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Host an EV Ride and Drive at Your Workplace!

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drives are a fundamental driving force for widespread deployment of EVs in the United States. The Ride and Drive program and experience provides consumers with the opportunity to test drive multiple EV models, while also providing valuable information from current vehicle owners. Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) has hosted dozens…

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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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Priority for Charging EVs Shifts to the Workplace; A Vehicle’s Home Away from Home

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The following is a guest blog feature from Bill Williams, Head of North American Sales for Telefonix EV Charging Stations. Now that electric vehicle owners are a few years into the learning curve, clear trends are emerging related to driving habits and charging needs. As public and private agencies seek to install the “right” infrastructure…

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Guest Blog: Innovation award given to City of Loveland

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This is guest blog written by one of DENC’s core partner organizations, the City of Loveland Phoenix, AZ – It is the mission of the City of Loveland to provide services, programs and community engagement with creativity and innovation. Recently, the City of Loveland has demonstrated that effort by increasing the adoption of plug-in electric…

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Fort Collins City Council Member Test Drives EVs

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Lisa Poppaw, a member of the Fort Collins City Council recently took an extended test drive in the BMW i3 through the DENC Drive Leadership program. She gave her support for EVs in Northern Colorado, and encouraged Northern Coloradoans to get behind the wheel. To find a test drive near you visit: DriveElectricNoco.org/Upcoming-Events/ To participate…

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17 NoCo employers commit to providing electric-vehicle charging

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By Steve Lynn February 17, 2015 Click here for original article FORT COLLINS – Seventeen Northern Colorado-based employers Tuesday committed to offering electric vehicle charging stations at the workplace. The employers made the announcement at Spirae, which is introducing charging access for its 39 Fort Collins-based employees. The equipment will be partially powered by brand new…

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Take the Pledge…Join the Challenge

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Northern Colorado sets a national example as a leader in electric vehicle adoption strategies. Building on the region’s spirit of innovation, Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) is launching an ambitious new initiative to spur even greater adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in the region through its EV Workplace Charging Challenge. This challenge calls on…

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Gallegos Sanitation Participates in Drive Leadership

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Two Executives at Gallegos Sanitation participated in the Drive Leadership program through Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) this January. Drive Leadership is an innovative program through DENC where executives in companies and organizations throughout the region can test drive an Electric Vehicle (EV) for up to 5 business days to learn about the technology. To…

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Rocky Mountain Collegian: Electric vehicle research, education and interaction on the rise at Colorado State University

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by Christina Vessa 7 am, January 20, 2015 Click here for original article   Electric vehicles have gained the support of the Colorado State University community through promotion of greener transportation around Northern Colorado. CSU has provided students with electric vehicle friendly resources through organizations such as Drive Electric Northern Colorado, the CSU Vehicle Innovation…

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Buy an EV Before the End of the Year and Get $13,500 in Tax Credits

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In addition to cutting-edge technology and performance, state and federal tax credits are helping to make buying an electric vehicle (EV) an even smarter choice. Alongside a federal tax credit of $7,500, Colorado residents are able to claim an additional state credit of up to $6,000 when they buy an EV. Together, these incentives significantly…

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Sneak Peak–BMW i8 “Super Car”

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DENC had the opportunity to check out the brand new BMW i8 “Super car” at Co’s BMW last week. Check out this footage of the vehicle and learn about what makes this vehicle so unique! (Hint: it goes 0-60 in 4.4 seconds!). To learn more about the BMW i8 and the electric BMW i3: Visit:…

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New Studies Show “EV”en more Cost Savings

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We know you. You keep the picture of the Golden Gate Bridge you took in your 20s on your office desk as travel inspiration. You follow all the international photography and travel blogs, and your computer screen is a picture of the Eiffel Tower that reminds you of those two amazing weeks you spent abroad….

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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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Hang out with an EV Expert and Test Drive EVs this Week!

