April 20, 2023


April 20, 2023

Bon­nie Trow­bridge, Dri­ve Clean Colorado

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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

Engle­wood, CO

April 22

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

Pueblo, CO

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

Lake­wood, CO

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.

More details here



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

Walsen­burg, CO

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, CO

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.



Lafayette Earth Day

Lafayette, CO

Bob Burg­er Recre­ation Cen­ter park­ing lot and Open Space Out­door Classroom

April 29, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Lafayette's Earth Day, Every day event is a fam­i­ly-friend­ly and inter­ac­tive cel­e­bra­tion to cre­ate a more sus­tain­able Lafayette. Join in on the fun includ­ing music, sus­tain­able mak­ers mar­ket, live ani­mal shows, and more. Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado will host an elec­tric vehi­cle show­case at the event and will be present to pro­vide EV resources and answer EV questions.



Ami­gos de Mex­i­co Children's Day Celebration

Auro­ra, CO

Auro­ra Sci­ence & Tech

April 29, 11:00 am — 2:00 pm

Stop by Auro­ra Sci­ence & Tech and join the Ami­gos De Mex­i­co cel­e­bra­tion of Children's day. This event that'll will have food, fun, and elec­tric vehi­cles to check out includ­ing the new Nis­san Ariya. Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado will be at this cel­e­bra­tion host­ing an elec­tric vehi­cle show­case as well as an EV ride & dri­ve. Resources on elec­tric vehi­cle edu­ca­tion will be pro­vid­ed such as infor­ma­tion on Xcel Energy's EV incen­tives and programs.




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, and fol­low along on Twit­ter and LinkedIn.

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