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Winter Drive Clean Connection

February 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Drive Clean Colorado and Pueblo Community College invite you to join us at the February Drive Clean Connection on Friday, February 9AM-2:30PM MST. Participate in sessions about Drive Clean Colorado’s new programs in Southern Colorado, clean transportation workforce development, and a tour of Pueblo Community College’s amazing automotive technology department. Lunch will be provided.

This event is hosted in partnership with sponsors Pueblo Community College, Black Hills Energy, Premier Members Credit Union, and San Isabel Electric.

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9:00 – 9:30 am          Registration & Networking

9:30 – 10:00 am         Welcome to Pueblo – Patricia A. Erjavec, Ph.D., Pueblo Community College President 

                                   Drive Clean Colorado Program Updates – Bonnie Trowbridge, Sonja Meintsma, Drive Clean Colorado

                                  Drive Electric Colorado Updates – Julia Davila, Drive Clean Colorado & Robert Strange, Phil Long EV Outlet

10:00 – 10:40           Panel 1: Technical Workforce Needs for Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and Infrastructure 

Moderator: Erik Lundeen, BHE, Electric Vehicle Ready Program Manager 


Joe Garcia, Pueblo Police Department 

Laura Getts, San Isabel Electric Association 

Ben Faricy, The Faricy Boys 

10:40 – 11:15          Panel 2: Technical Training Providers for ZEVs and Infrastructure 

                          Moderator: Mike King, CDOT Innovative Mobility  


James Cordova, Pueblo Community College 

Todd Hetherington, Program Developer for ASE Certifiable Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Courses 

Tony Huskey, EVITP Trainer, Ridgeline Electric 

Dr. Dana Miloaga, EV.THRIVE 

Tom Pacheco, Colorado Department of Transportation 

11:15 – 11:45          Zero Emission Vehicle and Infrastructure Technical Workforce – Round Table (Q&A) 

Moderator: Bonnie Trowbridge, Drive Clean Colorado 

11:45 – 12:00         Pueblo Leading the Way – Guest Speaker TBD

12:00 – 12:45         Automotive Service Technology Overview and Hands-On TourJames Cordova, Pueblo Community College, Department Chair 

12:45 – 1:30           Networking Lunch 

 1:00-2:15              Ride & Drive – Take a ride or drive a variety of electric vehicles that will be on-hand:

          • Chevrolet Bolt – owned by Drive Electric Colorado volunteer Rob Bowers
          • Ford F150 Lightning – owned by Drive Electric Colorado volunteer Les Strickland
          • Ford MachE – owned by Black Hills Energy
          • Ford MachE – owned by Drive Electric Volunteer Marlene Strickland
          • Kia Niro (Tentative) – provided by Phil Long EV Outlet
          • NEW! Nikola TRE (class 8 electric truck) – provided by Wagner Equipment
          • Nissan LEAF – Display only, provided by San Isabel Electric Association
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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004 United States
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