Electric Vehicles

Transportation accounts for 39% of greenhouse gas emissions in Durango. Achieving emissions goals adopted by City Council will require not only a shift away from single-occupancy vehicles and increased multimodal transportation but also a widespread shift to electric vehicle combined with a transition to renewable electricity.

The City is working to plan for and support the adoption of electric vehicles:

Electric Vehicle Readiness Planning

The City of Durango and LPEA are working to develop an Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan.

The EV Readiness Plan will chart a strategic pathway to widespread electric vehicle adoption that supports the City and LPEA's shared carbon reduction goals.

The City received grant funding from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the Colorado Energy Office to support the development of a plan by consultants Brendle Group that engages key stakeholders and the wider community.

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Electric Vehicle Charging

Public Charging Locations

The City owns and operates three dual-port electric vehicle chargers at the Durango Transit Center (250 W 8th St.). Charging is $1.50 per charge and electric vehicles do not require a parking permit while charging, providing convenient and affordable charging in downtown Durango.

The location of charging at the Durango Transit Center and other publiclly available charging in Durango can be found at Plug Share.

Fast Charging

The City of Durango and LPEA are working to identify a feasible location for a Level 3 DC Fast Charger in Durango through the Colorado Energy Office Fast Charging Corridor Program. Construction of a Level 3 Charger is anticipated in early 2021.

Home Charging

LPEA offers free Level 2 home charging stations and rebates to its members. 

Members may choose to receive a free LPEA-owned Level 2 ChargePoint Flex plug-in charger (retail value $700) and up to $500 to cover 50% of parts and labor if an outlet is required, or up to $500 to cover 50% of material costs for the purchase of a Level 2 charger.

Click here for more information on LPEA rebate programs.