Grand Prize – home charging unit from ZEF Energy, Est. value $995.
ZEF Energy’s ZEFNET 240V Level 2 charging station. ZEF Energy is an EV charging company that offers a high-value smart charging solution. They collaborate with ClipperCreek to offer a very durable smart charger (hardware) and provide their own software and network additions for added functionality and benefits. Their products are U.S. made (manufactured in MN, WI, and CA). Thank you ZEF Energy for donating this grand prize!
*The prize includes hardware and smart charging software functionality, but does not include installation or any other costs, which will be the responsibility of the winner.
Two additional prizes will be drawn. One will be a $50 gift card. Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will also be donating a prize with an expected value of approximately $30.
How To Enter
The grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received between September 1, 2020 and 11:59 pm Mountain Time on October 4, 2020. A second drawing for the gift card will occur after the Grant Prize winner is selected. NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
There are three optional ways to enter the drawing, and participants may enter the drawing multiple times. You do not need to do all of these actions, but you are welcome to if you want to maximize your number of entries. Limitations apply. See rules for complete details.
Register for and view a free educational webinar about electric vehicles (EVs) for two entries. This webinar is available on-demand to watch at your convenience. The webinar provides an introduction to EVs, charging, and the benefits of EVs. To qualify for entries in this category, participants should register and attend the Zoom webinar on electric vehicles hosted by the American Lung Association within the active time frame of the Challenge. Limit two drawing entries per participant for viewing the webinar.
Test Drive 2-5 Vehicles
3 Entries/Test Drive
Test drive a new or used electric vehicle at an auto dealership for 3 entries per test drive. Local dealerships known to have EVs available are listed below. In order to qualify for these entries participants must test drive an electric vehicle at a minimum of two unique Colorado dealerships and complete the entry form (below) for each test drive. Each submitted test drive will give the participant three entries into the drawing. Limit of one submission per participant per test drive. Limit of five total test drive submissions per participant.
Post on Social Media
Make a post on social media for one entry. See social media post guidelines. Limit one post per participant per eligible social media platform. Limit three total social media post entries per participant. Participants need to use the hashtag #EVTestChallenge to have entries tracked.
The contest is open to residents of Colorado, age 18 and older. A person entering is only eligible to win one prize. All prize drawings are expected to conclude by October 10, 2020.
Prize is not transferable, and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made. Prizes must be accepted in writing via email within 7 days after the American Lung Association emails the winner to notify them that they have been chosen. If the chosen individual declines a prize, a runner up will be chosen using the same method. The American Lung Association is the sole sponsor of the “EV Test Drive Challenge” and is solely responsible for this promotion and prizes associated.
Southern Colorado EV Dealerships
Local dealers known to have EV inventory recently – availability subject to change.
Please use their websites or call to schedule your test drives. We encourage you to ask about their vehicle cleaning procedures and other safety steps they are currently taking prior to a test drive.
|Colorado Springs||(Alphabetical by brand)||(Website link)|
|Audi e-tron & |
Q5 e Hybrid
|Audi Colorado Springs|
|BMW i3 & X5 xDrive45e||Winslow BMW|
|Chevrolet Bolt||Daniels Long Chevrolet|
|Chevrolet Bolt||Mike Maroon Chevrolet|
|Chrysler Pacifica (Plug-in) Hybrid||Faricy Boys|
|Hyundai Kona EV||Phil Long Chapel Hills|
|Hyundai Ioniq EV & |
|Phil Long Motor City|
|Jaguar I-PACE||Jaguar Colorado Springs|
|Kia Niro EV & Niro PHEV||Peak Kia|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||Bob Penkhus Mitsubishi|
|Nissan LEAF||South Colorado Springs Nissan|
|Nissan LEAF||Woodmen Nissan|
|Porsche Taycan||Porsche Colorado Springs|
|Volvo XC60 PHEV & XC90 PHEV||Bob Penkhus Volvo|
|Zero Motorcycles||Pikes Peak Motorsport|
|Chevrolet Bolt||Lindner Chevrolet|
|Chevrolet Bolt||Morehart Murphy GM|
|Kia Niro PHEV||Durango Kia|
|Nissan LEAF||Nissan of Durango|
|Chrysler Pacifica (Plug-in) Hybrid||Grand Junction Chrysler|
|Kia Niro PHEV||Red Rock Kia|
|Nissan LEAF||Red Rock Nissan|
|Members of the GCEA can test drive their Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3.||GCEA member test drive program.|
|Chevrolet Bolt||Spradley Chevy|
|Chrysler Pacifica (Plug-in) Hybrid||Pueblo Chrysler|
|Honda Clarity PHEV||Vidmar Honda|
|Kia Niro PHEV||Spradley Kia|
|Tesla||All Models||Tesla sells directly to customers |
and can arrange test drives
on their website.
Test driving used electric vehicles is eligible for entries to the prize drawing if you find them available. Websites like Cars.com may help in searching for a used EV at local dealerships.
If you are aware of new EVs available at other dealerships in Southern Colorado, please contact us to add to this list.
Test Drive Entry Form
Use the following form to submit your test drives for entries into the prize drawings. If needed, scroll to complete the 5 required questions & 2 optional questions, then hit the submit button at the bottom of the form. If there are problems with the form below, you can also complete the entry form on this webpage. Please submit an entry form separately for each test drive of a different electric vehicle model you complete. Up to 5 test drives of different vehicles are eligible for entries.
- EV Info List – A comprehensive list of all electric vehicle models available somewhere in the U.S., along with important data for helping select which ones will work best for your needs. Not all of the models listed are sold in Colorado, but it may help select your top priorities for test drives with those offered in the list above.
- Colorado state tax credit information – Up to $4,000 may be available for purchasing a new electric passenger vehicle or $2,000 for leasing. See this pdf for full details.
- Federal tax credit information – A federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchasing an electric vehicle may be available, depending on the battery size and vehicle manufacturer.
- Overview of electric vehicles and charging – Information from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center. Similar information is available in this pdf.
- Charging stations in Colorado: