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City of Fort Collins Launches Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Posted on: Aug-02-2013

Fort Collins Utilities’ is charging into the future with its launch of the first municipal electric vehicle charging stations available to the general public in Northern Colorado. Join City officials and statewide partners for the ribbon cutting and to see the stations put to use, Mon., August 12,
3-3:45 p.m., Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Ct.

Both Level 2 and Level 3/DC quick charging services are offered by the City. All Level 2 charging stations are credit card operated and self-service. A Level 3/DC quick charger is available for use at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery during business hours.

Level 2 chargers support the SAE J1772 connection standard using a 240-volt circuit (similar to what is used for central air conditioners or clothes dryers). Cost: $1/hour charging session.

Level 3/DC quick chargers only support vehicles equipped with the CHAdeMO standard. This station uses advanced direct current (DC) quick charging equipment powered by 480-volt high-power electric service. Level 3 chargers provide a significantly faster charge. Cost: $3/charging session. Contact your vehicle dealership or manufacturer with questions about DC charging compatibility.

Charging site locations include:
• Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Ct. – Open August 13
• Civic Center Parking Structure, 144 N. Mason St. – Open August 13

The City of Fort Collins partners with Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC), the City of Loveland and Colorado State University on this program and has received grant funding from the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), as well as donations from Nissan (North America) and the Bohemian Companies.

For more information, visit, email, call (970) 221-6700 or TDD (970) 224-6003.

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