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Save Money

Did you know Colorado is the most affordable state in the country to buy an EV? Owners can take advantage of up to $12,500 in credits off most cars with a plug, and electricity is less than half the cost of gasoline. Passing gas can save you money today and tomorrow. 

Fight Air Pollution and Climate Change

From the power plant to the plug, electric vehicles charging in Denver reduce harmful air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Shrink your contribution to climate change and help improve the air we breathe by passing gas and driving electric.

For the most up to date information on the emissions benefits of electric vehicles in Denver, see this analysis done by Denver.

How to pass gas?

Pass gas by using something other than a gas-powered vehicle to get around. Walking and biking are the cleanest options, but if you need a car to get where you’re going, then consider a plug-in electric vehicle (EV). With more than 40 EV models available from a variety of manufacturers, passing gas is easier than ever before!

What is a plug-in electric vehicle (EV)?

  • Passing gas requires a vehicle that plugs-in. A plug-in electric vehicle is simply an automobile that plugs in to a power source, stores electricity in a battery, and uses that electricity to power an electric motor. The result is powerful torque, zero tailpipe emissions and a quiet ride. No gas necessary!
  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have both an electric motor powered by a battery as well as a standard gas engine. PHEVs operate only on electricity until the battery runs out, then an efficient gas engine powers the wheels until the vehicle is recharged. PHEVs are great for passing gas on your commute to work and are a great option for anyone concerned about EV range. 






EV drivers charge their vehicles at home nearly 80 percent of the time, but with more than 1500 public charging plugs currently available throughout Colorado, and nearly 300 in Denver alone, it’s easier than ever to charge on the go.




  • City EV Projects:
    Learn what electric vehicle projects the City is working on.
  • Mobility Action Plan:
    Read the Mayor’s vision for transforming Denver’s transportation system.
  • Denver Smart City:
    EVs are a big part of Denver’s holistic Smart City Program.
  • 80 x 50:
    EVs are needed for Denver to reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
  • Sustainability 2020 Goals:
    Explore the goals Denver has set across the sustainability spectrum.