Municipal governments are grappling with tight budgets and busy staff, yet the State of Colorado has mandated reducing carbon emissions by encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) as one of many solutions. Much of the responsibility of providing EV charging stations has been assigned to governmental agencies and publicly owned entities.
Our team has partnered with environmental and green technology experts and has the expertise to assist cities, counties, business improvement districts (BIDs), and other entities across Colorado in developing an curbside EV charging station plan.
Our knowledge base includes:
City and County of Denver BIDs
In early 2020, the City and County of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency released an EV Action Plan that determined Denver requires 430 new public charging stations added each year to meet its EV goals.
Our team determined that light poles along the streets of Denver’s numerous BIDs are ideal locations for curbside charging, and that many of the lights are owned and managed by BIDs.
BIDs are generally interested in finding ways to promote business and entice consumers to shop within their districts yet are often run by volunteer board members who lack time and resources to research and manage new projects, particularly more technically complex projects. BID staff are often unaware of funding opportunities available through the Colorado Energy Office and haven’t considered how EV charging stations can provide tangible economic benefits to both businesses and their patrons.
Our efforts have included:
Our team developed a summary of how we can help implement a BID Curbside EV Charging Station Program and an EV Charging Station Use Summary, in PDF format, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Program