Delta-Montrose Electric Association connected Montrose’s first DC electric vehicle fast-charging station in January.
The electric co-op owns and operates the two ChargePoint Dual Platform fast chargers that were made possible with help from a grant from the Colorado Energy Office’s Charge Ahead program. DMEA donated in-kind labor to bring the electric service to the EV chargers, while the Charge Ahead grant funded approximately 80% of the construction costs. A partnership with the city of Montrose brought about the public parking space and lot maintenance where the chargers are located.
The charging fee at DMEA’s Montrose ChargePoint Fast Charger is 20 cents per kilowatt hour, plus a 25 cent per minute parking fee. EV travelers will enjoy their stop in downtown Montrose for a quick charge, and, while waiting, drivers will be able to support nearby businesses and restaurants.
This is not the first charging station in DMEA’s service territory. Montrose’s new fast charger brings the count of public EV chargers to 31, spread across the communities of Delta, Cedaredge, Paonia, Montrose and near Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.