FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2023
Bonnie Trowbridge, Drive Clean Colorado
COLORADO ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH WITH EVS
Several Earth Day events around Colorado will feature electric vehicles
[DENVER, CO] – Throughout April, many cities and organizations will be hosting a variety of Earth Day celebrations across the state of Colorado. Drive Electric Colorado will be in attendance to serve as a go-to EV resource for Coloradans, answering questions about what it’s like to drive electric, charging infrastructure, state and federal tax incentives, rebates, and more. Attendees of these events will have the opportunity to experience electric vehicles first hand, through EV showcases and ride & drives, and to learn more about the benefits of driving electric.
Public interest in electric vehicles is rapidly increasing. According to data from TrueCar, 59% of consumers are "EV Considerers," or individuals either somewhat or extremely likely to purchase and drive an electric vehicle. Not only is this percentage of interest on the rise, but the number of "EV rejectors" has continued to shrink. Now more than ever, it is important to provide people with opportunities to experience electric vehicles first hand, and provide resources to help in making informed decisions.
Englewood Earth Day EV Showcase
The City of Englewood is hosting an Earth Day EV Showcase event. Drive Electric Colorado will be at the event providing electric vehicle education and resources for Xcel Energy's EV incentives and programs. There will be food and electric vehicles on display.
El Pueblo Museum Earth Day Festival EV Ride and Drive
El Pueblo Museum
April 22, 11:00 am — 4:00 pm
The El Pueblo History Museum is hosting an Indigenous Music and Arts Festival this Earth Day. This family-friendly event will feature local Indigenous musicians, dance groups, artists, and activities for kids. Eco-focused community organizations will have educational booths and programming. Among these organizations, Drive Electric Colorado will be hosting an electric vehicle showcase from 11am-4pm and an electric vehicle ride and drive from 12–3pm. All are welcome to learn more about EVs, EV incentives from Black Hills Energy, and experience a variety of other vendors and food trucks.
More information here
Lakewood Earth Day EV Ride and Drive
Heritage Belmar Park
April 22, 11:00am – 5:00pm
The City of Lakewood is hosting an Earth Day celebration featuring a variety of sustainably-minded vendors, food trucks, music, kid-friendly activities, and best of all – electric vehicles! Drive Electric Colorado will be hosting an electric vehicle showcase from 11am-5pm and an EV ride & drive event from 12–4pm. Plus, we’ll be sharing information about Xcel Energy’s EV/charging programs and rebates.
Phil Long and UCCS EV Ride & Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado Springs
April 24, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
The Phil Long EV Outlet and The University of Colorado Springs (UCCS) are hosting an electric vehicle Ride & Drive event at the UCCS campus in Colorado Springs. This event will include electric vehicles from Phil Long, a featured dealer of Drive Electric Colorado. Drive Electric Colorado will be present at the event to provide educational EV resources and spread awareness on EV incentives and programs. All are welcome to stop by, enjoy food & good company, and test drive electric vehicles.
San Isabel Electric EV Ride and Drive
122 W. 6th Street
April 25, 8:30 am — 3:30 pm
An electric vehicle Ride and Drive event will be hosted by San Isabel Electric Association in Walsenburg, Colorado. From 8:30am‑3:30pm attendees can test drive a Tesla Y or Nissan Leaf at this electric vehicle experience. Sign up for a test drive in advance here.
Erie Annual Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration
Erie Post Park
April 29, 10:00 am — 1:00 pm
Join the Annual Erie Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration that'll include an EV showcase and demonstration at Erie Post Park. Drive Electric Colorado will be in attendance, providing EV education and spreading awareness on Xcel Energy's incentives and programs. Arbor Day/Earth Day is a FREE event sponsored by the Town of Erie Parks Division, the Town of Erie Sustainability Division, Town of Erie Tree Board, and the Town of Erie Sustainability Board. This is a family friendly celebration with fun activities for all!
More information here.
Bob Burger Recreation Center parking lot and Open Space Outdoor Classroom
April 29, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Amigos de Mexico Children's Day Celebration
Aurora Science & Tech
April 29, 11:00 am — 2:00 pm
Experience Electric Road Show: Grand Junction CLEER Ride & Drive
Grand Junction, CO
Lincoln Park Barn
April 30, 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
CLEER is hosting an Electric Road Show Experience at the Lincoln Park Barn in Grand Junction, Colorado. Join in for an EV101, where you'll learn about electric vehicles, rebates, & tax credits for new and used EVs. This will be followed by an outdoor electric vehicle ride and drive event where attendees can test-drive EVs & e‑bikes, talk to EV owners, ask questions and get free, unbiased advice. Free music and childcare are available at this event. Register here.
About Drive Clean Colorado, a Clean Cities Coalition
Drive Clean Colorado (formerly Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition) is a non-profit member organization that delivers a variety of programs to support equitable clean transportation and efficient mobility choices with the goal of reducing greenhouse gases for cleaner, healthier air for Colorado. Drive Clean Colorado is one of 75 unique Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions across the U.S. that work locally to foster the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security and advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and fuel-saving technologies and practices. Drive Clean Colorado partners with other regional organizations in the state to run the Drive Electric Colorado initiative which is a clearinghouse for all things EV in Colorado. Learn more at DriveCleanColorado.org, and follow along on Twitter and LinkedIn.