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Electric Vehicle Readiness Roadmap

City of Fort Collins Electric Vehicle Readiness Roadmap Illustration

Project Overview

In 2018, the City of Fort Collins developed an Electric Vehicle (EV) Readiness Roadmap to support current and future EV adoption in our community. The Roadmap establishes a vision, goals, and clearly defined roles for City of Fort Collins Departments, the private sector, and the Fort Collins community. The Roadmap includes:

  • Action items for City efforts to inform policies and programs
  • Strategies for increasing and leveraging investment in EVs and charging infrastructure
  • EV charging station research and EV adoption forecasts to inform infrastructure needs and equitable placement locally and regionally
  • Best practices for education, outreach, and addressing barriers to EV adoption
  • Regional coordination strategies


  • Increase EV use in Fort Collins by providing the clarity and direction needed to advance Fort Collins to the next level of EV adoption
  • Help Fort Collins achieve their 2015 Climate Action Plan goals by reducing the carbon emissions and local air quality impacts of vehicles used within the city
  • Inform and align with ongoing planning efforts, including the ongoing City Plan and Transportation Master Plan update, and the upcoming analyses of the electric grid distribution system planned by Fort Collins Utilities


The project began in January 2018 and was completed at end of October 2018.

Opportunities for Stakeholder Engagement

The City engaged with the public, local businesses, and other stakeholders to develop an EV Readiness Roadmap that is comprehensive, holistic, and serves all members of the Fort Collins community. Stakeholders were engaged through:

  • An Electric Vehicle Readiness Steering Committee
  • Engagement during community meetings
  • One-on-one interviews with select stakeholders
  • Email, web, and social media updates
  • A web-based community questionnaire

Electric Vehicle Readiness Steering Committee Meeting Documents

February 2018

April 2018

June 2018

September 2018

Visit Drive Electric Northern Colorado for more information about electric vehicles in Fort Collins, including charging stations, tax credits and other ways to get involved.