Phil Long EVOutlet’s grand opening ushers in new era of EV driving options

Southern Colorado’s only pre-owned electric and hybrid dealership ready to get more EVs on the roads

Colorado Springs, Colo.—Phil Long EVOutlet, Southern Colorado’s only pre-owned electric and hybrid dealership, will officially celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring leaders from Colorado Springs and CDOT on Thursday, September 30.

The grand opening event is private and will take place from 3-4 p.m. at Phil Long EVOutlet, located at 1338 Motor City Drive in Colorado Springs. Media are encouraged to attend.  Along with Phil Long Dealerships executives, distinguished guest speakers at the grand opening will include Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC President & CEO Dirk Draper and CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew.

As part of Colorado’s statewide push to have a million EVs on its roads by 2030, CDOT is developing a clean transportation plan which includes the expansion of charging stations along the state’s main corridors of I-25 and I-70. By making chargers widely accessible, the state could also see significant environmental benefits including emission reductions as more drivers go electric.

“With the momentum of EV adoption in Colorado steadily increasing, we are eager to provide this outlet with more options for drivers looking to make the switch to electric or hybrid,” said Peter Buckles, General Manager of Phil Long EVOutlet. “We think that drivers will not only like the experience of driving a pre-owned electric vehicle, they will also appreciate the price tag.”

EVOutlet has six charging stations on the premises with plans to increase that number to ten, including two DC Fast Chargers.

Colorado shows strong EV growth compared to the rest of the country. Not only do EVs have a smaller environmental impact than conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, they also carry the promise of additional incentives. For example, both Xcel Energy in Denver and Black Hills Energy in Pueblo are offering $500 to $2,000 to their customers who install EV chargers at their homes or businesses. 

“EVs will save you money in the long run,” added Buckles. “EVs eliminate the need to provide routine servicing for things like oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing and so much more.”

Phil Long EVOutlet is the first dealership in Southern Colorado and Denver to sell pre-owned EV and hybrid vehicles. The outlet had a soft opening on May 8 to begin building its inventory, share charging station opportunities and allow consumers to test drive pre-owned EVs and hybrids.

EVOutlet is also pleased to be the demonstration site for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Community Event on Saturday, October 2. This event is free to the public and designed to get drivers excited about the latest innovations in EVs. Go to driveelectric.codot.gov for more information.

About Phil Long Dealerships

Since 1945, Colorado has been driving Phil Long. We have grown to 18 dealerships located throughout Colorado and New Mexico and employ over 1,200 people. We serve more customers than any other privately-owned company. Phil Long has a reputation of serving and giving back to our communities, which is why Colorado drives Phil Long!

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**Media, we kindly request that you let us know if you are planning to attend and if you would like to schedule an interview with the speakers.

Link to Media Kit for additional information:  https://www.evoutlet.com/ev-outlet-press-kit.htm

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