Denver is reducing air pollution and limiting greenhouse gas emissions to protect public health and the environment.
Electric vehicles (EVs) create an important opportunity to shift to clean energy while increasing the utilization of AV and connected vehicle technology. As our electricity grid adds more renewable energy, the benefits of electric vehicles will only grow.
Learn more about Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
Denver is currently working on two projects to increase the availability of charging stations in the city.
Fast Charging for Rideshare Drivers
Denver is partnering with EVgo, Maven and the American Lung Association to provide DCFC stations for Uber and Lyft drivers of Chevy Bolts using grant funding from the Department of Energy. DCFC stations are critical to rideshare drivers who need to charge quickly and get back on the road. These vehicles can drive 3 times as far as most people so electrifying these vehicles will provide significant emission reductions. After a year, these stations will be open to the public.
Publicly Available Stations
Denver is investing $250,000 over the next year to install publicly available stations across the City at locations like recreation centers and libraries. This will increase the availability of charging stations for Denver’s residents, making it easier and more convenient to recharge away from home.
Denver is using cutting edge air quality sensor technology to gather real-time, hyper-local air quality data. As part of our Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, we will use this data to inform programming to empower communities, families, and schools to limit exposure and reduce pollution through behavior change, advocacy, and community engagement. Using the rich social networks of schools, we will co-design and deliver air quality and respiratory health education, behavioral interventions, school-based community challenge and other programming to empower people and communities, decreasing the health and financial burden of air pollution for the most vulnerable Denver residents.
To learn more, visit www.denvergov.org/airquality