Red Rocks electric vehicle (EV) event will feature classic cars with electric makeovers and sleek new models

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August 10, 2022 - Denver/Central Colorado - The EV weekend concludes with a sunset cruise up Mount Evans.

Denver - Coloradans who love classic cars and who love electric vehicles are in for a treat this weekend at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

EV enthusiasts are holding two days of events at and around Red Rocks showcasing conversions of classic cars into electric vehicles as well as displaying a variety of the latest and greatest EVs to come onto the market.

The events, organized by EV promotion venture Ohm on the Range and sponsored in part by CDOT’s Office of Innovative Mobility, kick off Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Origin Hotel Red Rocks with "State of Charge ‘22" a conference on converting internal combustion engine vehicles into EVs. 

Tickets to the conference are sold out, but the electric fun continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower north lot of Red Rocks as “La Vida Volta” showcases electric vehicles old and new. Ever seen an electric 1965 Ford Mustang? How about a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair EV? Or an electric 1964 Ford Galaxy? Maybe your tastes lean more modern with, say, a Lucid Air? Or a Rivian R1T? 

There will be plenty of electric vehicles old and new at this free, family-friendly event that will include exhibit booths, including a CDOT booth with information on how the state is helping transition our transportation system to a zero-emissions future.

Events conclude Saturday with a drive up Colorado 103 (the Mount Evans Scenic Byway) to beautiful Mount Evans.

“This is an event where amazing technology meets amazing scenery,” said Kay Kelly, chief of innovative mobility for CDOT. “We hope folks will come out to Red Rocks to see these incredible electric conversion cars as well as some of the exciting new EVs on the market. This is a great opportunity to see iconic cars from the past and learn more about today’s EVs.”