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Northern Colorado is quickly becoming a leader in plug-in electric vehicle adoption. Visit a DENC Ride and Drive to see why more and more people are driving electric. Try the next generation of transportation and learn how plugging in can save money, reduce our dependence on oil, reduce pollution, and give a superior driving experience. 

Drive a Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Chevy Volt, Ford Energi plug-in, Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and others!*

*We apologize in advance but vehicles for each event are subject to change due to inventory levels – please email info@driveelectricnoco.org with questions about specific events.

‘Green Brick Road’ Bike Tour  green bike tour

September 25th, 12:30 pm City Hall, Fort Collins

Join the City of Fort Collins on a bike tour to learn about a few sustainability projects implemented by various City departments. Meet at City Hall near the Electric Vehicle charging stations

Fireside Chat with Tony Posawatz tony_fisker_thumb

October 10th, 7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m., Odell’s Brewery

Join DENC on October 10th at Odell Brewing Company for a free EV-Inspired beer and a Fireside Chat with Tony Posawatz, who worked as Vehicle Line Director for the Chevrolet Volt from 2006 to 2012.

Posawatz began working with General Motors in 1980. He rose through the ranks from assembly-plant foreman to the executive level, eventually working as Vehicle Line Director for the Volt beginning in 2006. After helping to develop and launch the Volt, Posawatz retired from GM in July 2012. Additionally, Posawatz was previously Chairman of the Board of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).

Posawatz currently serves as President & CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC, an automotive innovation consulting and advisory firm focused on assisting a number of auto clean tech companies. He most recently served as President & CEO of Fisker Automotive, producer of the award-winning Karma plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, from August 2012 to August 2013. He also served on the Fisker Automotive Board of Directors during this timeframe and currently serves on other boards as well.


Downtown Business Association Ride and Drive DBA-Assoc-Mint-Chocolate

October 11th, 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m., Downtown Fort Collins

Join Drive Electric Northern Colorado on October 11th from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. to test drive a variety of Electric Vehicle models including the Nissan LEAF, the Chevy Volt, the BMW i3 and other models. After you test drive an EV at this event you will receive a coupon for a free EV-inspired beer at Odell Brewing Company.

Ride and Drives like this event are a great opportunity to test out a variety of the latest plug-in electric vehicles to see which model will fit your lifestyle. To ensure you have the best experience possible, DENC places EV owners in the front seat for your test drive, allowing you to pick the minds of actual owners to learn about the vehicle.


Cross of the North 

October 10-12th at The Ranch Events Complex

Produced by the Fort Collins Cycling Team, Cross of the North is a 3-day event that showcases the Larimer County lifestyle. The event will not only feature the opportunity to test drive an Electric Car, but you will also be able to enjoy bike racing, a kids zone, vendor expo and more! 

Click here for more info!


Drive Electric Northern Colorado plans to host and participate in events in the region to allow people to learn more about plug-in electric vehicle technology.

Events will include opportunities to learn from experts about:

  • How electric vehicles save you money
  • The great features of different electric vehicle models
  • How to charge electric vehicles
  • The role electric vehicles play in curbing harmful emissions
  • How electric vehicles help reduce U.S. dependence on oil

You will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the newest cars available.

Drive Electric Northern Colorado is also always looking for events where we can partner with interested stakeholders and connect with crowds so please contact us if you have ideas for other events or are interested in joining or hosting an event.  Also, sign up to be notified when we add a new event.


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