May 7, 2023

Steamboat Springs hosts test drives to support city’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan

Kit Geary, Steamboat Pilot & Today

A Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Jeep Rubicon, Nissan Leaf and a variety of Teslas were in the Howelsen Hill parking lot among other electric vehicles on Sunday, May 8, available to anyone who wanted to test drive them.

The EV Ride & Drive Event is an initiative put on by the city of Steamboat Springs and partners — Yampa Valley Electric Association, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, Northern Colorado Clean Cities, EV Range — in an effort to carry out the city’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan adopted in 2021.

Ride & Drive organizer Winnie DelliQuadri works as the city’s Special Projects and Intergovernmental Services manager. She said the event is aimed at promoting the adoption of electric vehicles in the community by taking down barriers that prevent people from purchasing them.