FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2022
Amber King, Drive Clean Colorado
COLORADO ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATE EARTH MONTH WITH EVS
Several events around the state will feature electric vehicles
[DENVER, CO] – Many organizations will be hosting events around Colorado to celebrate Earth Day, and Drive Electric Colorado will be there to give Coloradoans the opportunity to experience electric vehicles firsthand to encourage adoption for a more earth-friendly transportation future.
The Drive Electric Colorado team will be on hand at these events to answer questions about what it’s like to drive an EV, chargers (both at home and on the road), state and federal tax incentives, rebates, and more.
Each year, it’s becoming increasingly clear that EVs are here to stay and represent the future of clean, pollution-free driving. A recent survey by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists shows that over 60 percent of prospective car buyers in the U.S. are interested in electric vehicles; public interest, across geography and income level, is growing.
“When people think of ways to take care of our planet on Earth Day, switching to an electric vehicle usually comes to mind,” said Julia Davila, Communication and Engagement Manager at Drive Clean Colorado, the organization behind Drive Electric Colorado. “But many people have no experience with EVs and have many questions, from technical aspects to charging logistics. These events are a way to have those questions answered by real-world EV owners and EV experts.”
Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s “Climate Action In Our Community”
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
April 21, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
This virtual event will feature a variety of Colorado experts talking about their sustainability work in diverse sectors like food, buildings, outdoor recreation, and more. Drive Electric Colorado will be sharing initiatives around electric vehicle adoption here in the state and will speak more broadly about the role of green transportation.
Phil Long EV Outlet Earth Day Clinic
Colorado Springs, CO
Phil Long EV Outlet
April 22, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
The Phil Long EV Outlet is celebrating Earth Day by showcasing a variety of pre-owned EVs at their dealership, offering test drives, and holding educational sessions, run by the Drive Electric Colorado team.
Lakewood Earth Day EV Ride and Drive
Heritage Belmar Park
April 23, 11:00am – 6:00pm
The City of Lakewood is hosting an Earth Day celebration with a variety of sustainably-minded vendors, food trucks, music, kid-friendly activities, and best of all – electric vehicles! Test-drive a variety of EVs from dealerships and electric bikes from E‑bike of Colorado. Plus, we’ll be sharing information about Xcel Energy’s EV/charging programs and rebates.
McGregor Shelter, Erie Community Park
April 30, 9:45am – 1:00pm
Chat with the Drive Electric Colorado team and Volunteer EV Coaches about everything EVs, Xcel Energy EV/charging programs and rebates, and discover a variety of vendors from solar to renewable energy organizations at this community event.
City of Lafayette Earth Day Everyday EV Showcase
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center
April 30, 10:00am – 2:00pm
The City of Lafayette invites community members to enjoy the outdoors and learn about ways to protect the Earth, fight climate change, and create a sustainable Lafayette in our everyday lives. Plus, Drive Electric Colorado is hosting Lafayette’s Electric Vehicle Showcase. Check out the latest EV models and learn ways to save money when switching to electric, like Xcel Energy’s programs and rebates.
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.