Charge Ahead Colorado

December 08, 2021


The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have teamed up in an effort to improve air quality and encourage the use of electric vehicles throughout the state of Colorado. The Charge Ahead Colorado program provides financial support for electric vehicle charging stations (EVSE). H.B. 1198, enacted in April 2019, allows grants to be used to offset operating costs of EVSE; not yet included in current grant program. Additional grant funding of over $1,000,000 was allocated by S.B 42 and S.B 205 in Spring 2021.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Passenger Electric Vehicles
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
  • Direct Current Fast Charging Equipment
Incentive Amount: Electric Vehicles: 80% of incremental cost differential between EV and comparable gasoline vehicle, up to $8,260
Level 2 Fleet Only: 80% of cost, up to $6,000
Level 2 Dual Port: 80% of cost, up to $9,000
DC Fast Multiple Port: 80% of cost, up to $30,000 (additional $5,000 available for projects outside the seven-county Denver Metro Area)
DC Ultra-Fast Multiple Port: 80% of cost, up to $50,000


Name: H.B. 1198 (2019)
Name: C.R.S. 24-38.5-103

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.