Denver is reducing air pollution, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, and improving our environment to protect public health and prioritize environmental sustainability.
Electric vehicles (EVs) represents the forefront of technology for transportation. EVs, and the charging stations to power them, are a hotbed for introduction of autonomy and connectivity.
Information from Electronic Vehicles (EVs) can be used to maximize an entire utility grid, understand traffic and charging patterns, and inform infrastructure needs. Denver is leveraging EVs to simultaneously improve mobility and the environment.
Mayor Hancock set a goal of acquiring 200 EVs for the city’s fleet by 2020, which will reduce our carbon footprint and save the city money. This information will also 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' 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. This reduces emissions and lowers operating costs, which are traditionally higher for vehicles used in ride sourcing.
Connected emissions sensors provide real-time, meaningful data to inform residents and decision makers.
Denver families spend an average of $3,100 a year on asthma-related medical costs, resulting in more than $30 million spent annually. With the 2018 Bloomberg US Mayors Challenge grant, Denver will use cutting-edge air pollution sensor technology to create a city-wide air quality monitoring program at public school buildings, that will allow us to make better informed policy decisions using environmental, health, and economic data.