyamoto, the Director of Communications and Sustainability for Housing & Dining Services at Colorado State University purchased her first Electric Vehicle, the Ford Fusion Energi. Tonie had previously owned a hybrid SUV but was ready to take the next step toward reducing emissions with the purchase of an EV. Tonie…

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Driving business: A real estate team chooses electric

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Lara Williams and Dave Sanders, Broker-Owners of The Green Team Real Estate, thought that an electric vehicle might make a great company car.  They knew that it would resonate with their clients who typically share their passion for energy efficiency and more sustainable living. But they also had questions.  While a typical day of driving…

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Meet Matt Russell: EV and motorcycle enthusiast

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Meet Matt Russell, a motorcycle enthusiast you’ll also see riding in his EV Matt Russell, a forty year-old Fort Collins resident with a wife and eight year old daughter, began looking at the Nissan LEAF as a way of saving some cash. “I’ve driven older Audi Quattro’s for the last 14 years, and was looking…

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