Colorado Springs – With electric vehicles (EVs) hitting Colorado streets in record numbers, a new study by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, CoPIRG Foundation, and Frontier Group finds that the city of Colorado Springs will need to add nearly 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations to public places to be ready for the estimated 26,000 electric vehicles that could be on city streets by 2030. Currently, Colorado Springs has approximately 50 publicly accessible charging stations on streets, in parking garages, and at businesses.
The adoption of large numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) offers many benefits for cities, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles are far cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower emissions of the pollutants that contribute to smog and particulate matter.
America’s transportation system has emerged as Climate Enemy #1, with cars, trucks and other vehicles now representing the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution, and America producing more transportation carbon pollution per capita than any other major industrialized nation.