Colorado awards $10M grant for 33 vehicle charging stations along major highways

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GRAND JUNCTION |  Colorado has awarded a $10.3 million grant for California-based ChargePoint Inc. to install electric vehicle charging stations along several major highways in the state.

The Daily Sentinel reports the grant from the Colorado Energy Office will fund the installation of 33 fast-charging stations across the state.

Stations will be placed along sections of Interstate 70 from Grand Junction to Denver, U.S. Highway 50 to Montrose, U.S. Highway 550 in Silverton and Durango, and along U.S. Highway 160 between Cortez and Pagosa Springs.

Office executive director Kathleen Staks says the stations will be placed in areas that “provide easy access, proximity to amenities and 24/7 charging ability.”

The grant is part of a multi-state project to boost the number of charging stations to encourage the sale of electric vehicles.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com