Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., received a grant from Charge Ahead Colorado to install electric vehicle Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations in Buena Vista. Proposed to be located on South Main, the charging stations will have two slots for Level 2 chargers and one for a Level 3 charger.
The general purpose of this project is to deploy electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state of Colorado and in the Buena Vista area with the hopes that it will reduce “range anxiety.” The inability to find public charging stations currently discourages consumers from buying EVs. According to the Colorado Energy Office, installation of the charging stations will alleviate that concern and increase the use of EVs across the state. The Buena Vista station is also expected to bring an economic boost to the area by encouraging EV drivers to pull off US Highways 285 and 24 to charge their vehicles.
SDCEA’s partnership with the Colorado Energy Office and Charge Ahead Colorado promote and support smart investments in innovative technologies. The EV charging units are expected to be online in February of 2019.