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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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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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DENC Internship an Electrifying Opportunity:

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When people ask me what I do as an intern with Drive Electric Northern Colorado, it’s always difficult for me to find just one response. Every day with DENC brings a different experience with new opportunities, and there isn’t something that I monotonously “do” the same on a day-to-day basis. Through my internship, I am…

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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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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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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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Priority for Charging EVs Shifts to the Workplace; A Vehicle’s Home Away from Home

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The following is a guest blog feature from Bill Williams, Head of North American Sales for Telefonix EV Charging Stations. Now that electric vehicle owners are a few years into the learning curve, clear trends are emerging related to driving habits and charging needs. As public and private agencies seek to install the “right” infrastructure…

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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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Gallegos Sanitation Participates in Drive Leadership

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Two Executives at Gallegos Sanitation participated in the Drive Leadership program through Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) this January. Drive Leadership is an innovative program through DENC where executives in companies and organizations throughout the region can test drive an Electric Vehicle (EV) for up to 5 business days to learn about the technology. To…

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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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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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EV Sales Continue to Increase in August!

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Eight Electric Vehicle models, including the well-known Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf helped bring total EV sales to an all-time high for 2013 this August. EV sales were above 11,000 for the month. “August’s plug-in vehicle sales are a remarkable 29% improvement over the previous top sales month for EVs (December 2012) and a full…

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