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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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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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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 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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Municipal Power Provider Energizes Fleet with All-Electric Focus

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Over the past year Northern Colorado has seen some great EV developments. The most recent of these comes from Platte River Power Authority, who has just added a brand new 2016 all-electric Ford Focus to their fleet. Platte River is a not-for-profit wholesale electricity generation and transmission service provider owned by the cities of Fort…

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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 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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Drive Electric Week 2015!

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September 12–20 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)…

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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: To participate…

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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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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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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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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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