National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Electric School Buses in Colorado
Denver, CO
Sep 30, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Thursday, September 30, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm MDT
Audience: Denver, CO, Local Area
Panelists: Bethany Aurin, Transportation Director, West Grand Valley School District; Landon Hilliard, Safe Routes Program Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District; Miranda Meadow, Mothers Out Front
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: Buses
Environmental Benefits
Health Benefits
New EVs
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Event Report

During National Drive Electric Week, CoPIRG highlighted that dozens more electric-powered school buses are headed to CO in the coming years to join the two school districts in Boulder and Kremmling that have the first electric buses on the road. Electric-powered school buses are a critical solution in both the fight against climate change and protecting Colorado children from harmful diesel emissions.  CoPIRG is calling on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and get more electric buses on Colorado roads.

We were excited to feature the following speakers:
  • Bethany Aurin, Transportation Director, West Grand Valley School District

  • Landon Hilliard, Safe Routes Program Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District

  • Miranda Meadow, Mothers Out Front

photo by: Alexandra Simon, CoPIRG
Panelists share their experiences getting the first electric school buses on the road, and why parents care, during the webinar.

Event Description


As part of National Drive Electric Week, CoPIRG will host a panel discussion with the school districts in Kremmling and Boulder, featuring Colorado’s first electric school buses. We will talk about obstacles and benefits to getting these pioneer buses on the road, what other districts plan to get them, the next opportunity for schools to apply for grants from the state, the potential impact of federal legislation being considered, and why moms in Colorado care about getting more electric buses on the road for our children’s health.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
3 Models 3

Registered attendees report 46,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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