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Join DENC for the 2017 EV Rally & Mass Drive!

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Last year, Drive Electric Northern Colorado successfully achieved the largest electric vehicle (EV) rally in Colorado history! On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, as part of National Drive Electric Week, 83 EVs poured into the First National Bank parking lot in Fort Collins, Colorado and made history. This was an important milestone for the region as…

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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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Tiny Homes and EVs: a Match Made in Energy-Efficiency Heaven

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Are you interested in simpler lifestyles, energy efficiency, tiny homes, electric vehicles, or just looking for a fun event to attend with your family?  If so, you should check out this year’s Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo! At the event you can learn about a wide range of topics including: tiny homes, alternative energy…

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Colorado Governor’s New Executive Order is Great News for EVs

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Last week, Governor Hickenlooper announced a new executive order- the aim of which is to harness market forces to strengthen Colorado’s position as a leader in clean energy. His main justifications for the order are things everyone can get behind: cleaner, cheaper energy, more jobs, and cleaner air. Governor Hickenlooper envisions a future where Colorado’s…

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Coloradoans Have Access to Highest EV Tax Credit in Nation

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There recently have been updates to Colorado’s electric vehicle (EV) tax incentives as they apply to light duty passenger vehicle purchases and leases. Different rules apply to light, medium, and heavy duty alternative fuel trucks as well as for conversions of traditional combustion vehicles to alternative fuel vehicles. As many of our readers are likely…

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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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A Road Trip in a Range Extended EV

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Below is a guest blog from one of DENC’s staff members, who recently purchased a 2013 Chevy Volt and drove it from Ohio to Colorado. In the last several years working for the Electrification Coalition I have organized and hosted nearly 85 EV Ride and Drive events. Our Ride and Drives on average are four…

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Guest Blog: DIA’s 41 Chargers Demonstrates Commitment to EVs

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By: Heath Montgomery, DEN One of the strategic objectives at Denver International Airport (DEN) is to invest for sustainability – throughout the airport’s operations, in its facilities and in the community. This focus on environmental, financial and social sustainability has led the airport to invest in electric vehicle charging stations for both its employees and…

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Our Top 5 Favorite Moments of 2016

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As the end of the year approaches, it’s always nice to reflect. For DENC, 2016 was filled with many milestones toward achieving widespread EV adoption in our community! From Group Buy programs to hosting the largest EV rally in Colorado history, we engaged with the community, EV owners, and businesses alike. We are excited to…

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3 Weeks Left of DENC’s Nationally Recognized EV Group Buy Program

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If you haven’t heard yet, Drive Electric Northern Colorado’s (DENC) successful group buy program is back for the third time! Through December 31st, Colorado residents can purchase a new 2016 Nissan LEAF for as low as $11,840, a 65 percent discount from the retail price. This offer is a pre-negotiated bulk purchase discount exclusively through DENC, offering…

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Event Season Winds Down in a Big Way for DENC

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado hosted a number of events during the past few months, but it’s time for Ride and Drive season to wind down. The gallery below reminds us of the many good times and successful events we enjoyed, from the crazy costumes at Comic Con to meeting state representatives at PrideFest, and our…

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DENC Pulls Off the Largest EV Rally in Colorado History

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Drive Electric Northern Colorado successfully achieved the largest electric vehicle (EV) rally in Colorado history! On Saturday, September 17th, as part of National Drive Electric Week, 83 EVs poured into the First National Bank parking lot in Fort Collins, Colorado and made history. This was an important milestone for the region as Drive Electric Northern…

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CSU, City of Fort Collins and Innosphere Partner to Host EV Charging Competition

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The City of Fort Collins, Colorado State University (CSU), and the Innosphere, a non-profit technology incubator, have partnered to launch Innovate Fort Collins, a competition aimed at improving EV charging across the city. Organizations and companies within Fort Collins will examine the current state of EV infrastructure and submit proposals for managing the charging patterns…

