Adams County Awarded Funding for New Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations

Adams County has been awarded $54,080 from the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) through its Charge Ahead Colorado program for the purchase and deployment of new electric vehicles and charging stations. One new charging station will be added to the Adams County Government Center public parking lot (4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton). Two charging stations will be added to the new Westminster Human Services Center public parking lot and one charging station will be added to the employee parking lot. One new charging station will be added to the Sheriff’s Office ( public parking lot in addition to one charging station and two new electric vehicles (non-patrol fleet) being added to the employee parking lot (332 N. 19th Ave, Brighton).

“The county has excelled in sustainable practices since 2010, providing for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly future for our citizens and community,” said Julia Ferguson, Adams County sustainability coordinator. “Having this critical infrastructure and new electric vehicles allows for our employees and patrons to have greater access to safe, affordable, and clean energy, and will lead to improved air quality in and around Adams County.”

Installation of the charging stations and electric vehicle drop off for the Adams County Government Center and Sheriff’s Office will be conducted in early 2017, and the charging stations for the new Human Services Center will be installed in mid-2017 when the center is expected to open. The charging stations will remain free for public and employee use into the foreseeable future.

For additional information or to learn more about the county’s sustainability efforts, please contact Julia Ferguson at [email protected].