Denver installs first electric vehicle ‘quick’ charging station

Denver's first quick charging stations for EVs were installed downtown, Denver Public Works and Denver Environmental Health announced April 8, 2014. (Photo: Courtesy City of Denver)

Denver's first quick charging stations for EVs were installed downtown, Denver Public Works and Denver Environmental Health announced April 8, 2014. (Photo: Courtesy City of Denver)

DENVER — The City of Denver installed its first publicly accessible quick charging station for electric vehicles, Denver Public Works and Denver Environmental Health announced Tuesday.

Located at the Cultural Center Complex and Denver Performing Arts Center parking garages, the new quick charging stations use CHAdeMO quick charging connectors to charge EVs, according to a press release from the City of Denver.

The release went on to explain that, by using this type of technology, these level 3 chargers can charge an electric vehicle in 20 to 30 minutes — level 2 chargers can take several hours.

“Denver is excited to enhance our transportation network by offering these new quick chargers to the public,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Boosting the area’s charging opportunities increases mobility options, promotes the use of alternative fuel sources and demonstrates our dedication to creating a more livable city.”

The City added that it is committed to installing facilities that promote clean energy vehicles.

Denver Public Works, Denver Environmental Health and Regional Air Quality Control funded the new stations.