The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado application for electric vehicle (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) funding. At this time, RAQC has funding for both EVSE and EVs for applicants within the Denver Metro Area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson County and parts of Weld County including zip codes 80504, 80513, 80601, 80603, 80621, 80623, 80642, 80651). CEO has funding for EVSE for applicants outside the Denver Metro Area.
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A recent article in the Boulder Daily Camera – “Longmont second city in Colorado to convert sewage byproduct into fuel” – highlights RAQC funding for alternatively fueled trucks. You can read the article here.
The RAQC’s Charge Ahead Colorado program has partnered with the City and County of Denver, Colorado Energy Office and Metro Denver Clean Cities to host two events on Tuesday, Sept. 12 during National Drive Electric Week. The events are:
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 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 Colorado, a 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 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.
The Regional Air Quality Council will be accepting applications for the Charge Ahead Colorado grant funded program, beginning March 1st and concluding March 31st, 2016.
Please contact Matt Mines, Charge Ahead Colorado Program Coordinator, with any questions.
For more information on eligibility and funding caps please see the Charge Ahead Colorado Program Page.
Businesses are attracting talent, promoting sustainability, and exhibiting leadership by providing EV charging for the thousands of employees who drive plug-in electric vehicles in Colorado. Attend this free workshop on Oct. 27 from 4-6:30 p.m. to learn everything about workplace charging and end the day with a networking reception. See flyer for more details.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23rd.
ALT Fuels Colorado is a jointly managed program between the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) by providing incentives and removing barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). Please see below for a list of resources for the ALT Fuels Colorado Program. All interested parties are required to submit the project application.
- Program Overview PDF
- Overview PowerPoint presentation of the program
- Program FAQ’s
- Answers to all questions submitted during the application period will be posted here
- Map of the Program Boundaries
- Funded vehicles must operate within the program boundaries for a minimum of 60% of the time
- Please note this map is best viewed in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The map may not display on some versions of Internet Explorer.
Purchase Order Terms and Conditions
Final Grant Documentation and Reporting Templates
Please see the application for all documentation required for reimbursement and information on reporting requirements.
Other ALT Fuel Resources
- US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center
- US Department of Energy’s fueleconomy.gov
- Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition
- Clean Cities Denver Metro Coalition
- Clean Cities Southern Colorado Coalition