eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

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eGo CarShare to Receive ColoradoBiz Inaugural Green Colorado Award

Denver, CO, June 25, 2014 – eGo CarShare is proud to be the recipient of ColoradoBiz Magazine’s inaugural Green Colorado award as a “Firm on a Greener Path.”

eGo CarShare, a local nonprofit, is one of 50 Colorado organizations to win this first-ever award, and one of only four in the transportation category, along with B-Cycle, Denver International Airport, and Green Garage.

Starting out with just one car in 1997, eGo CarShare has grown into a fleet of 52 fuel-efficient vehicles. Using a roundtrip model that supplements existing public transit options, each eGo CarShare vehicle replaces 9-13 personally owned vehicles. Members report driving less while increasing their walking, biking, and transit use. On average, each member experiences a reduction of 1,951 vehicle miles traveled per year and avoids emitting 1.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

The Green Colorado Awards event on June 26th offers an opportunity to recognize Colorado companies whose sustainable initiatives are setting new industry standards. The event will include a special tribute to green champions in nine industry categories and a keynote address by Hunter Lovins of Natural Capitalism Solutions.

ABOUT eGo CarShare

eGo CarShare is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit carsharing organization serving the Denver-Boulder metro area. Our mission is to provide and promote alternatives to individual car ownership, thereby reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with motor vehicle use.

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Frasier Meadow’s Classic Car Show

This weekend I had the opportunity to represent eGo CarShare at a car show at the Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder. It was a great event since people from the community were invited to bring their vintage cars over for display. Many of the cars on display were Model A Fords which were produced in the 1930s. There was also a vintage Pontiac as well as a Chevy Truck. It was refreshing to see all these colorful classics since it added some variety to the mundane designs we see around us today.

Among these classics stood a vehicle of the modern era – The All-Electric Nissan Leaf. I was asked to take the Leaf over for the car show as part of eGo CarShare’s contribution towards the event. It was amazing to see the 2012 Nissan Leaf parked next to a 1930′s Model A Ford. This image depicted the brilliant advancement of technology over the last century.

It was my first time driving an electric vehicle. It was an awesome experience since the car was so quiet and had a great pickup. Getting a range of 80-100 miles on a single charge also seemed very cool, especially for city purposes. Picking it up and returning it to its charging station at Alfalfas was also very straightforward. After dropping it off at Alfalfas, I kept thinking to myself, once you drive an electric vehicle, you don’t want to drive anything else!

- Akshay Gavai

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