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Electrification Coalition’s Drive Electric Northern Colorado Case Study Released as National Drive Electric Week Kicks into Gear

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Case study highlights key lessons learned from the first-ever electric vehicle accelerator community and best-practice tools to increase adoption rates at the local level. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Electrification Coalition (EC), a nonpartisan group of business leaders committed to facilitating the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale, today released a case study documenting the nation’s first…

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The Road Toward Making Northern Colorado a Leader in EV Adoption

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado celebrated its four year anniversary in February 2017. Over the last four years Northern Colorado has made strident efforts towards improving electric vehicle (EV) adoption by consumers and fleets. With tremendous community support and a number of components playing into this success, the region has become a nationally-recognized leader in EV…

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Local EV Education Non-Profit Sparks Desire in High School Students to Pursue Engineering Careers

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A local non-profit organization is putting at-risk high school students in the driver’s seat of electric vehicle engineering. Phoenix Garage (PG), located in Fort Collins, Colorado, has begun to change the lives of a handful of high school students through its educational mentoring program. “We’re interested in helping at-risk kids prepare themselves for the technology…

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Meet the New Generation of EV Owners

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Battery prices have declined 80 percent in the last six years. Major automakers are making commitments to electric lineups, and to technological innovations to reduce costs and increase range. Charging stations are spreading across U.S. highways and reaching rural pockets of the nation. It’s safe to say that electric vehicles are on the rise, and…

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Innovative Fort Collins Tech Company Leads by Example and Plugs In

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Fort Collins was chosen as the site for the Electrification Coalition’s first EV accelerator community for a variety of reasons, and the thriving and innovative local business sector was a major one. Energy solutions provider Spirae is an excellent example of the incredible companies we get to team up with across the region. A founding…

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DENC Continues Local Collaborations: Snowbank Brewery

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In December Drive Electric Northern Colorado held a Ride and Drive and our EV enthusiast holiday party at one of the newest breweries in Northern Colorado, Snowbank Brewing Company. Not only does Snowbank offer a diverse list of unique brews, but also, Snowbank focuses their brewery culture heavily on innovation, and a passion for the…

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Fort Collins Workplace Charging Partner Launches Stations

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Local sustainability consulting firm the Brendle Group recently installed two new Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations after joining the Northern Colorado Workplace Charging Challenge at our February launch event. “As EVs and EV charging become more practical and cost effective, we felt it important to understand technically and operationally how workplace charging fits…

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Fort Collins Coffee Company Finds Ease With Electric Coffee Deliveries

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As the expression goes, “hard work pays off”, and Jackie Harris, owner of Jackie’s Java in Fort Collins, knows a thing or two about hard work. While studying business management full-time at Colorado State University, Jackie cleared out her bank account and bought a coffee roaster from eBay. She spent an entire year perfecting her…

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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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Only 10 Days Left! Apply for the SAFE Energy Security Prize!

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Apply by April 10 for the chance to win $125,000! Only a few days remain to apply for the 2015 SAFE Energy Security Prize, which recognizes promising oil-saving technologies with a total of $175,000 in cash awards. The Prize is designed to support the critical efforts of companies, institutions, and individuals whose innovations are poised…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drive Electric Northern Colorado Celebrates its First Anniversary and the Region’s higher-than-National EV Sales

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                            Contact: Ben Prochazka Tuesday, February 25, 2014                                                          (303) 717.3657                                                                     Drive Electric Northern Colorado Celebrates its First Anniversary and the Region’s higher than National EV Sales Join Drive Electric Northern Colorado, local car dealerships for…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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