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Electric vehicles

Battery-powered electric passenger cars and small transport trucks are making a return to the world stage as concerns about oil supply, oil price, and climate change have shifted market interest to low-carbon transportation.

Electric vehicles are a rapidly expanding market, and will play an important role in reducing emissions and fostering energy independence in the near future. To deploy EVs in the region, we need to invest in charging infrastructure.

If you are looking into EV charging, CLEER can assist with technical advice. And check the Contractor Locator at left to get contact information for local contractors qualified to install electric vehicle charging stations.

Electric vehicles can travel long distances

Public-access electric vehicle charging stations are being installed in communities across the country. By 2013, the U.S. had nearly 20,000 EV charging stations, compared to about 500 in 2010.

Use this link to reach the U.S. Department of Energy's EV charging station locator.

The nationwide network of public-access electric vehicle charging stations is growing rapidly

Nationwide EV charging station growth chartAFDC maintains a chart tracking the growth in alternative fuel fueling and charging stations across the country. EV charging stations are shown in blue.

Use this link or click on the chart to visit the website and learn more.


Electric vehicles toolbox

The Case for Electric Vehicles, a 2-page fact sheet

Colorado Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Readiness Plan, a118-page report published in 2012 by the American Lung Association, Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition and Project FEVER (Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies)

CLEER’s EV Overview, a 39-page PDF based on CLEER’s PowerPoint slide show

EV Charging Fact Sheet for Property Owners

EV Charging Fact Sheet for Vehicle Owners

Western Colorado EV Charging Station list (Oct. 3, 2014)

U.S. Alternative Fuels Data Center online station locator

Visit Garfield Clean Energy's Electric Vehicle information webpages