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Posted on: September 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local EV Seminars Spark Interest in Electric Vehicles & Use

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-September 7, 2021-A spark is often all it takes to fire up things and that same ideal looks to ignite interest in electric vehicles and their use through a series of EV Seminars running through Fall. The program is a partnership between Northwest Colorado Clean Cities, Yampa Valley Electric Association, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, and the city.

“These events look to improve awareness of the benefits and performance of EVs among residents, businesses and visitors,” said Winnie DelliQuadri, Special Projects/Intergovernmental Services Manager for the city. “The comprehensive series moves through EV Basics to Charging 101 to ultimately Ride & Drive opportunities so see firsthand how these vehicles perform in our mountain community.” 

The four seminars, which take place between Sept. 13 and Nov. 1, share information about tips, EV costs and benefits, electric rates and Colorado and Steamboat Springs EV plans. The following sessions are currently scheduled: 

EV Seminars

  • EV 101 – Monday, September 13 - 6-7 PM | Citizens Hall
  • EV Models – Monday, October 4 - 6-7 PM | Citizens Hall
  • EV Ride & Drive – Saturday, October 23 - 10 AM – 4 PM | Howelsen Rodeo Grounds
  • EV Charging 101 – Monday, November 1 - 6-7 PM | Citizens Hall

As part of the October Ride & Drive event, the city will host a ribbon cutting for the new EV charging stations located in the Howelsen Rodeo parking lot. Those interested in driving one of the EV models will be required to sign up in advance. Test drives for a variety of EV models will be limited to a 5 minute test drive followed by a 10 minute Q&A about that vehicle. 

DYK? The US Federal Tax Credit gives your business 30% of the total cost of purchasing and installing a ChargePoint Electric Vehicle charging station. Must purchase and install by December 31, 2021 and claim the credit on your federal tax return. Maximum credit per address is $30,000.  There are also a rebate for a residential charging station from YVEA, as well as various rebates and tax credits for the purchase of certain Electric Vehicles.

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Additional information on the seminars as well as EV programs across the city can be found at


Winnie DelliQuadri, Special Projects/IGS Manager, 970.871.8257 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email 

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