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Refuel Colorado Fleets

The Colorado Energy Office and BCS Inc. contract with CLEER to provide free fleet energy coaching through the Refuel Colorado Fleets program. CLEER provided the inspiration for this project by suggesting that its successful model of energy coaching could be applied to work with fleets for adoption of alternative fuels for transportation. CLEER managed the launch and training of Refuel, and worked with the Colorado Energy Office to expand it to a statewide service.

CLEER and CEO launched Refuel Colorado Fleets in July 2013 with the announcement of nine pilot communities across Colorado. In 2014, the program expanded to 14 counties. In 2015, the program expanded to cover the entire state of Colorado.

In 2016, BCS Inc. took over statewide management of the program, and CLEER focused its work on direct fleet coaching in 10 western Colorado counties. By 2017, more than 250 government and business fleets received free fleet coaching from the team of six Refuel fleet coaches located around Colorado.

Free fleet coaching for government and private sector fleets

Business and government fleets

  • Analyze existing vehicle fleets.
  • Identify opportunities for replacement with alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Calculate total life-cycle cost savings.
  • Match fleets with tax credits or vehicle funding sources.

Auto dealers:

  • Stock and sell alt-fuel vehicles.
  • Offer servicing for alt-fuel vehicles.
  • Present a compelling business case to customers for purchasing alt-fuel vehicles.

Business and government leaders:

  • Understand and promote the multi-bottom-line advantage of switching
    to alternative fuels:
    • Financial: Lower fuel and maintenance costs
    • Environmental: Cleaner fuels
    • Economic Development: Jobs
    • Energy Security: Domestic energy source

Refuel Colorado Fleets toolbox

The Colorado Energy Office webpage, packed with information about alternative fuels in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center. Station locators, extensive information on vehicles and fuels.

Colorado Energy Office

Maria Eisemann, Policy Analyst
(303) 866-2204
maria.eisemann@state.co.us

BCS Incorporated

Joan Gaspersic
(410) 794-6069
jgaspersic@bcs-hq.com

Refuel Colorado Fleets

Refuel Colorado Fleets energy coaches
are working to build market demand for vehicles powered by Colorado-produced alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas and propane.

Refuel Colorado Fleets territories

Western Colorado
Matt Shmigelsky, CLEER
(970) 704-9200
matt@cleanenergyeconomy.net

Southwest Colorado
Laurie Dickson, 4CORE
(970) 259-1916 x110
laurie@fourcore.org

Northern Colorado
Dani McLean, Northern Colorado Clean Cities
(970) 978-2340
dani.cleancities@gmail.com

Metro Denver and mountain counties
Janna West-Heiss, Denver Metro Clean Cities
(303) 847-0276
jwheiss@lungs.org

Eastern Colorado
Janelle Lindberg,
Southern Colorado Clean Cities
(303) 847-0271
janell.lindberg@lungs.org

Southeast Colorado
Aaron Lopez,
South Central Council of Governments
(719) 845-1133 ext. 217
alopez@sccog.net