Electric Vehicle Infrastructure & Readiness Plan

About this Project

In June 2020, the Town of Estes Park began work on an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Readiness Plan (EV Plan). The Estes Park EV Plan will explore several vehicle classes including electric bicycles (e-bikes), electric passenger vehicles, the Town's fleet, as well as local transit.

The key goals of this effort are to:

  1. Guide the community in making strategic decisions over the next ten years as it relates to transportation electrification.
  2. Develop a strategy to support electric vehicle owners, local residents and visitors.
  3. Maximize the Town's existing investment in EV charging infrastructure and the new grant-funded electric trolley.

This effort, coupled with the 100 percent renewable energy generation set by Platte River Power Authority, provides an opportunity to make a measurable change in Estes Valley's air quality and environmental stewardship.

Several opportunities for stakeholder input will be offered during the planning process, which will wrap up in late November.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The EV Plan will be ready to submit to one of our funding supporters, DOLA on Nov 30.
  • Will continue additional work on on the plan through Dec 31 with funds from the Colorado Energy Office.
  • The Plan will be discussed at a January 2021 Town Board Study Session and presented for adoption in February 2021. 

About the Funding and Support

This project is supported with funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). Town staff are being supported in this effort by two Denver-based consultancies, S.R.D. Consulting and Brendle Group, and in partnership with the Town's Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). 

For more information about this project, please contact Christy, Public Works Department at ccrosser@estes.org, 970-577-3574.