Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed Thursday May 17 as Electric Vehicle Day in Colorado, and the nonprofit Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC) is planning several educational events in Steamboat Springs to celebrate.
NCCC will host a public education table for Colorado Rides Electric Day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 17 outside the Bud Werner Memorial Library. The public will have a chance to ask questions, learn more and take an educational quiz to try to win a The Electric Ride t-shirt.
NCCC and science teachers at Steamboat Springs and Lowell Whiteman high schools are teaming up to host an interactive lesson at SSHS on Monday May 14. Students will have a chance to learn from a national renewable energy expert, earn T-shirts and talk with owners of several electric cars on display.
The local events are part of Project FEVER, or Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies. For more information, visit
www.NorthColoCleanCities.com or www.ElectricRideColorado.com. Or call NCCC at 970-302-0914.
More than 80 Colorado organizations have come together under the banner of Project FEVER, which is funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant to help prepare Colorado for electric vehicles and charging equipment. This broad, wide-ranging coalition includes educational institutions, municipalities, transit agencies, private industries, other state agencies, regional partners, subcontractors and utilities.