In recognition of America’s first-ever National Plug In Day, members of the Denver, Colo. Area electric vehicle community gathered for Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition’s (DMCCC) “Show, Shine and Dine” event at Denver’s Sustainability Park Sunday.
As was the case in 19 other U.S. cities which held National Plug In Day Events, multiple EVs were on display in Denver. Many attendees also watched a screening of the new documentary called “What is the Electric Car?”, checked out EV engines, spoke with EV experts and viewed displays by such organizations as Xcel Energy, the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, Imbue Strategy and Canopy Airport Parking.
Among those in attendance was Denver local channel 7news’ Chief Meteorologist, Mike Nelson. Nelson greeted attendees and spoke energetically about the potential behind the EV and solar synergy.
According to those in attendance, Nelson is planning on leading an initiative for 7news to purchase an EV and to build a solar charging station to accompany it.
The Denver National Plug In Day event comes shortly after the announcement of the U.S. Department of Energy’s granting the DMCCC $500,000 as a part of the Community Readiness and Planning for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Funding Opportunity.
After receiving the grant, the DMCCC looks to promote the spread of local electric vehicles around the Denver area by addressing some of the most common barriers faced by EVs, among these a lack of charging infrastructure.