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Posted on: August 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] EV Readiness Plan Looks to Electrify Yampa Valley Lifestyle

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-August 10, 2020-Plug in and charge up the discussion around Electric Vehicles (EV) in the Yampa Valley and shape the city’s EV Readiness Plan by sharing community input through an online survey.

Electrify your lifestyle and help us understand your experience and thoughts around electric vehicles. Respond by September 18 at Surveymonkey.com/r/SteamboatEV.

“With electric vehicles becoming more popular, we want to make it easy for our residents and visitors to own and operate EVs in our city,” said Winnie DelliQuadri, Special Projects and Intergovernmental Services Manager. “We encourage people to take this survey to help us build a plan that considers their needs and lifestyle.”

The city is taking a community wide approach and partnering with numerous organizations in its effort to put the plan together that looks to make EV adoption easy and affordable in the Yampa Valley.

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.

Steamboat Springs’ mission is to preserve its history while assuring an economically, culturally, and environmentally sustainable future. To achieve this, the city, partnering with Routt County, completed a Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory that examined how to reduce GHG emissions.

This study identified that a major CO2 source which increased emissions between 2005 and 2018 was transportation. The top transportation emission-generating modes are gas vehicles, diesel vehicles, aviation, and railways. Based on the results, it was clear that actions need to be taken to reduce transportation CO2 emissions to achieve state goals for GHG emissions. The EV Readiness Plan is the next step to getting there.

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.

Contacts
Winnie DelliQuadri, Special Projects & Intergovernmental Services Manager, 970.871.8257 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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