A partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Rivian will bring charging stations to all 42 Colorado state parks.
As electric cars take on the world and gas stations turn electric, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is also looking to join in on the rise in environmentally friendly transportation.
On Wednesday, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved a partnership with Rivian to bring electric vehicle charging stations to all state parks across Colorado. CPW officials plan to install at least two high-end chargers in all state parks and a few additional CPW sites.
The partnership will encourage more environmentally friendly practices at Colorado state parks and bring the state closer to its goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030. The state's initiative is currently behind because of a lack of charging stations around Colorado. As electric vehicle sales go up, the number of charging stations has remained stagnant.
Rivian is an electric vehicle manufacturer that specializes in adventure vehicles. They currently have two vehicle models with off-road capabilities.
Electric vehicle manufacturing has ramped up recently, and 2021 shapes up to be a record year for sales. Switching to an electric vehicle is not only good for the environment, but the cars have low maintenance costs, and some states offer tax incentives.
Will you be using an EV charging station at a Colorado state park this year? Let us know in the comments.