How much are we saving in CO2 emissions annually with each EV in the region?
1 Conventional gas vehicle emits an average of 11,435 pounds of CO2 annually
Taking into account the Colorado electricity mix of sources from the grid (coal, wind, solar, etc.) the total emissions for one EV is 6,481 pounds of CO2 annually. See Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuels Data
What does that mean?
Each new EV in the region is saving an estimated 4,954 pounds of emissions per year. With 50 Nissan Leafs that equates to an estimated 247,700 pounds of CO2 emissions removed from our air in the region!
Funding and Grants Make Adoption of EVs Economical
State-wide grant funding supports the adoption of converting to EVs and developing infrastructure. The state has a grant program set up for EVs, fleet conversions and electric vehicle charging stations. EV Charging station grants will cover up to 80% of the cost of installation or $9,000 for Level 2 Dual Port Charging Stations or $30,000 for Level 3. Grant cycles are open throughout the year.
Reducing emissions from the transportation sector is one of the most important ways to reduce harmful CO2 emissions that contribute to a rapidly warming planet.
Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Funding Opens January 2019
The Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Opportunity is a statewide funding opportunity to improve air quality and encourage the deployment of electric vehicles across the state of Colorado. If you need assistance prepping or want to learn more about EVs and charging infrastructure contact Laurie at 4CORE. This grant opportunity will fund up to 80% of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station, or up to these set maximums:
Level 2, Multi-Port Station: $9,000
Level 3, Multiple Connection Standard Station: $30,000
There are numerous State and Federal tax credits available for purchasing, leasing and adopting and converting to clean fuels and electric vehicles in Colorado. Check here for more details.
Funding available in Western Colorado as of 2019 click here.
About the Refuel Program
4CORE continues its fourth year of providing vehicle fleets, fuel providers, and auto dealers in Southwest Colorado with fleet assessments, grant assistance and the possibilities of converting to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through Refuel Colorado Energy Coaching. Organizing stakeholder meetings, conducting fleet audits, and disseminating information on incentives, tax credits, AFV models and refueling infrastructure, are all components of Refuel Coaching. 4CORE customizes coaching services based on the needs of the particular fleet, fuel provider or auto dealer.
“Refuel Colorado is an effort by the Colorado Energy Office to encourage the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in Colorado to lead a cheaper, cleaner, domestic transportation future.