(EV) owners can breathe a sigh of relief when cruising into Steamboat Springs
from Denver or Edwards. Thanks to combined efforts from the Colorado Energy
Office and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, a new EV charging station
has been installed at the Alpine Bank branch on Pine Grove Road.
was made possible in part by a grant from Charge Ahead Colorado and the
Colorado Energy Office. The publicly accessible Level 2 charging station is the
newest and closest location to Highways 40 and 131, which travelers use to
drive north and east to Steamboat. The EVBox charging system can accept any
electric vehicles using a simple adapter and can charge two vehicles at the
was unveiled at a “Plugging In” ceremony on September 12. “The local interest in
all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles is growing, and this new
charging station will benefit both our community and visitors,” said Sarah
Jones, executive director of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.
Bank also offers charging stations at its locations in Boulder and Grand
Junction. “The charging station at our Steamboat location is another example of
our company’s ongoing dedication to the environment, and nothing would make us
happier than seeing it being used consistently,” said Adonna Allen,
president of the Alpine Bank Steamboat.