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Coloradoan: Businesses use EV chargers as recruiting tool

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By Katie de la Rosa 2:59 p.m. MST February 24, 2015 Click here for original article A new initiative encouraging local businesses to install electric vehicle charging stations is aimed to benefit more than just the environment. “This is why Fort Collins is a center of innovation,” Mayor Karen Weitkunat said last week at the…

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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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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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Press Release: Workplace Charging Challenge Launch

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Download PDF of Workplace Charging Challenge Press Release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                           Tuesday, February 17, 2015 CONTACT INFORMATION: Ben Prochazka – 303.717.3657 bprochazka@ElectrificationCoalition.org Drive Electric Northern Colorado  Drive Electric Northern Colorado Officially Launches Regional Workplace Charging Challenge “20 in 2015”   Over 15 area employers commit to offering electric vehicle charging, giving more than…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Test Drive and Electric Car this Month!

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In the coming weeks Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) will be hosting many Ride-and-Drive events throughout Fort Collins and Loveland. These events provide an opportunity for individuals to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle (EV) for the first time. We are pleased to be able to offer the experience of test driving these…

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Meet Our Partner, Dellenbach Motors

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Next Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Dellenbach Motors and DENC will be hosting a collaborative event to thank the EV owners in Northern Colorado for their participation in the EV community. This event will feature an exciting drawing for a Bosche Level II charging station as well as a light lunch, a chance to see the…

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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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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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New Belgium- Brewing up the future in EV fleet transition

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) supporter New Belgium Brewing Company (New Belgium) operates a fleet of more than 150 vehicles, approximately 20 of which are based at its headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado. Two highly recognizable Nissan LEAFs—one gray, one black, both wrapped in the company’s logo – are used for local sales calls. These…

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DENC brewing with Odell Brewing Company.

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado(DENC) recently had the privilege to  work with the legendary brewer Doug Odell, of Odell’s Brewing, on a special edition beer that will be available at our may 19th ride-and-drive! This limited edition beer WILL ONLY be available at this event. The beer is being labeled “Plug-in Pale Ale” in honor of…

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Colorado Expands Electric Vehicle Tax Credits to Plug-In Hybrids

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Today saw a victory for energy security, electric vehicle owners, and the environment, as HB 1247, Colorado’s Innovative Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, was signed into law. While the State of Colorado is already an established leader in supporting adoption of electric vehicles, the new provisions in this bill extend the existing tax credit’s duration and…

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Governor signs alternative energy vehicle bills in Loveland

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By Jessica Maher Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted:   05/15/2013 03:24:47 PM MDT   Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, speaks during a signing ceremony for two alternative energy bills on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the City of Loveland’s Water and Power Division. ( Steve Stoner ) In his swing through Northern Colorado on Wednesday, Gov….

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Hickenlooper will sign bills in Loveland Wednesday

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado effort is unique By Jessica Maher Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted:   05/13/2013 05:45:32 PM MDT   For Michael Koenig and others who own electric vehicles, Loveland happens to be a great place to drive a plug-in car, and it’s about to get better. After years of driving hybrid cars and waiting…

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado Hopes To Spark A Revolution

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An ambitious initiative was unveiled Monday at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Drive Electric Northern Colorado seeks to get more electric vehicles on the road. The electric car has been slow to take off in Colorado. The vehicles are expensive, historically difficult to find, and charging stations are few and far between. A new…

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Electrification Coalition Partners with Fort Collins, Loveland, and Colorado State University to Launch EV Deployment Community

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‘Drive Electric Northern Colorado’ brings business & city leaders together to promote electric vehicle education, ownership WASHINGTON –The Electrification Coalition (EC), in partnership with the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, CO, and Colorado State University, today launched “Drive Electric Northern Colorado,” a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at achieving widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)…

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Partnership aims to make Northern Colorado leader in electric vehicles

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The Electrification Coalition is partnering with the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland as well as Colorado State University to promote electric vehicle education and ownership. On Monday at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the partners launched “Drive Electric Northern Colorado,” a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at achieving widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, or…

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Editorial | Fort Collins and Loveland mayors support regional electric vehicle initiative

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Official Support Statement from Mayor Karen Weitkunat of Fort Collins and Mayor Cecil Gutierrez of Loveland      As the mayors of Fort Collins and Loveland, we are always looking for new ways to move our communities forward. We are proud to announce that our cities are jointly leading an effort to make Northern Colorado…

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Eric Alvarez, a driver for Bellvue-based Morning Fresh Dairy, makes a sales call with his electric delivery truck Friday in Loveland. An initiative to increase electric vehicle usage in Northern Colorado kicks off Monday at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. / V. Richard Haro/The Coloradoan

Coloradoan | Electric vehicles to get Fort Collins jump-start

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A new effort aims to help bring electric cars, delivery trucks to Northern Colorado. Every workday, motorcycle mechanic Matt Russell hops into his electric car for the 27-mile drive from Fort Collins to Greeley, whizzing down Interstate 25 and then along U.S. Highway 34 with the other commuters. In the evening, he parks his car…

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