ChargePoint opens fast-charging corridor in Colorado
In the USA, EV charging network ChargePoint has just announced the completion of the first of six fast-charging corridors in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office. Corridor A runs along Highway 40 from Boulder to Dinosaur near the Utah border.
ChargePoint was awarded six corridors throughout Colorado. Each charging site offers either two or four ChargePoint Express 250 fast chargers. This allows electric vehicles to charge at up to 125 kilowatts. ChargePoint says the stations will be upgraded to ChargePoint’s higher-powered Express Plus later this year.
Colorado’s fast-charging highway corridors project is a public-private partnership involving a $10 million investment by the Colorado Energy Office. This includes funding from the Volkswagen Settlement and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, as well as investments by ChargePoint, local jurisdictions, electric utilities, and Colorado businesses.
ChargePoint says that a total of 20 fast-charging sites have been activated under this initiative, and several more are currently under construction. Other sites are strategically located along I-70, Highway 50, Highway 550 and other “key travel corridors”. The locations of the charging sites are mapped out for drivers on the ChargePoint mobile app or website.
“Completing the first of six corridors is an exciting milestone for the program,” said Christian Williss, Senior Director, Transportation Fuels and Technology, Colorado Energy Office. “The remaining sites will be operational by the end of year, helping to ensure that Coloradans can travel anywhere in the state in an electric vehicle.