Charge at Home. Charge at Work.
Our mission is to accelerate the electrification of transportation. Our EV programs aim to meet a broad range of member needs; from ensuring cost-effective home and work place charging, to reducing range anxiety through a localized network of fast chargers, to meeting the mass transit needs of our members and local community partners.
Charger rebates for residential members
Charge at Home now works with Level 2 EV chargers from five different manufacturers. Simply choose an approved charger that best suits your needs, join the HCE Network on your home charging app, and we’ll reimburse you for the entire cost of the charger up to $699.
Drive on sunshine. Drive on wind.
Charge your EV when renewables are at their peak and electricity is cheap. The best time to charge your EV is between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and from 11 p.m. – 5 a.m. Today’s smart chargers make it easy to remember when to plugin by allowing you to schedule your charging sessions.
Why drive electric?
The most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today are plugged in, not gassed up. Even with low gas prices, it costs less than half as much to travel the same distance in an EV than a gas-powered vehicle. Want more details? Check out the eGallon tool.
New EVs can start as low as $16,000 after electric car federal tax credits; pre-owned electric cars start at $8,000. In addition, incentives and dealer subsidies on electric vehicles make it even more affordable to own or lease. With newly manufactured EVs coming on the market in the coming years, price options and variety will continue to grow.
Electric car maintenance is minimal compared to internal combustion engines. With an electric vehicle, you’ll never have to worry about changing the oil, coolant, transmission fluid or belts. With lower operating costs, buying electric usually offsets the costs in one year.
Emission reduction, including reduced usage of fuel, is another pro for all-electric vehicles. Because EVs rely on a rechargeable battery, driving an electric car does not create any tailpipe emissions which are a major source of pollution in the United States.
The Case for Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles are taking over. A short video by Joel Dyar, filmed at the Experience Electric Road Show event hosted by CLEER and Western Colorado Alliance
Charging your EV
The time it takes to fully charge your EV is based on level, or speed, of charging.
LEVEL 1 CHARGING
is through a 120-volt outlet, the standard household size. This level requires about eight hours to provide 40 miles of range.
LEVEL 3 DC FAST CHARGING EQUIPMENT
typically used for public stations — is very fast, providing a charge of up to 100 miles in 20 minutes.
Fuel calculator resources
Electric Drive Cost Calculator
Calculate annual fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions for hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electric Drive Cost Calculator.
Compare the costs of driving with electricity and find out how much it costs to fuel an electric vehicle in your state with the U.S. Department of Energy’s eGallon Calculator.
Our Renewable Energy Purchase Program is an easy and affordable way to power your home or business with Colorado produced solar, wind and hydro power.