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The Northern Colorado region is unique for its ability to bring together communities, creating an active, fun, artistic, and innovative culture. Drive Electric Northern Colorado is proud to be a part of this culture with an innovation of its own—electric vehicles (EVs). Over the last few years, the number of EVs on the road in…

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Colorado Energy Office is All About EVs

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Want to drive electric? The State of Colorado is making it easier to make the decision to plug-in. The following post was written by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to highlight ways CEO is making Colorado a great place to drive electric. CEO is working to increase charging availability throughout the state through a grant…

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Introducing the First-Ever EV Rental Opportunity in Northern Colorado!

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Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins now offers a rental opportunity with a Nissan LEAF. For $25 a day, individuals can rent the LEAF for an extended test drive experience, to see how the LEAF will work for their lifestyle. To reserve your rental experience with the LEAF contact: Jenny Kaplan 970-282-1400 www.tynansnissanftcollins.com http://driveelectricnoco.org/contact/tynansrentalleaf/

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New Belgium’s Brewery District Service Drives Electric

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Photo Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company New Belgium Brewing Company may be a world-renowned brewery because it consistently turns out a top-quality product, but it also strives to create a high-involvement culture dedicated to forming a sustainable business model. Since its founding in 1991, New Belgium has worked to adhere to core principles of…

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Find DENC at Northern Colorado Community Events!

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If you were anywhere near Old Town Fort Collins last weekend, you probably found yourself grooving to the music of acclaimed artists, spinning on the dizzying tilt-a-whirl, or sampling the wares of the hundreds of vendors that lined the normally quiet streets. This is New West Fest— the annual, all-encompassing music festival sponsored by Downtown…

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Introducing the Drive Leadership Program!

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Through the Drive Leadership program leaders at the executive level of companies and organizations in Northern Colorado have the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle for up to one business week—five days. DENC hopes the Drive Leadership program will help to socialize EVs throughout companies and leaders in an effort to spur EV adoption…

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Platte River Power Authority: Two Level II Charging Stations Help Renewable Energy EV Study

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Platte River Power Authority recently installed two level II charging stations at their headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado. Platte River is a not-for-profit wholesale electricity generation and transmission service provider owned by the cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park. The charging stations— a part of the Renewable Energy Electric Vehicle, or “REEV”…

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Rising Gas Prices Make Driving Electric a Smart Choice

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There are many reasons to go electric, one being the rising price of gas and its impact on your pocketbook. This chart illustrates that gas prices are currently higher than they have been at this time of year over the past few years.  In fact, AAA expects that U.S. drivers will pay more for gas…

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DENC Partner Co’s BMW Celebrates 40th Anniversary This Year

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“It is great to be working with a group of people who are passionate about electric vehicles. Drive Electric Northern Colorado creates a great, low-pressure, educational environment where we can present the i3 to the public next to other EVs.”  –Marissa West, Marketing Coordinator with Co’s BMW Co’s BMW was founded in 1974—40 years ago,…

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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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DENC and EcoCar: An EV Showdown

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DENC began collaborating with the Colorado State University Vehicle Innovation Team (VIT) this year as the team finished its three-year competition with the EcoCAR 2 challenge. The team took a brand new Chevrolet Malibu and created an innovative new car they named the “H2eV” that uses hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicle technology. To read…

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DENC and Advanced Energy Host Large Employee Ride and Drive

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On May 28, 2014, Advanced Energy (AE) will be working with Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) to host one of the largest Northern Colorado Ride and Drives to date. The event will be hosted at AE’s corporate headquarters and main product engineering site in Fort Collins, Colorado, providing the company’s 555 employees with the opportunity…

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Fox 31 Denver: How Electric Cars Save Coloradoans Money

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Aristea Brady takes a look at how electric vehicles are saving local Coloradoans money in her video report last night with Fox 31 Denver. The five minute segment, filmed with Drive Electric Northern Colorado in Fort Collins, showcases the latest EV model available in the state—the BMW i3—and also informs viewers of the cost savings…

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Another Affordable EV Option Now Available in Northern Colorado!

