ELECTRIFY! Colorado Symposium Presentations

 

Thank you once more to everyone who attended the ELECTRIFY! Colorado Symposium.  Below are links to the presentations given at the symposium.  Please contact Matt Mines for any additional questions about the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program.

RAQC/NREL Release Electric Vehicle Study

 

The RAQC, along with its partners – the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Colorado Energy Office and Colorado Department of Transportation – released the findings of a new study on statewide priority electric vehicle (EV) charging locations: Electric Vehicles in Colorado: Anticipating Consumer Demand for Direct Current Fast Charging. See press release.

This report comes on the heels of a companion study released last week by the City and County of Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) – Denver’s Opportunity for Vehicle Electrification: Overcoming Charging Challenges to Maximize Air Quality Benefits – which was funded by a grant from the RAQC. See press release.

Charge Ahead Colorado Awarded Projects

 

Charge Ahead Colorado is a jointly managed program between the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) to incentivize the deployment of charging stations (EVSE) and electric vehicles (EV). Both RAQC and CEO are funding charging stations. RAQC funding is open to all public and private entities. Only RAQC is funding electric vehicle purchases.  Electric vehicle funding is focused on those entities not eligible for the state income tax credit. All interested parties are required to submit the project application. For more information on Charge Ahead Coloradoa summary of funding amounts, criteria, eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

For a current list of projects funded through the Charge Ahead Colorado program click here.

 

Charge Ahead Colorado Receives DRCOG’s 2017 Metro Vision Award

 

Charge Ahead Colorado receives a 2017 Metro Vision Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). DRCOG’s Metro Vision Award program recognizes exemplary projects, plans and initiatives that significantly improve the quality of life in the Denver region and its communities.

“By designing a program that is flexible enough to support local government efforts to increase sustainability, reduce fleet costs, reduce air pollution or wire their workplaces to support employee adoption of EVs – the program isn’t just one size fits all,” said Steve McCannon, mobile sources program director for the Regional Air Quality Council.

Read the DRCOG press release here and watch the award video below.