How clean is the electricity I am using to charge my vehicle?

The sustainability of EVs largely depends on the source of the electricity generated and used to charge the vehicle. Currently, EVs charged in Durango and within LPEA’s service territory use electricity generated from an energy mix comprised of coal (56%), renewable energy (32%), and natural gas (4%). In 2019, LPEA set a goal to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 while keeping electricity prices low. LPEA is exploring options that include adding more local renewable resources.

The city of Durango purchases 100% Green Power through LPEA's green power purchase program; all charging at the city's Level 2 and 3 charging stations at the Transit Center therefore uses 100% Green Power.

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1. What cars are considered "electric"?
2. Are EVs affordable?
3. How far can an EV travel on one charge?
4. Are there electric trucks and SUVs available?
5. Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Durango?
6. How long will it take to charge my electric vehicle?
7. What are the benefits of driving an electric vehicle?
8. What are the 3 different levels of charging?
9. What are the different plug or connector types?
10. How do winter conditions affect electric vehicles?
11. Are electric vehicles really better for the environment?
12. How clean is the electricity I am using to charge my vehicle?
13. How sustainable are electric vehicle batteries?
14. When should I consider replacing my existing gas-powered vehicle with an electric vehicle?
15. What types of vehicles can use the Level 3 Fast Charging Stations at the Transit Center?
16. How much does it cost to use the public charging stations at the Transit Center?