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) has formed a new partnership with Fort Collins Mitsubishi to provide yet another option for driving electric in Northern Colorado. Fort Collins Mitsubishi unveiled the Mitsubishi iMiEV on April 16, 2014 with an exciting launch party. When the team at Fort Collins Mitsubishi learned about the opportunity to be an…

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Local Leader Drives Electric

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) recently received a message from a local leader in Loveland, Colorado—Pastor Woody Carlson. Pastor Woody heard about DENC from the local newspaper and contacted the program because he drives a Chevy Volt and wanted to spread the word about going electric. Pastor Woody purchased his Chevy Volt in December 2012,…

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CSU Eco CAR2 Team Sends Innovative Vehicle to National Competition

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The Vehicle Innovation Team (VIT) at Colorado State University is participating in the EcoCAR 2 competition, a three-year collegiate engineering competition that provides real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers. Through this competition students at the university level are able to obtain applied engineering experience, which readies them for innovative work in…

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Meet Our Partner, Tynan’s Nissan

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Next week marks the one-year anniversary of Drive Electric Northern Colorado. During these past 12 months, we have been blessed to work with dozens of innovative partners that are committed to making electric vehicle technology the norm rather than the exception in Northern Colorado. One such partner is Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins. Next week…

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Charging Station Locations in Northern Colorado

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Where Are the Charging Stations in Fort Collins and Loveland? The number of EV charging stations in Northern Colorado continues to grow with more than 16 places to plug-in now available. At this point, if you are almost anywhere in Northern Colorado you are never more than 5 miles from your nearest charger.  There are…

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Northern Colorado Works to Reduce Community’s Environmental Impact

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Over the last few months, the community of Northern Colorado has demonstrated its passion for minimizing its environmental impact. This motivation is one of the main reasons why Drive Electric Northern Colorado selected the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins out of all the communities in the United States to be its first EV deployment…

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An Electrifying Journey, the DENC First Year in Review

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This holiday season, Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) is looking back on the progress the PEV community has made since our program launch in late February 2013. Driving electric is critical to saving money, reducing our oil dependency, and protecting the environment. We have put together a quick DENC Year in Review to share a…

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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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DENC Nominated for 2013 Outstanding Non-Profit Award

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Each year staff from the Sustainable Living Association and their Board of Directors select five non-profits from Northern Colorado as finalists to receive the Outstanding Non-profit Award. Being less than a year from our launch, we are truly honored that Drive Electric Northern Colorado has been selected as a nominee out of the many non-profits…

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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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Join Us for National Plug In Day!

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Join Us for National Plug In Day! DENC is excited to announce the Northern Colorado 2013 National Plug-In Day event, a day to spread awareness of electric vehicles! On Monday, September 30th, DENC and all the Northern Colorado EV owners will gather at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery for an EV photo shoot to help show others…

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Local Company Goes 100% Electric

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On June 20th, The Maids cleaning services switched to electric when they leased two Nissan Leafs from Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins, Colorado. The owner of The Maids, Dave Ryan, was contacted by Tynan’s Nissan to talk about the cost benefits of leasing electric cars and he was completely convinced. The two Nissan Leafs that…

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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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EV Sales Continue to Increase in August!

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Eight Electric Vehicle models, including the well-known Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf helped bring total EV sales to an all-time high for 2013 this August. EV sales were above 11,000 for the month. “August’s plug-in vehicle sales are a remarkable 29% improvement over the previous top sales month for EVs (December 2012) and a full…

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Free Ride & Drive Event – August 7!

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Wonder what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle? Now’s your chance to find out! The City of Loveland and Drive Electric Northern Colorado invite you to a community event where you can take the latest models for a spin and experience firsthand what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle. Ride and Drive Wednesday…

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This Week in How EVs will Save You Money

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Even as manufacturing capacity continues to grow and battery technology continues to improve, the up-front costs of electric vehicles continue to deter some consumers from buying one. Thankfully, federal and state incentives with longer-term energy security considerations in mind take some pressure off of purchase prices, while committed automobile manufacturers are offering competitive leases and…

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