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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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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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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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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 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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