Fort Collins and Loveland have been selected by the Electrification Coalition to take part in the Drive Electric initiative, which is an opportunity for drivers to test out electric vehicles and consider electric vehicles as their primary mode of transportation. The market is one of just three around the country chosen and it's all kicking off with three back-to-back events February 25 through February 27.

The series will get going at Dellenbach Chevrolet, 3111 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins, with a one-year anniversary party for Drive Electric Northern Colorado from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 25. The event, which is also setup as a thank you to the electric vehicle community of Northern Colorado, will serve as a venue to educate attendees about Drive Electric Northern Colorado, and current electric vehicle owners will share their experiences as well. One lucky person will win a Bosch 240 volt charging station during a drawing to be held at 12:20 p.m. A light lunch will be served, and those who wish to attend the celebration are asked to RSVP by February 21.

Loveland Water and Power is inviting the community to the Passport to Power Open House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 at the Loveland Service Center, 200 N. Wilson Ave.

In addition to checking out electric cars, attendees can learn about electrical equipment, how Loveland electricity is made and about their own energy use. From 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 27 Tynan's Fort Collins Nissan, 5811 S. College Ave., is hosting a celebration in honor of Drive Electric Northern Colorado's one-year anniversary and the unveiling of Tynan's level three charging station.