What is Drive Electric Week?
Northern Colorado has joined the National Drive Electric Week initiative to continue spreading the word about our goals to facilitate widespread electrification of the transportation system! National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Through a collaborative effort between Drive Electric Northern Colorado and its partners, Northern Colorado will host an exciting week full of numerous activities to educate businesses, organizations, and individuals about Electric Vehicles (EVs).
What: Learn about the ins-and-outs of providing EV charging
at your workplace including infrastructure options, installation recommendations, policy recommendations, and other great information that will help Northern Colorado businesses learn about joining the Workplace Charging Challenge. Register by clicking here (Registration is free).
Where: Colorado State University Lory Student Center Conference Room 312
When: Tuesday September 15th, Press Conference: 9am-10am, Workshop 10am-12pm
Drive Electric Week 2015 is upon us, and Drive Electric Northern Colorado is hosting a business workshop in collaboration with the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, and Colorado State University. These organizations, along with several other Northern Colorado workplaces that are currently offering charging, will share their expertise and lessons-learned regarding workplace charging.
The Workplace Charging Challenge is important because 90% of charging takes place at home or at the workplace, creating a significant opportunity for employers to increase EV adoption. DENC has also found through our research in Northern Colorado that 89% of Northern Coloradoans would be more likely to purchase an EV if they had the ability to charge at the workplace. Ultimately, this represents a great opportunity as a company to decrease the harmful tailpipe emissions associated with your employees’ commute to work. This incredible employee benefit has also been shown to increase employee retention and attract the best and brightest applicants.
The workshop will feature several speakers from companies and organizations offering workplace charging who will speak about their motivation for joining the Workplace Charging Challenge and lessons their company has learned by offering workplace charging.
We hope you will join this amazing opportunity.