Aspen will be part of EV Rally of the Rockies on Oct. 3
Seven electric vehicles will take a fall-colors road rally Friday, leaving from Aspen, Vail and Grand Junction and traveling through communities equipped with vehicle-charging stations. The EV Rally of the Rockies ends with a party in Carbondale.
The Aspen leg will start at 2 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting event for the city’s new electric-vehicle charging station in the Rio Grande Parking Garage. The Level 2, dual-plug station is located just inside the parking structure.
The drivers will head out of town at 2:45 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Speakers for the ribbon-cutting will be Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron; Greg Rucks, of Rocky Mountain Institute; CORE Executive Director Mona Newton; city of Aspen Utilities Efficiency Manager Jeff Rice; and Garfield Clean Energy Chairman Allyn Harvey.
Drivers for the Aspen rally leg are two Rocky Mountain Institute staffers: Laurie Guevara-Stone, driving a Nissan Leaf, and Amy Westervelt, driving an electric Ford Focus. They’ll drive from downtown Aspen to the new public charging station on the Midland Spur in Basalt, stopping there for a 60-minute charge before continuing on to Carbondale.
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Launch events also are set for 11:30 a.m. in Grand Junction and 1:30 p.m. in Vail. Finish-line festivities will be in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue in downtown Carbondale from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Students from Colorado Mountain College’s Isaacson School for New Media will ride along on each of the rally legs, sending out tweets and filming the rally for a documentary video. To follow the rally, look for the hashtag #EVRallyCO.
The EV Rally of the Rockies is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy; CLEER; CORE; the municipalities of Aspen, Grand Junction and Vail; and Colorado Mountain College. Sponsors for the event are Fuoco Motor Co., of Grand Junction, Mountain Chevrolet, of Glenwood Springs, and Alpine Bank.
For complete information, visit http://www.garfieldcleanenergy.org.
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