Residential and Commercial Charging

  1. Charging at Home
  2. Commercial: Installing a Charging Station in Aspen
  3. Electrify Your Fleet

Selecting a charging station for your home?

Level 1 charging is a charging option that only requires a nearby wall outlet and zero or minimal upgrades. Level 1 charging requires some additional planning as vehicles will need to charge for multiple hours (typically overnight). Level 1 charging is simple and accessible and is a cost-effective solution to charging your EV.

Level 2 stations are a popular at-home charging option because they are faster and can charge your EV anywhere between 4-6 hours. Level 2 chargers are more expensive and place an additional load on your home's electrical panel. If you need to upgrade your electrical panel, the costs to support Level 2 charging will increase the cost of installation.

How do I get an EV charging station installed?

  • Find out what rebate opportunities are available. 
    • Contact CLEER for EV charger guidance and grant coaching. 
    • Contact your electricity provider (Aspen Electric or Holy Cross). 
  • Consider what options you have available for installing an electric vehicle charging station (plan the location and power source). 
  • CLEER can help find an electrician who can provide options for charging your vehicle and costs. 
  • Decide the charging schedule that works for you and helps minimize charging costs.  

Drive Clean Colorado’s guide to installing residential electric vehicle chargers, including residential chargers. 

Helpful tips to get an electric vehicle charging station installed at a multi-family housing complex.

  • Get in contact with the Climate Action Office who can point you to local organizations that can direct you to available resources or grants. Work with these organizations to discuss opportunities for charging including helping you find an electrician to provide quotes. 
  • Contact your HOA. It’s important to not only create buy-in from your HOA early on but to also understand the capacity of your building for charging. Ask your HOA how far your assigned parking spot is from a transformer and if the transformer has the capacity to be metered.  
    • Consider installing a “community charging station” for everyone to share. Most communal charging stations will be a Level 2 type. Find out if anyone in your multifamily housing is interested in or would benefit from a charging station. Your HOA might be more open to installation if several people are interested in purchasing EVs. 
    • Work with your HOA board to develop a set of rules for EV charging at your building that will explain how you intend to pay for electricity and if multiple residents are sharing the same charging station, how you will ensure equal opportunities for EV charging among residents.

Drive Clean Colorado’s guide to installing multifamily electric vehicle chargers (PDF).