City opens electric vehicle charging station

173731871In an effort to promote alternative energy solutions, the city of Colorado Springs opened a downtown electric vehicle charging station at 130 S. Nevada this week.

The new station serves parking spots located by the lower level, east entrance of the City Administration Building parking garage, which is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

The charging station is free for parking customers to use, but regular garage fees apply. Customers at the garage can plug in their vehicles to recharge while working or shopping downtown.

The new station was part of a collaboration with the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition and is paid for by an electric supply equipment incentive grant from the Colorado Energy office, and parking enterprise money. No tax dollars were used.

4 Responses to City opens electric vehicle charging station

  1. what a great place to put a charging station. go here and you will prolly end up mugged.

    rich
    July 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  2. It seems to me that, if the funds for the charging station came from the State, the charging station should be open for use to all residents.

    Wendy S.
    July 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  3. So if I park there, do I also get a coupon for free gas? Or is this another case of Gov’t picking winners and losers?

    Tim O'Donnell
    July 27, 2013 at 7:32 am

  4. No matter where a charging station is located it is still a good idea and there should be more of them installed and opened. It will motivate citizens to purchase and use electric cars which are all we need for commuting around town. The next step to take is to install and offer free WiFi in downtown CS and the dense commercial regions of the city. Free WiFi will serve tourists and citizens, offer a medium to promote the city and city attractions and provide a convenient service to thousands of people every day. Local IT businesses should be involved in bidding and working on the project and it will speak well of the city. It is time to get moving.

    Steven Shepard
    August 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm