DENVER – Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) today announced the latest round of Charge Ahead Colorado grant recipients. Working together as partners, CEO and RAQC provide financial support for electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle charging stations through the Charge Ahead Colorado (CAC) program. CAC program goals are to promote the installation of EV charging stations throughout Colorado, reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate the adoption of EVs. It also supports the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan by helping develop local and regional charging networks across the state.
The current round of CAC grant recipients includes 633 17th Operating LLC, 4740 Flintridge, Atlasta Solar, Boulder County, Boulder Valley School District, Brinkman, City of Aspen, City of Westminster, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, Conscience Bay Company, East West Partners, Golden One Properties, Namaste Solar, Nyland Community Association, Polo Club Condo Association, Pueblo County, SDxCentral LLC and the Town of Fraser. Applicants to CAC must provide a rationale for charging station placement that includes an appropriate level of charger as well as the extent the selected location is likely to serve existing EVs and encourage new EV acquisition. More details about eligibility and available funding can be found in the Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Application Guide.
“Tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks account for almost a third of the air pollution in the United States,” said Steve McCannon, Mobile Sources Director of the RAQC. “With greater adoption of zero-emissions EVs and charging stations, we can enable EV travel throughout Colorado and significantly reduce harmful air pollution caused by motor vehicles.”
“Installing charging infrastructure at locations across the state is critical to growing EV adoption,” said Christian Williss, Director of Transportation Fuels & Technology at CEO. “In this round of funding, CAC grant recipients include workplaces, multi-family housing and community locations – sites that offer Coloradans a variety of convenient charging options.”