On April 10, the Colorado Energy Office released a request for applications, inviting private-sector partners to build fast-charging stations for EVs along most major highway corridors in Colorado. The state is investing approximately $10 million in this program, using federal transportation funds and money from the VW settlement fund. The plan will add 33 direct-current fast-charging locations, with 50 to 70 miles between stations.

The Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan, which sets a goal of nearly a million EVs on the road by 2030, identified a need for fast charging along corridors to address range anxiety. The plan also meets the state’s commitment to “electrify” interstate highways as part of the eight-state REV West Memorandum of Understanding. 

Applications are currently being accepted through Friday, June 29, 2018 at 5:00pm MT