La Plata County installed its first electric vehicle charging station at the County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave., in the north parking lot.
The charging unit is a Type II ChargePoint brand charger that is positioned to charge up to two vehicles simultaneously. It will charge at a rate of approximately 6-7 kilowatts per hour and is intended for partial charge use.
Charging costs $1.08 per hour for the first two hours and $11.08 per hour thereafter.
The project was funded in part by the Regional Air Quality Council and Colorado Energy Office through a program called Charge Ahead Colorado, designed to improve air quality and encourage deployment of electric vehicles across the state.