Electric Vehicles

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.

  1. EV Charging in Durango
  2. EV Readiness Planning

Public Charging Locations

Level 2 Charging

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.

DC Fast Charging

DC Fast Charge 1The city owns and operates a Level 3 DC Fast Charging Station at the Durango Transit Center. The station, which is part of the Colorado Energy Office Fast Charging Corridor Program, allows two vehicles to charge simultaneously. The DC Fast Charging Station can provide a full charge in approximately 20 minutes and costs $0.30 per kWh dispersed. The station also has an idle fee of $0.30 per minute that kicks in 10 minutes after charging has completed.

The DC Fast Charging Station was installed through a partnership between the city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association. Funding was leveraged from the Colorado Energy Office and ChargePoint through a statewide Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Corridors program.

The location of charging at the Durango Transit Center and other publicly available charging in Durango can be found at Plug Share and instructions on how to use ChargePoint stations can be found at ChargePoint.com/drivers.

Home Charging

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.

eBikes

eBikes are another form of electric vehicle. LPEA provides up to a $150 rebate for the purchase of a new eBike, click here for more information.

Click here for more information about eBikes and to learn which trails in Durango currently allow eBikes.