For Immediate Release
Ellen Carey
Director of Media Relations
ecarey@secureenergy.org
direct: 202.461.2382
April 3, 2013

New ‘Drive Electric Northern Colorado’ Website Urges Users to ‘Learn, Experience, and Choose’ Electric Vehicles

Vehicle comparison calculator, charger locator among top features

WASHINGTON – Drive Electric Northern Colorado, a first-of-its-kind, community-wide initiative designed to achieve widespread deployment of plug-in electric vehicles in the Northern Colorado region, today launched its new website designed to provide drivers in the region with all of the information they need to decide whether owning an electric vehicle is the right choice for them.  

Please visit www.DriveElectricNoCo.org to experience the site.  Highlights include:

• A vehicle comparison calculator, allowing users to see the differences in total cost of ownership between different models of electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered vehicles. 
• Important information about available federal and state tax credits for purchasing an electric vehicle. 
• A map application for finding the electric vehicle charging station nearest to any location in the country.
• A blog, featuring the latest news and events updates and guest posts from Northern Colorado citizens and businesses. 
• Electric vehicle model galleries for both individual and commercial consumers.
• Information for commercial vehicle fleet managers interested in integrating electric vehicles into their fleets. 
• Information about how you can become involved in Drive Electric Northern Colorado.

The site also explains the energy security benefits of using electric vehicles to reduce oil dependence in the transportation sector. 

Drive Electric Northern Colorado is a joint partnership of the Electrification Coalition (EC), the City of Fort Collins, the City of Loveland, and Colorado State University.  Founded in 2009, the EC is a nonpartisan, not-for profit group of business leaders committed to reducing oil dependence through the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale.  In its Electrification Roadmap, the EC recommended establishing electric vehicle deployment communities to achieve widespread electrification of the U.S. transportation sector.

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