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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!* For current pricing on some of the EVs available in the Northern Colorado market, click here.

*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.

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Come see how you can live and drive with minimal to no impact! Revive sustainable community and DENC are working together to demonstrate how geothermal and solar-powered homes work great with EV drivers!

May 23 from 2pm-5pm at 251 Urban Prairie Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ea8af2fa5fd0-revive

Loveland Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn with a Ride and Drive

Join us at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce to test drive up to 8 different models of electric vehicles! We will be doing a Lunch & Learn presentation to educate members of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce about EVs, followed by a test drive event. This is a private event, but you can sign up to volunteer below.

May 28 from 11:30am-1pm, at 5400 Stone Creek Cir, Loveland, CO 80538.

Volunteer here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094EA8AF2FA5FD0-loveland1

The Old Town Car Show

DENC is taking a spin on a classic! Stop by the South corner of Mountain and Matthews in Old Town to test up to 8 different models of the latest in automotive history… electric vehicles!

May 30 from 10am-3pm, at the intersection of Mountain and Matthews in Old Town Fort Collins.

Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ea8af2fa5fd0-oldtown

Open Streets Fort Collins 

Open Streets events invite people to experience public streets in new ways. By temporarily closing streets to traffic, Open Streets provides a safe and comfortable space for people to walk, bicycle, jog, rollerblade and play! DENC fits with Open Streets by supporting a clean transportation option and by helping local businesses learn about the numerous EV programs for businesses. We will be doing a smaller version of a Ride and Drive so event guests can experience EVs first-hand!

June 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Elizabeth between Shields and Overland, Fort Collins, CO, 80521.

Sign up to volunteer here.

Rotary Club Presentation and Ride and Drive

This is a private Ride and Drive, but you can sign up to volunteer here.

June 10 from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Airpark District Block Party


Horse and Dragon Brewery, Frameworks Timber, Gallegos Sanitation and Drive Electric Northern Colorado are hosting a block party featuring EV test drives! Stop by the Horse and Dragon Brewery to experience some of Fort Collins’ tastiest food trucks, network with Airpark businesses, a chance to win awesome giveaway prizes, and the opportunity to test drive up to 8 different EV models.

June 19 from 1:30 pm-6:30pm at Horse and Dragon Brewery, 124 Racquette Drive, Fort Collins, CO, 80524.

Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ea8af2fa5fd0-airpark

NoCo Small Business Festival

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Join Drive Electric NoCo at the NoCo small business festival to test drive up to 8 different EV models! We will be hosting special private

test drives for Small business vendors prior to the start of the event.

June 20 at Nyx & Nox Nightclub 6520 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO, 80525.
9:30am-11am: Private test drives for vendors,
11am-3pm: EV test drives for event attendees.

 Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ea8af2fa5fd0-noco

CSU Powerhouse Ride and Drive

Join us at the CSU Powerhouse to test drive up to 8 different models of electric vehicles! DENC will be putting on a Ride and Drive for students, staff, and employees of the Powerhouse. The Powerhouse Energy Campus is a 100,000 square-foot LEED Platinum energy research complex, home to numerous research and policy centers, laboratories and start-ups. Join us for barbecue and electric vehicle test drives on June 25th!

June 25th from 11am-1pm at 430 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Volunteer here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094EA8AF2FA5FD0-csupowerhouse1

We are working on several more upcoming events and will keep you posted as soon as details are finalized!  

Please contact Annie (afreyschlag@electrificationcoalition.org) or Ryan (rshepler@electrificationcoalition.org)  if you are interested in hosting a Ride and Drive event.


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.