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CSU Opens New Parking Garage Featuring Six EV Chargers

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Colorado State University (CSU) recently opened a new parking garage on campus featuring six electric vehicle (EV) chargers, bringing the university’s total up to 24. The South College Parking Garage, which opened two of its four planned levels on Monday, is located at the Pitkin and Mason Streets intersection. The EV charging spots on the…

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DENC Welcomes New Dealership to Growing List of Partners

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Ed Carroll Motor Company is a local, family owned dealership established in 1967. They sell new and pre-owned Audis, Porsches, and Volkswagens and pride themselves on their repeat customers and referrals. They are located at 3003 S College Avenue in Fort Collins, CO. Last month, DENC kicked off a new partnership with Ed Carroll Motor…

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DENC Announces Special Summer Pricing on 7 EV Models

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DENC is excited to announce our new Summer EV Pricing Program. This July and August, Fort Collins and Loveland community members will have access to our special pricing for EV purchases. This special pricing opportunity is part of the DENC effort to continue making EV ownership affordable and convenient in our community, and is only available…

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Debunking the 6 Biggest EV Myths

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As is the case with most new and rapidly expanding technologies, there are many misconceptions regarding the capability, diversity, and price of electric vehicles (EVs). Below we have debunked the six most common myths about EVs found in consumer culture today: Range is an Issue Although range is a common fear amongst those considering buying…

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New Colorado Tax Credit Provides $5,000 Toward EV Purchase

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The State of Colorado recently approved change to the Colorado EV tax credit that will provide a $5,000 tax credit at the time of purchase for any new electric vehicle, replacing the former system that required buyers to wait until they file for the credit as part of their tax return. House Bill 16-1322, which…

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All-Electric Ford Focus Energizes Neuworks Mechanical Fleet

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Neuworks Mechanical Inc. is a contracting company for new commercial construction. They are based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Since the beginning, Neuworks Mechanical has aimed to be a leader in innovation and sustainability in Northern Colorado. Now, with the addition of a 2016 Ford Focus Electric to their fleet, Neuworks is once again leading…

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DENC Volunteer Discusses Driving Electric and Volunteering

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The following is a blog written by one of DENC’s volunteers, Calvin Holic. Hey all! Calvin here. I’ve been involved with DENC since the summer of 2014 when I moved out to Colorado, and wanted to tell you about my experience as a volunteer! Here’s a little background first: In my junior year in college…

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Press Release: It’s Back! Announcing Special Pricing on Nissan LEAFs

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  Download PDF of Group Buy Press Release Here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Media Contact: Annie Freyschlag 970-987-3055 afreyschlag@electrificationcoalition.org Northern Coloradoans Can Buy the All-Electric 2016 Nissan LEAF for 65% off MSRP through Drive Electric Northern Colorado Partnership Drive Electric Northern Colorado and Tynan’s Nissan team up for the second time to…

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Join us for our Volunteer Orientation!

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On March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm DENC will be holding a Volunteer Orientation at The Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Old Town Fort Collins. We invite you to join us for dinner, and some EV fun! This evening is a chance for you to meet other EV owners, enthusiasts, and advocates in your area. It’s also an…

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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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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 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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Video: Electrifying Northern Colorado and the United States

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Hear from Mayor of Fort Collins, Wade Troxell, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Electrification Coalition, Ben Prochazka, the leading force behind the Chevy Volt–Vehicle Line Director Tony Posawatz, Co-Founder of Odell Brewing Company Doug Odell, and other important voices in our community! This video discusses the Drive Electric Northern Colorado initiative and why it…

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Mayor Gets a Charge Out of Driving an EV

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By Mayor Wade Troxell September 4, 2015 Click here original article As mayor of Fort Collins, I’m fortunate to get some unique opportunities – like test driving an electric vehicle. In this case, if you’ve got a driver’s license, you’re at least 18 and you live in Northern Colorado, you too can test drive 10 plug-in electric…

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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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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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