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Life in Fort Collins with the Volkswagen e-Golf

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Volkswagen has big plans for electric vehicles (EVs) in the next few years. But why wait to drive an all-electric VW? There are Volkswagen EVs available today! Ingrid Sheflin, a local small-business owner and brand-new EV driver, decided the Volkswagen e-Golf was just the right fit for her lifestyle. DENC sat down with Ingrid to…

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Tesla Model 3 Arrives In Northern Colorado

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One of the most hotly-demanded cars of all time is finally starting to make its way to Northern Colorado and according to Patrick Mahoney, one of the first Model 3 owners in the area, it lives up to all the hype. But don’t just take Patrick’s word for it. His 13-year-old daughter agrees, “If I…

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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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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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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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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 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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