Starting Saturday, Boulder will offer two free hours of electric vehicle charging per day at the Boulder Junction on-street charging station and downtown city parking garages.
The daily free charging hours will run through Jan. 2, according to the city. Vehicles can be charged for up to four hours, but vehicles left charging after the free period will be charged $2.50 for each additional hour.
A new sustainability data set was recently published to Boulder's Open Data Catalog. The data set will be updated monthly with daily energy use, length of charging time, gasoline savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions at city-owned charging stations.
"Vehicle electrification is at the core of the city's climate commitment, and a significant amount of Boulder's emissions come from vehicles." said Matt Lehrman, energy strategy coordinator. "Vehicle electrification is one way to take a sizable chunk out of our city's emissions."
Two free hours of charging will be available at: The promotion will be available at the following list of locations:
• Randolph Center parking garage, 11th and Walnut streets (two EV plugs available)
• 11th and Spruce streets parking garage (two EV plugs)
• 15th and Pearl streets parking garage (six EV plugs)
• St. Julien Hotel parking garage, 10th and Walnut streets (four EV plugs)
• RTD parking garage, 14th and Walnut streets (two EV plugs)
• Boulder Junction on-street charging station, 2052 Junction Place (two EV plugs)
Parking is free in downtown city garages on Saturdays, Sundays and on city holidays, but ordinary parking rates on weekdays will continue to apply during the promotion.
A map of the EV charging stations in Boulder, including the Boulder Junction on-street charging stations, is available at bit.ly/2BEq8dO.