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PPACG taking public comment on electric vehicle charging

 

Last updated 8/16/2022 at 3pm | View PDF

PPACG TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION INFRASTRUCTURE STUDY-DRAFT

Existing charging stations and registered EVS by ZIP Code. With such a large population and so many tourist destinations, El Paso County's EV infrastructure is critical to meeting the goals in the statewide plan, the report states. There were 51 public charging stations in El Paso County. Of these, 46 were in Colorado Springs, two in Manitou Springs, two in Monument, and one in Fountain (in the Sam's Club/Walmart parking lot on Venetucci Boulevard). These stations totaled 131 Level 2 charging ports and 32 Level 3 DC Fast charging ports.

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) has developed a draft Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Study to assess existing electric vehicle (EV) charging assets within its Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG) boundaries and provide references and implementation resources for local entities that may pursue EV charging projects in the future.

This study does not detail specific infrastructure projects and is not intended to be proscriptive; instead, this effort is intended to assist those member jurisdictions or local entities who voluntarily decide to seek EV grants. This study is in alignment with and refers to existing efforts as possible.

The draft document has been released for the public, with comments being accepted now through Sept. 12. The draft document can be found online at: https://www.ppacg.org/ppacg-transportation-electrification-study/

All comments received will be made available on the PPACG website after the public comment period ends. The comments received will be used during the approval process by staff and by the PPACG Board of Directors. Details on the study will remain available on the PPACG website and may be made available in alternative formats or languages upon request.

About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments:

PPACG's 16 local governments collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and work together to reach solutions that benefit the entire Pikes Peak region. PPACG's primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, military impact planning and air and water quality.

 

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