Transportation accounts for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in Durango. Achieving emissions goals adopted by City Council will require not only a shift away from single-occupancy vehicles and increased multimodal transportation but also a widespread shift to electric vehicle combined with a transition to renewable electricity.
The City is working to plan for and support the adoption of electric vehicles.
Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan
The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) have developed a Draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Plan to establish a roadmap for increased EV adoption in the Durango area. By planning for an EV future including charging infrastructure, municipal fleet electrification, and public adoption, Durango can better prepare for the future.
A call for public comment on the Draft EV Readiness Plan closed on May 23rd. Comments received can be viewed here.
Transitioning from gas-powered vehicles to EVs will contribute to goals established in the:
Electric Vehicle Charging
Public Charging Locations
The City owns and operates three dual-port electric vehicle chargers at the Durango Transit Center (250 W 8th St.). Charging is $1.50 per charge and electric vehicles do not require a parking permit while charging, providing convenient and affordable charging in downtown Durango.
The location of charging at the Durango Transit Center and other publiclly available charging in Durango can be found at Plug Share.
The City of Durango and LPEA are working to identify a feasible location for a Level 3 DC Fast Charger in Durango through the Colorado Energy Office Fast Charging Corridor Program. Construction of a Level 3 Charger is anticipated in early 2021.
LPEA offers free Level 2 home charging stations and rebates to its members.
Members may choose to receive a free LPEA-owned Level 2 ChargePoint Flex plug-in charger (retail value $700) and up to $500 to cover 50% of parts and labor if an outlet is required, or up to $500 to cover 50% of material costs for the purchase of a Level 2 charger.
Click here for more information on LPEA rebate programs.
- What cars are considered "electric"?
- Are EVs affordable?
- How far can an EV travel on one charge?
- Are there electric trucks and SUVs available?
- Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Durango?
- How long will it take to charge my electric vehicle?
- What are the benefits of driving an electric vehicle?
- What are the 3 different levels of charging?
- What are the different plug or connector types?
- How do winter conditions affect electric vehicles?
- Are electric vehicles really better for the environment?
- How clean is the electricity I am using to charge my vehicle?
- How sustainable are electric vehicle batteries?
- When should I consider replacing my existing gas-powered vehicle with an electric vehicle?