4CORE continues its third year of providing vehicle fleets, fuel providers, and auto dealers in Southwest Colorado with fleet assessments, grant assistance and the possibilities of converting to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through Refuel Colorado Energy Coaching. Organizing stakeholder meetings, conducting fleet audits, and disseminating information on incentives, tax credits, AFV models and refueling infrastructure, are all components of Refuel Coaching. 4CORE customizes coaching services based on the needs of the particular fleet, fuel provider or auto dealer.
“Refuel Colorado is an effort by the Colorado Energy Office to encourage the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in Colorado to lead a cheaper, cleaner, domestic transportation future.
The Electric Vehicle Revolution is HERE! We Exceeded Our Goal!
The Power Purchase (Group Purchase) for the Nissan Leaf was a success!
4CORE teamed up with the Colorado Energy Office’s Refuel Program to bring Electric Vehicles to the Region! As a result, we have 30 new Nissan Leafs buzzing around the region! Our program goal was to reach 20 new EV car drivers in the region! Additionally, we will have four new EV charging stations with the ability to charge eight vehicles at a time. Check with 4CORE about locations and construction time.
How much are we saving in CO2 emissions annually with 30 EVs in the region?
1 Conventional gas vehicle emits an average of 11,435 pounds of CO2 annually
Taking into account the Colorado electricity mix of sources from the grid (coal, wind, solar, etc.) the total emissions for one EV is 6,481 pounds of CO2 annually. See Dept. of Energy Alternative Fuels Data
What does that mean?
Each new Nissan Leaf in the region is saving an estimated 4,954 pounds of emissions per year. With 30Nissan Leafs that equates to an estimated 148,620 pounds of CO2 emissions removed from our air in the region!
Charging Stations are made possible with Charge Ahead Grants for La Plata Electric Association (Under Construction) and Mercy Regional Medical Center (later this summer). Two new locations and grants are in the works…stay tuned on their progress.
Rebates: Nissan of Durango offers a $10,000 rebate at the time of sale, an additional $5,000 rebate if you assign your $5,ooo Colorado State Credit to Nissan, and when you file your 2018 you can receive up to 7,500 in Federal Tax Credits. That’s a total savings of up to $22,500!
New EV Charging Stations Coming!
4CORE is coordinating and supporting the installation of new EV charging stations at La Plata Electric Association and Mercy Regional Medical Center. These new EV charging stations will be free and open to the public for charging and are made possible through the “Charge Ahead Colorado Grant,” a statewide funding opportunity to improve air quality and encourage the deployment of electric vehicles across the state of Colorado.
Electric vehicle and infrastructure grant funding. The state has a grant program set up for EVs and electric vehicle charging stations, also known as EV supply equipment (EVSE). The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) provides the funding for the vehicles, and that funding is limited to the Seven County Denver Metro Area. The grants can cover the lower of 80% of the incremental cost of a qualified EV or $8,260. The EVSE funding is available throughout the state and is jointly provided by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the RAQC. The EVSE grants can cover the lower of 80% of an electric vehicle charging unit or $6,260. These grants are available for Level 2 and Level 3 chargers.
Detailed information for light duty passenger electric vehicles is shown above. However, Colorado’s innovative motor vehicle tax credits apply to larger electric vehicles as well as all qualifying natural gas vehicles, propane vehicles, and hydrogen vehicles. In addition, idle reduction devices, aerodynamic technologies, and clean fuel trailers qualify for innovative motor vehicle tax credits.
Grants and Incentives
Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Funding Opens January 23rd
The Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Opportunity is a statewide funding opportunity to improve air quality and encourage the deployment of electric vehicles across the state of Colorado. If you need assistance prepping or want to learn more about EVs and charging infrastructure contact Laurie at 4CORE. This grant opportunity will fund up to 80% of the cost of an electric vehicle charging station, or up to these set maximums:
Level 2, Single Port Station: $3,260
Level 2, Multi-Port Station: $6,260
Level 3, Single Connection Standard Station: $13,000
Level 3, Multiple Connection Standard Station: $16,000
ALT Fuels Colorado Infrastructure Funding Opportunity Rolling Bid Period: Opens March 2017
Funding available for 80% of the equipment cost associated with compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, up to $500,000.
The grant will also fund propane and DC fast charging stations, up to $50,000, if they are co-located at an awarded CNG station.
Upgrades to existing CNG fueling stations are now eligible for grant funding and will be subject to the same review and scoring process as proposals for new CNG fueling stations.