November 12, 2015
Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032
Additional funding for EV charging stations is now available
Boulder County, Colo. - Thanks
to the pooled purchase program – Solar Benefits Colorado – the total number of electric
vehicles in Boulder County has increased by approximately 20 percent in the
past two months. To date, 166 metro-area residents (approximately 100 within
Boulder County) have taken advantage of an $8,600
discount on a 2015 Nissan LEAF. Due
to this increase in electric vehicles, Boulder County is contributing funds to
a grant program supporting vehicle charging stations. The City of Boulder is
participating as well, and will be contributing the funds for entities located
within the City of Boulder boundaries.
County and the City of Boulder are working to encourage businesses, non-profits,
owners of multi-family housing properties, Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs) and
neighborhoods to install EV charging stations at properties located within
Boulder County. The city and county contributions are supplementing the funding
program started by the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) which provides grants for electric vehicle
grants will fund up to 80 percent of the total cost of the charging station, and
when an entity is awarded one of those grants, Boulder County or the City of
Boulder will chip in an additional 15-20 percent of the cost of the charging
station. Staff from the Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) program is prepared to
help communities and organizations with the RAQC grant application process if additional
support is needed.
The deadline to apply for RAQC
grant funding is Nov. 30.
The application and more information about the grant can be found at www.cleanairfleets.org/programs/charge-ahead-colorado.
“Given the larger number of residents driving
electric vehicles, many of whom live in an HOA or multifamily housing where home
charging is a barrier, we are excited to help fund the necessary infrastructure
to continue encouraging this trend,” says Susie Strife, Boulder County
Sustainability Coordinator. “In addition, experience shows that when businesses
install workplace charging, more employees choose to switch to electric
information about Boulder County’s contribution, contact Susie Strife at
303-441-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the
City of Boulder’s contribution, contact Kendra Tupper at 303-441-3434 or email@example.com.
For assistance with the
grant application, charging station questions, or other business energy
efficiency, waste diversion, water efficiency, or transportation questions,
contact Partners for a Clean Environment at 303-786- 7223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.