Starting late 2012, Clean Air Fleets began to roll out its new Charge Ahead Colorado program to provide funding for electric vehicles (EV) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). EV and EVSE implementation can help public and private fleets achieve clean, cost effective, and efficient operations. Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are fueled by electricity that comes directly from the power grid. These vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions and can provide fleets with great fuel savings. At this time, the RAQC has funding for both EV and EVSE implementation with priority directed to those organizations that are excluded from the Colorado state tax credit.
At this time, the RAQC has funding to pay 80% of the incremental cost differential between a gasoline vehicle and the EV up to $8,260. In addition, the RAQC has funding to pay 80% of the cost of EVSE up to $6,260.
Interested fleets must operate in the seven county Denver Metro Area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson Counties). Please contact the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) to determine if your fleet is eligible for funding.
For a more detailed description of elegible projects, please see the application.
For more information on funding amounts, criteria, eligibility and how to apply, please click here.
Applications will be due on a quarterly basis: February 28, April 1, July 1, and October 1, and will be reviewed by an Electric Vehicle Implementation Working Group (EVIWG).
The Charge Ahead Colorado program aims to reduce the negative impacts of mobile sources in the region. Electric Vehicle implementation provides many benefits to the Denver Metro Area. Find several of these benefits below:
For a complete listing of the many benefits associated with reduced emissions and improved air quality, please see the Benefits tab.