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Coloradans looking for EV battery recycling don’t have many places to go

The future arrives in Eric Sumpter’s back shop partially disassembled, in grease-stained cardboard boxes, looking a bit exhausted.  Hybrid and electric vehicle batteries show up at MileHybrid Automotive because it’s one of the only places state officials can identify that accepts them for refurbishing. Or, if they’ve been folded like an accordion in an accident […]

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Auto dealers say electric car mandate — a cornerstone of Colorado’s clean air quest — is a threat to tradition

During World War II when Ford stopped making cars to focus on war efforts, O’Meara Ford had to figure out what to sell instead. Founder Alfred O’Meara and his son Alfred Jr. shrewdly stocked the Denver dealership with every automobile part he could get. The parts store blossomed into a national wholesale business. And O’Meara, […]

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An electric car for under $10,000? Used EVs becoming a more affordable, but risky, new market

When Maria DiBiase Eisemann went to Tynan’s Nissan in Fort Collins to turn in her leased Nissan Leaf last fall, she left the dealership as owner of the same electric vehicle. But it wasn’t for her. It was for teenage daughter. “It’s the greatest thing because it doesn’t go far, and she doesn’t have to […]