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Fort Collins Plans for an Electric Future

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In January of this year, the City of Fort Collins took its first steps toward developing a comprehensive plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the local community. The plan is called the EV Readiness Roadmap. The city is taking action to promote EVs because it views them as essential to reaching…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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