Drive Electric Week – More Events !

Bring your car! Volunteer to tell the EVOC story!

September 20
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jim Smith, Broker/Owner
Golden Real Estate, Inc.
17695 S Golden Road

September 20, 2014, 12nn to 5pm
1840 Delaware Place, Longmont, CO 80501.
We are right next to GE Energy and they have charging stations!
Roma Grace French

Wednesday, September 17
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1720 13th St Boulder Farmers’ Market
& 1300 Canyon Blvd for test drives

Denver Area
September 20th from 11am-2pm
Aspen Grove Mall, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO

Colorado Springs
Thursday, September 18th from 4pm-7pm
First and Main Town Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Ft. Collins
Still trying to find out if there is an event.


Activity 2 – Drive Electric Week – Event in Boulder

Wanted to let everyone know about the Boulder event. There are events also in Denver, Highlands Ranch, C Springs and Longmont. I will post more as soon as i have details. the details for Boulder are in the attached flyer

Driving Change flyer Boulder

the event will be Wednesday September 17, from 4 – 7:00 pm, co-located with the Boulder Farmers’ Market. This is a great opportunity to get the word out, and I will be handing out EVOC literature, showing off my Volt (35,000 miles, 175 mpg), and generally helping out.

Local EV owners are welcome to help out by just parking their vehicles for a couple hours and answering questions about your experience. As an incentive, I’m buying dinner at one of the food stands for any who can help out. Please let me know soon if it’s at least an option for you.

There will be a similar offer to show vehicles at other statewide events, as soon as I know details.


Activity Update – 1

EVOC recently wrote a recommendation in support of a grant applications for charging stations by UCAR, the Universities Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which operates several national laboratory campuses and has a company-wide commitment to sustainability. Our letter:

EV Owners of Colorado, an association of some of the hundreds of electric vehicle owners in Colorado, enthusiastically endorses the UCAR application for a Charge Ahead Colorado grant.

We represent actual EV drivers in this state, and can speak for the varied benefits of these grants. EV infrastructure complements and spurs the much larger investments in sustainability represented by electric vehicle purchases. Further, such investments in EV infrastructure encourage the growth of the EV market, with the benefits to all Colorado residents of cleaner air, a growing clean energy industry, and reduced dependence on oil.

UCAR’s particular grant supports both kinds of benefits. Our members represent the type of employees who will utilize charging stations on a daily basis, with cumulative reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gases.

A UCAR grant also will support the larger societal benefits of electric vehicles. This support will come through their unique role as a research and public education organization. Not only will business visitors to the campuses be exposed to the opportunities presented by EVs, but the thousands of student and tourist visitors to the 24×7 visitor center also will be educated, inspired and equipped to carry the message out into their communities.

We are pleased to see UCAR’s leadership in this important work, and wholeheartedly support this proposal.

Don Dulchinos, President
EV Owners of Colorado

Drive Electric Day Coming Week of September 16

There will be EV events as part of Drive Electric Week in Denver, Colorado Springs, Golden, Longmont and Boulder (so far). When I have definite dates, hopefully this week, I will be asking for volunteers to spend a little time supporting the goals of EVOC. I can also connect you to the event planners if you’d like to take a bigger role or just show off your ride!