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1 Million EVs in America Today, 1 Million EVs in Colorado Tomorrow

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The U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market will reach a major milestone in October, as automakers reach 1,000,000 total EV sales. Cumulatively, more than 992,000 EVs have been sold since January 2011 according to a SAFE analysis of data from Hybridcars, InsideEVs, and automotive industry press releases, with 110,000 EVs sold in Q3 2018 alone. The…

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Progress on Clean Car Standards in Colorado

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Earlier this year, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed an executive order which began the process of establishing a Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program. If adopted into the Colorado Code of Regulations, the Colorado LEV program would introduce stricter fuel economy standards for all new vehicles sold in the state. It is helpful to distinguish between…

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Chocolate Meets EVs in Old Town Fort Collins

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What’s better than local handmade chocolate? How about local handmade chocolate and electric vehicles (EVs)? Toby Gadd, President and Co-Founder of Nuance Chocolate in Old Town Fort Collins recently decided the future had finally arrived and it was time to electrify his daily transport needs. After doing a bit of research online, he decided that…

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ZEV Scorecard Ranks States’ Friendliness toward EVs

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Electric vehicle (EV) sales have risen steadily in the United States this decade and are forecast to continue this trend in coming years. Who is leading the way and what can government officials, companies, and consumers do to sustain this upward trend? The Electrification Coalition (EC) released its first Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Scorecard on…

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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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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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Cities Stand Up for the Federal EV Tax Credit

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With oil providing 92 percent of all transportation energy, the U.S. has an overwhelming dependence on crude oil—a volatile commodity, prone to price spikes and produced mainly in countries where political tensions run high. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the only readily-available alternative to this reliance on oil, providing Americans with a wide range of economic, national…

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Interview with a Serial EV Owner

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Is there anything that’s holding you back from starting to drive electric? Are you unsure which of the current EV offerings would best suit your needs? Some people are hesitant to switch to an EV due to unfamiliarity with the technology and uncertainty about how it might affect their autonomy and day to day activities….

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Join DENC for the 2017 EV Rally & Mass Drive!

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Last year, Drive Electric Northern Colorado successfully achieved the largest electric vehicle (EV) rally in Colorado history! On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, as part of National Drive Electric Week, 83 EVs poured into the First National Bank parking lot in Fort Collins, Colorado and made history. This was an important milestone for the region as…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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