Colorado Organizations Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

September 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sep­tem­ber 21, 2021

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Amber King, Dri­ve Clean Colorado

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COLORADO ORGANIZATIONS CELEBRATE NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK

Sev­er­al events will take place around the state to high­light elec­tric vehicles

 

[DENVER, CO] – Many orga­ni­za­tions will be host­ing events around Col­orado to high­light the cli­mate, clean-air ben­e­fits and cost-sav­ings of elec­tric vehi­cles as part of the 11th annu­al Nation­al Dri­ve Elec­tric Week, Sep­tem­ber 25–October 3, coor­di­nat­ed by Plug In Amer­i­ca.

 

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, Xcel Ener­gy rebates, and more. 

Colorado’s events are part of more than 180 across the nation (and around the world) where elec­tric vehi­cle own­ers and their com­mu­ni­ties will hold online webi­na­rs, elec­tric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tail­gate par­ties, recog­ni­tion of lead­ers pro­mot­ing EVs, launch­es of new pub­lic EV charg­ing sta­tions and oth­er pub­lic events.

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. 

“These events are excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ties for indi­vid­u­als to expe­ri­ence an EV for the first time,” said Bon­nie Trow­bridge, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Dri­ve Clean Col­orado, the orga­ni­za­tion behind Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado. “Many peo­ple we talk to are inter­est­ed in EVs but have no expe­ri­ence with them 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.”

 

4CORE Ride & Dri­ve Event

Duran­go, CO

La Pla­ta Coun­ty Fairgrounds

Sep­tem­ber 25, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Local elec­tric vehi­cle own­ers will be show­ing off their cars and giv­ing you the scoop on what own­ing an EV is like. Deal­er­ships will also be on hand to answer ques­tions and pro­vide infor­ma­tion. Stick around to try Durango’s newest food truck, Tacos La Carranza!

 

Peak Kia’s Live Green Event

Lit­tle­ton, CO

Peak Kia Littleton

Sep­tem­ber 25, 10:00 am — 2:00 pm

The deal­er­ship will be host­ing sev­er­al eco-friend­ly busi­ness­es and orga­ni­za­tions on-site to inspire oth­ers to join the green move­ment. Atten­dees will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to talk with each orga­ni­za­tion about what ser­vices they have to offer and get the chance to check out the Kia Niro EV – if you pur­chase one, Peak Kia will give you $1,000 towards elec­tri­cal ser­vice updates at your home! Lunch will also be pro­vid­ed for atten­dees cour­tesy of Peak Kia.

 

Ener­gy Day STEM EV Event

Den­ver, CO

East High School

Sep­tem­ber 25, 11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Ener­gy Day is Colorado’s first FREE fam­i­ly fes­ti­val show­cas­ing exhibits focused on sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM). Ener­gy Day will fea­ture excit­ing exhibits and inter­ac­tive demon­stra­tions that will teach stu­dents and their fam­i­lies about var­i­ous forms of ener­gy and how through STEM edu­ca­tion, they can find an excit­ing career in the ener­gy indus­try. The Den­ver Elec­tric Vehi­cle Coun­cil and Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado will be show­cas­ing EVs to help stu­dents learn more about elec­tric vehi­cles, their tech­nol­o­gy, and future job oppor­tu­ni­ties in the sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion space.

 

Col­orado Springs EV Club’s EV Car Show

Col­orado Springs, CO

Bass Pro Shops

Sep­tem­ber 25, 8:30 am — 12:00 pm

Learn from Pikes Peak region EV dri­vers and enthu­si­asts about the thrill of own­ing and dri­ving an EV, charg­ing at home, nev­er hav­ing to go to a gas sta­tion, sav­ings com­pared to gas cars, and avail­abil­i­ty of pub­lic charg­ing points enabling trav­el in an elec­tric vehi­cle, and more. Cur­rent mod­els of a vari­ety of elec­tric vehi­cles (EV) from the Col­orado Springs EV Club will be on dis­play and their own­ers avail­able to answer questions.

 

For­ney Muse­um of Trans­porta­tion Elec­tric Car Show

Brighton, CO

For­ney Muse­um of Transportation

Sep­tem­ber 26, 9:00 am — 12:30 pm

The For­ney Muse­um of Trans­porta­tion is host­ing an Elec­tric Car Show on Sep­tem­ber 26th with an amaz­ing col­lec­tion of elec­tric vehi­cles to learn about, includ­ing a 1916 Detroit Elec­tric Opera Coupe, 1973 Porsche 911 RSR EV – Pikes Peak, 2017 BMW i3 REx, 2021 VW ID 4 Pro, 2021 Tes­la Mod­el Y, and 2021 Mini Coop­er SE among oth­ers. Atten­dees can also vis­it the Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado table to learn more about EVs and the EV lifestyle.

 

Phil Long EV Out­let Ride and Drive

Col­orado Springs, CO

Phil Long EV Outlet

Octo­ber 2, 10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Phil Long EV Out­let invites the pub­lic to expe­ri­ence the lat­est inno­va­tions in EVs by bring­ing a wide array of vehi­cles togeth­er in one place to cel­e­brate Nation­al Dri­ve Elec­tric Week.  Experts will be on hand to answer ques­tions about EVs, charg­ing sta­tions, range anx­i­ety, tax incen­tives and relat­ed EV top­ics. Activ­i­ties will take place around Motor City includ­ing test dri­ves, edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties plus food and entertainment. 

 

Long­mont Dri­ves Elec­tric Fair

Long­mont, CO

Boul­der Coun­ty Fairgrounds

Octo­ber 3rd, 11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Sus­tain­able Resilient Long­mont and part­ners will show­case new and used elec­tric cars, elec­tric bikes, and pri­vate­ly owned EV's in a fun fes­ti­val atmos­phere.  Activ­i­ties include food trucks, music, kids’ activ­i­ties and lots of info on dri­ving and own­ing an EV. 

Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado experts will be on-site to help poten­tial EV buy­ers under­stand how to charge and ser­vice their vehi­cle, but the real high­light will be inter­act­ing with EV own­ers to learn about their expe­ri­ences own­ing and dri­ving elec­tric cars.

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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 clear­ing house for all things EV in Col­orado. Learn more at DriveCleanColorado.org, and fol­low along on Twit­ter and LinkedIn

 

About Plug In Amer­i­ca: Plug In Amer­i­ca is the nation’s lead­ing inde­pen­dent con­sumer voice for accel­er­at­ing the use of plug-in elec­tric vehi­cles in the Unit­ed States. Formed as a non-prof­it in 2008, Plug In Amer­i­ca pro­vides prac­ti­cal, objec­tive infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed from our coali­tion of plug-in vehi­cle dri­vers, through pub­lic out­reach and edu­ca­tion, pol­i­cy work and a range of tech­ni­cal advi­so­ry ser­vices. Our exper­tise rep­re­sents the world’s deep­est pool of expe­ri­ence of dri­ving and liv­ing with plug-in vehi­cles. We dri­ve elec­tric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org

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