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Electric vehicles on display in Aspen, Glenwood

Staff report

Drivers and passengers are invited to check out new plug-in electric cars at the Community Picnic in Aspen on Sept. 11 and in Glenwood Springs on Sept. 13, as the valley celebrates National Drive Electric Week.

These free events offer motorists a chance to check out several models of plug-in electric vehicles, hear about tax credits for electric vehicle purchases, and learn more about options for charging at home, at work and at the growing number of public charging stations across the state and country.

The Aspen event will be part of the city of Aspen’s annual Community Picnic, set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Aspen Golf Course. The picnic also includes a free barbecue lunch, games and activities for children.

The Glenwood Springs Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 13, on the 800 block of Cooper Avenue. The event is a half block from the Glenwood Downtown Market, which will be under way that same evening.

Both events are among 188 electric vehicle events happening across the country for National Drive Electric Week, running Sept. 10-18.

The Glenwood Springs event is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy, city of Glenwood Springs, Garfield County Environmental Health, U.S. Forest Service, CORE and CLEER. The city of Aspen’s sponsors include Mountain Chevrolet, Glenwood Springs Ford and Elk Mountain Audi.

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