Electric Vehicle Stations
In July, 2014, the Town of Estes Park installed two electric 70 amp Eaton vehicle chargers on the north side of the municipal parking lot, behind Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. The chargers are located in two parking spots, designated by signs and the letters "EV", referring to electric vehicles, painted on the parking spaces. These two charging stations support 100% of electric cars. There is a $1 per hour charge, which is made payable by credit or debit cards. Normally it takes approximately three hours to charge an electric vehicle to 100 percent.
The charging stations were made possible by a $6,260 grant from the State of Colorado Energy Office. Eight additional charging stations are expected to be distributed throughout The Town of Estes Park in the future. The Town continues to pursue grants for other projects that encourage environmental sustainability.