For immediate release:
8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021
There are now at least 20 electric vehicle charging stations between the New Mexico state line and Pueblo West, thanks to the newest charging station located at George’s Drive Inn.
The charging station at George’s is a direct current fast charger, also known as a level 3 or DC fast charger (DCFC). Equipped to charge up to two electric vehicles at a time, charging most EV’s to 80 percent in 20 to 30 minutes – about the same amount of time it takes to enjoy a cheeseburger and fries at George’s.
Prior to the EV Trail charging station, the gap between DC fast chargers along I-25 was 92 miles, between Trinidad and Pueblo. The new EV Trail charging stations cut the gap in half to just 46 miles.
The project was made possible thanks to EV Trail with support from the Colorado Energy Office. EV Trail founder Curtis Claar celebrated the station’s opening with a windy ribbon cutting on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. EV Trail owns and operates the station.
The installation is part of expanding access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the nation. Local electric cooperative San Isabel Electric has rebates and resources available to local businesses to tap into available grant funding from the State of Colorado to install more charging stations.
It is the state’s goal to have electric vehicle charging stations every 50 miles along major highways and interstates.
For more information about electric vehicle charging grant partnership opportunities available from the state of Colorado and San Isabel Electric, contact San Isabel Electric Business Development Manager Laura Getts at 79-647-6204 or laura.getts@SIEA.com.
As a not-for-profit cooperative utility, San Isabel Electric provides affordable, reliable electricity with exceptional service to communities throughout southern Colorado. Serving nearly 20,000 member-owners and 24,000 meters, San Isabel Electric has been keeping the lights on since 1938. We don’t just serve communities. We are part of communities.