DMEA and City of Montrose Break Ground on Montrose EV Fast Charging Station
Tesla Supercharger and ChargePoint Dual Platform fast charger will bring universal EV charging to Montrose
October 1, 2020, Montrose – Today, Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) and the City of Montrose broke ground on Montrose’s first-ever DC fast charging station for electric vehicles (EVs). Located at the corner of North First Street and Uncompahgre in the heart of downtown Montrose, the charging station will feature two models of EV chargers: a Tesla Supercharger and a ChargePoint Dual Platform (CCS & CHAdeMo) fast charger.
“Electric vehicles might not be considered mainstream—at least not yet. High-powered charging stations, like these ones, that offer a quick turnaround and the ability to charge almost all EV models, are essential to easing some of the public apprehension that still exists. EVs are easy to use, more affordable to operate, and perfect for everyday driving,” said Jasen Bronec, DMEA Chief Executive Officer.
By co-locating the Tesla Superchargers and ChargePoint fast charger, all electric vehicle drivers in the US will so be able to make a pit stop in Montrose for a recharge. With charging times ranging from just 15 minutes to an hour, it is anticipated that the station will also support the downtown economy. “The City of Montrose is thankful to all of our partners for investing in this downtown parking lot. We look forward to sharing this resource with our community and welcoming electric vehicle drivers to the Montrose downtown,” said Ann Morgenthaler, Assistant City Manager.
The all-inclusive charging station was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the City of Montrose, DMEA, Tesla, ChargePoint, and a grant from the Colorado Energy Office Charge Ahead Program, which funded approximately 80% of the project costs. The City is hosting the site, free of charge, at their already established public parking lot. DMEA is donating the in-kind labor and materials to upgrade the electric service and will also own and operate the ChargePoint equipment. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year.