Colorado Wants to Install EV Chargers in All State Parks

With the effects of runaway climate change becoming clearer every day, several cities, states, and countries around the world have pledged to phase out internal combustion engine (“ICE”) vehicles for zero-emission electric vehicles (“EVs”). Unlike ICE vehicles, electric vehicles run on rechargeable battery packs and produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, making them the perfect daily driver for a green economy. However, one issue that has consistently stood in the way of widespread EV adoption has been the insufficient and often unreliable network of charging stations.

Fortunately for Colorado drivers, they will soon be saying sayonara to this issue after the state Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a plan that would see public charging stations installed in every state park in Colorado. The statewide installation of EV chargers will be handled by EV maker Rivian at absolutely no cost to the state, with the first public chargers being installed in July. Dan Gibbs, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, gave a nod to the plan, and he says state Governor Jared Polis is itching to start cutting ribbons for the new EV chargers.

Rivian, which has dubbed itself the maker of electric adventure vehicles, plans on installing two Rivian Level 2 chargers at each of the 42 state parks in Colorado. The chargers will be universally compatible with all electric vehicle makes and models, thereby allowing drivers with all kinds of EV models to just plug in and start charging. A level 2 charger will add about 25 miles of range per hour.

According to Commissioner Jay Tutchton, the state’s agreement with Rivian is great for Colorado’s plan to phase out gas-powered vehicles for electric cars. At the moment, the state has a handful of public EV chargers at a couple of busy Front Range parks, barely enough to power the million electric vehicles state authorities hope will be on the roads by 2030. Electrifying the roads is just a part of Colorado’s green energy efforts; the state also wants to cut 50% of its greenhouse emissions by 2030 and 90% by 2050.

Michigan-based Rivian has pledged to cover all the installation costs and to maintain every charger for the state free of charge for the next five years. Colorado has the option of renewing the contract for up to 25 years. Commissioner Taishya Adams notes that while she is a big supporter of emission cuts and electric vehicles, they are not perfect as their production relies heavily on fossil fuels and ingredients from exploited African countries.

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