Coloradans will soon be able to charge their electric vehicles while visiting the parks they love.
On March 11, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joined Environment Colorado at an event in Cheyenne Mountain State Park to unveil the first of 84 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be built at state parks across Colorado. Environment Colorado helped win the program to build EV chargers, called Recharge Where You Recharge.
“We want the Colorado we know and love to be the Colorado our kids know and love in 30 years,” said Wilmouth. “A crucial first step is addressing transportation — the largest source of global warming emissions in Colorado and the United States as a whole.
“We’re excited that every state park will install electric vehicle chargers and make it easy for visitors to recharge their vehicles while they recharge their souls in nature.”
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TELL YOUR SENATORS: SUPPORT ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND FORESTS
We need to be able to access public lands without contributing to their destruction. We can do this by installing EV chargers in all of our National Parks and Forests. Expanding the state's EV charging infrastructure not only helps us reduce our global warming emissions, it also ensures that Coloradans can travel to their favorite park without worrying about how far their car can go.
Photo: Environment Colorado Senior Program Director Rex Wilmouth speaks at the unveiling event for new EV charging stations alongside Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (right). Credit: Staff