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Electrification Coalition’s Drive Electric Northern Colorado Case Study Released as National Drive Electric Week Kicks into Gear

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Case study highlights key lessons learned from the first-ever electric vehicle accelerator community and best-practice tools to increase adoption rates at the local level. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Electrification Coalition (EC), a nonpartisan group of business leaders committed to facilitating the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale, today released a case study documenting the nation’s first…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hang out with an EV Expert and Test Drive EVs this Week!

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The Northern Colorado region is unique for its ability to bring together communities, creating an active, fun, artistic, and innovative culture. Drive Electric Northern Colorado is proud to be a part of this culture with an innovation of its own—electric vehicles (EVs). Over the last few years, the number of EVs on the road in…

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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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Rising Gas Prices Make Driving Electric a Smart Choice

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There are many reasons to go electric, one being the rising price of gas and its impact on your pocketbook. This chart illustrates that gas prices are currently higher than they have been at this time of year over the past few years.  In fact, AAA expects that U.S. drivers will pay more for gas…

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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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