Nine charging stations for Electric Vehicles (EV) are spread across the City of Steamboat Springs from the mountain to downtown to west of town. In addition, Steamboat Springs Transit operates a fleet of hybrid buses serving the community.
Plug in and charge up the discussion around Electric Vehicles (EV) in the Yampa Valley and shape the city’s EV Readiness Plan. Coloradans are strongly supportive of electric vehicles (EV) as evident by the state’s #6 national ranking for EV adoption friendliness. Each year more EV models are becoming increasingly available and people are trading in their gas-powered vehicles and switching to electric.
The city is working with consultants, HDR, and local firm, Urban Design Collaboration, to develop the roadmap for the EV Readiness Plan. Stay up-to-date on the project by visiting EngageSteamboat.net/EV for project information, engagement opportunities and results.
The Kum & Go on Anglers Drive in Steamboat Springs has installed the community’s first two high-speed electric vehicle charging stations, paid for almost entirely by a $250,000 grant from the Colorado Energy Office.
The move is part of a statewide effort to install more high-speed chargers 30 to 50 miles apart for those traveling across the state in electric vehicles. Colorado had seven high speed charging locations open across the state: Dinosaur, Salida, Pagosa Springs, Estes Park, Montrose, Fairplay and Steamboat. Six additional sites have received permits and are under construction, with Granby and Craig being the two closest to Routt County.
SST has expanded its fleet of diesel/electric hybrid buses over the past several years. A mix of 29-foot and 35-foot buses, which have some of the highest miles per gallon and lowest gallons per hour in the fleet, serve the city.
Significant ridership lowers the carbon and other pollution produced in a community,contributes to cleaner air, reduced traffic congestion, and less dependence on gasoline and autos, which means a more active and healthier community. SST carries more than a million passengers a year.