Wired Workplace EV Charging

Colorado EV Wired Workplaces

Workplace charging is an effective way to promote the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market. The U.S. Department of Energy has found that employees at workplaces participating in the EV Everywhere Challenge are six times more likely to drive an EV than the average worker.

  The Colorado EV Wired Workplace program recognizes workplace charging efforts with state and national recognition, a ceremony, and a plaque signed by Governor John Hickenlooper.

 Program Benefits

More employees today want to work at companies with a commitment to sustainability and innovation, according to the MIT Sloan Management Review. Driving a vehicle on electricity produces no tailpipe emissions, and the average EV in Colorado reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent, compared to the average gasoline vehicle. EV charging stations also can contribute to LEED certification, which means healthier, more productive places, and demonstrate leadership in corporate sustainability.

  Workplace charging provides employee benefits by extending the range of EVs and reducing commuting costs, compared to gasoline vehicles.

  Like a company gym or a transit pass, EV charging is an employee benefit that can help attract and retain talent.

 Becoming an EV Wired Workplace

  1. Sign up for technical assistance from the experts with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge.
  2. Follow best practices developed by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC). Refuel Colorado Fleet Coaches can help through every stage of the process.
  3. Install a charging station. For qualifying applicants, the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program will pay for up to 80 percent of the station costs, including installation.

 Recognition and Ceremony

The State of Colorado would like to recognize employers and their employees for their dedication to sustainability and air quality. CEO, RAQC, and Refuel Fleet Coaches can help employers organize ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the construction of new EV charging stations. Help is available to organize the event, contact media, and locate an EV to highlight at the event. At the ceremony, the employer will receive a plaque recognizing development as an EV Wired Workplace.