Jefferson County Facilities Management has installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Administration and Courts Facility. Located at both sides of the upper level of the parking structure, the chargers provide a total of four charging ports available to the public and staff. As EVs continue to increase in popularity and gain market share in Colorado, these charging stations will provide a convenient location for drivers to charge their vehicles at an affordable rate while visiting the county campus.
Jefferson County was awarded funding for this project through the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program available through the Colorado Energy Office. The first of their kind installed at a county facility, drivers can find and use the stations using the ChargePoint website or mobile app. See this informational video (YouTube) for more details on how easy it is to charge an EV with ChargePoint.
According to the Colorado Energy Office, by the year 2030 Colorado could have close to one million EVs on the road, equivalent to about 16% of all registered vehicles. This shift to electrified transportation is helping to reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants from gasoline vehicles, and the air quality benefits of EVs will only increase as utilities continue to add more carbon-free electricity generation to their portfolios.