Colorado is EV Ready
With an increasing number of public charging stations across the state, driving an electric vehicle in Colorado is becoming more convenient than ever before. Whether you’re looking for EV road trip ideas, the latest local Ride and Drive events, or to explore the many EV-friendly communities and charging options, we’ve got you covered with the latest EV news.
Denver Post - Higher gasoline prices gave electric vehicle sales a huge jolt in Colorado last year
Registrations of battery-powered electric vehicles in Colorado jumped more than 50 percent in 2022, now making up 1 of every ten new vehicles sold!
KUNC - Rural Colorado and the push to electrify roadways
There’s a concerted effort among local businesses and utility companies to bring EV charging stations to the state’s more rural areas.
ABC7 - Denver chosen for launch of 'Hertz Electrifies' investment in electric vehicles, charging stations
Hertz rental car company will be bringing up to 5,200 more EVs to the Denver metro area for customers and rideshare drivers. This could be a great way to try an EV out for a day!
Recurrent Auto - Winter & Cold Weather EV Range Loss in 7,000 Cars
Recurrent Auto conducted a study to determine how much range EVs lose in cold weather driving (between 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit).
MotorTrend – You’re Being Lied To About Electric Cars
Jonny Lieberman at MotorTrends summarizes a handful of studies that confirm that EVs, even when charged with electricity from coal, are more environmentally friendly than gas-powered vehicles.
Tax incentives can help Coloradans afford electric vehicles, but that help is being reduced next year
The Colorado Energy Office’s Carrie Atiyeh explains to CBS4’s Olivia Young the benefits that Coloradans can experience when they make the switch to an EV.
New Charging Stations on the Western Slope
Gunnison County Electric Association recently partnered with the National Parks Service and Rivian to install a DC fast charger and a level 2 charger at the Lake Fork Campground. This is the first DC fast charger on NPS land in Colorado!
7 leaf peeping road trips perfect for electric vehicles
Want to see the fall foliage before it’s all gone? Check out this quick guide from 5280.com’s Nicholas Hunt on navigating charging stations, a Q&A with the Western Colorado EV Club, and different EV truck options to consider for your next vehicle.
The best US road trips for electric cars in 2022: go on a long journey with your EV
We’re thrilled that our friend John Garry at Lonely Planet included the trip from Denver to Aspen as a part of his favorite EV road trips across America! This trip is so easy in an EV because of the ample charging station options along the route.
Pueblo receives grant from Colorado Energy Office for electric vehicle charging stations
The City of Pueblo was recently awarded a grant to install five Level 2 charging stations at downtown parking garages and a fast-charging station at the airport!
Colorado co-op launches EV charging pilot program for residential members
United Power, which is based in Brighton, is piloting an at-home EV charging program to help make the upfront costs of having at-home charging cheaper!