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.

Charge Ahead Colorado to host inaugural Wired Workplace Event

 

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 mgoble@raqc.org by October 23rd.

 

ALT Fuels Colorado Resources

 

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 Details

 

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

 

Charge Ahead Colorado Press

Denver International Airport is expanding their EVSE infrastructure in the West Parking Garage with the help of grant funding from Charge Ahead Colorado.

7News Article on DIA’s Completed EVSE Stations

Denver Post on DIA’s 10 EVSE Stations

Denver Business Journal on DIA’s EVSE Station Expansion

The City of Aurora is expanding their EVSE infrastructure with the help of grant funding from Charge Ahead Colorado.

The City of Aurora Adds Two EVSE Stations

 

Ozone Season Kickoff Event: June 5th 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Regional Air Quality Council’s “Electrify Your Summer” ozone season kickoff event is Friday, June 5th at Market Street Plaza (16th St. & Market St.) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ground-level summer ozone season officially begins on June 1 and the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is one of many ozone-reducing behaviors, improving our regions air quality.

Visitors to the kickoff event will:
– Learn about the emerging technology of electric vehicles
– Learn about the economic and environmental benefits of electric vehicles
– Receive information on EV financial incentives, tax credits, and charging infrastructure
– See first-hand some of the most popular electric vehicle models available
– Have a chance to win an electric lawn mower and other prizes
– Interact with RAQC board members and industry experts