There is a new initiative in town in Northern Colorado, it’s aimed at increasing adoption of plug-in electric vehicles by both businesses and consumers.

The event began at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and aimed to provide "the necessary coordination, educational outreach, local business involvement, and infrastructure needed to transform the area into a model plug-in electric vehicle deployment community." Officials installed a quick charger station available for public use at the museum.It is the first quick charger in operation in Colorado. It can charge a car in 15 to 30 minutes.

Loveland Mayor Cecil A. Gutierrez pointed out that, “We have an obligation to help reduce our dependence on oil.” Going on further to explain that the public fleet for Loveland is currently in the process of being converted to plug-in electric vehicles.

To read more about Northern Colorado’s push toward electric vehicle adoption, head over to http://www.boulderijournal.com/article.php?id=8222

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