Denver is reducing air pollution, limiting greenhouse gas emissions and improving environmental the following key components:
Electric vehicles (EVs) represent the cutting edge of technology for transportation. EVs, and the charging stations to power them, are a hotbed for introduction of autonomy and connectivity.
EV’s improve safety on Denver’s roads, remotely control how and when charging occurs, and where the nearest charging station is located.
The information from EVs can be used to maximize an entire utility grid, understand traffic and charging patterns, and inform infrastructure needs. Denver is leveraging EV’s to improve mobility and the environment, simultaneously.
Building a smart city in partnership, Mayor Hancock announced the goal of acquiring 200 EVs by 2020 for the city’s fleet. Supporting the efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce costs, save money, and provide valuable data for future transportation decisions.
Planning for Fast Charging
Air Quality Analysis
City charging plan
Ride Source Electrification
Denver has partnered with General Motors and their Maven program to provide EVs to drivers of ride sourcing programs, like Uber and Lyft. Maven provides EV rentals that cover insurance and maintenance costs to Uber and Lyft drivers. EVs are great for this application because they reduce emissions and lower operating costs, which are traditionally higher for vehicles in ride sourcing applications.
Connected emissions sensors provide real-time, meaningful data to inform residents and decision makers.