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 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

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.

The following projects have been awarded funding for EVSE and/or EV.

February 2013

American Lung Association: 1 EVSE

City of Arvada: 1 EVSE

City of Aurora: 2 EVSE, 3 EV

City of Boulder: 4 EVSE, 5 EV

Town of Carbondale: 1 EVSE**

City of Colorado Springs: 1 EVSE**

City and County of Denver, Department of Environmental Health: 6 EVSE

City of Durango: 3 EVSE**

City of Fort Collins: 4 EVSE**

City of Golden: 6 EVSE

City of Lafayette: 2 EVSE

City of Lakewood: 1 EVSE, 1 EV

City of Loveland: 6 EVSE**

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW-68): 2 EVSE, 1 EV

Pueblo County: 2 EVSE**

April 2013

Town of Breckenridge: 1 EVSE**

July 2013

Adams County Government: 1 EVSE, 1 EV

City of Louisville: 1 EVSE

RTL Networks, Inc./City and County of Denver: 1 EVSE

Town of Superior: 1 EVSE

October 2013

City and County of Denver, Department of Environmental Health: 2 EVSE

City of Glenwood Springs: 1 EVSE**

Colorado Mountain College: 1 EVSE**

Denver Museum of Nature and Science: 3 EVSE

Longmont Power and Communication: 4 EVSE, 2 EV

Town of Basalt: 1 EVSE**

February 2014

AMG National Trust Bank: 1 EVSE

Boulder County: 1 EVSE

Regional Transportation District (RTD): 4 EVSE, 2 EV

Spire HOA: 8 EVSE

United Power: 2 EVSE

May 2014

City of Westminster: 1 EVSE, 1 EV

Town of Nederland, 1 EVSE

 August 2014

City and County of Denver: 5 EVSE

City of Boulder: 1 EVSE, 3 EV

Denver International Airport: 5 EVSE

Rocky Mountain Institute: 1 EVSE

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: 8 EVSE

December 2014

AimcoBluffs, LLC: 1 EVSE

AimcoBrandywine, LP: 1 EVSE

Arvada Gardens Condo Association: 1 EVSE

Boulder County: 1 EV

Boulder Valley School District: 1 EV; 1 EVSE

Children’s Hospital Colorado: 6 EVSE

City and County of Denver: 2 EVs

City of Aurora: 3 EVSE

City of Brighton: 1 EVSE

City of Lakewood: 1 EV

City of Littleton: 1 EVSE

Colorado School of Mines: 4 EVSE

CPF Creekside LLC: 1 EVSE

GEOS Neighborhood Inc.: 3 EVs; 4 EVSE

Lewis & Sons Property LLC: 2 EVSE

Stored Energy Systems: 3 EVSE

March 2015

Academy School District 20: 1 EVSE**

ALIO Industries: 2 EVSE

Boulder County: 2 EVSE

City of Aurora: 7 EVs; 1 EVSE

City of Colorado Springs: 1 EVSE**

City of Longmont: 1 EV

Colorado State University: 2 EVSE**

Custom Solar: 1 EVSE

Denver International Airport: 10 EVSE

Dot Hill Systems: 2 EVSE

eThos Electric Car Share, LLC.: 2 EVSE

Kew Realty Corporation: 3 EVSE

North Nevada Retail Ventures, LLC: 2 EVSE**

Resurrection Fellowship: 1 EVSE**

Roaring Fork High School: 1 EVSE**

Salida Hospital District, dba Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center: 1 EVSE**

Solar Energy International: 1 EVSE**

Sustainable Living Technology, INC dba Living Solar: 2 EVSE**

The Old Gallery (Allenspark Community Cultures Council): 1 EVSE

Town of Frederick Power & Light: 2 EVSE**

Town of Palisade: 3 EVSE**

Town of Vail: 6 EVSE**

Ward Alternative Energy: 7 EVSE**

**CEO Funded Projects

Southern Colorado Clean Cities

Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (SC4) seeks to reduce petroleum in the transportation sector. They do so by developing partnerships between both public and private organizations in southern Colorado that promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, idle reduction, and alternative modes of transportation.

Northern Colorado Clean Cities

Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC), is a 501(c)3 organization sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program.  As part of the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce the use of imported petroleum in transportation.