EV Charging Rebate Program
Electric Vehicle Charger Incentives are available for installation of private and public electric vehicle charging stations.
Cooperative Supplied Level 2 Charger Rebate
LPEA offers the free use of a Level 2 ChargePoint Flex plug-in charger (UL Listed and ENERGY STAR certified) for home use for members that own or lease an electric vehicle (retail value approximately $700).
A rebate up to $500, not to exceed 50% of electric parts and labor costs, is also available if a suitable outlet (NEMA 14-50 50A 240V) is needed at the home.
LPEA will own and maintain the charger on our members’ behalf*
Participants must allow LPEA to access usage information through the members Wi-Fi internet connection. The equipment will schedule charging times based on the billing rate the member is on so that charging automatically occurs when electricity costs less but can be overridden by the user at any time. Because this technology is new, LPEA looks forward to increasing knowledge of EV charging patterns and enhancing service going forward.
* LPEA requires return of the charger if the member no longer has an electric vehicle, is no longer a member of LPEA, or uses less than 25 charge sessions in a six-month period. If a member leaves the LPEA service territory and does not return the charger, they will be billed the current value of the unit.
Customer Purchased Level 2 Charger Rebate
Members independently purchasing a Level 2 charger, including installation costs, are eligible to receive a $500 rebate or up to 50 percent of material costs. Contact LPEA for independent consultation: (970) 382-7775 for details.
AC Level 1
Alternating Current Level 1 EVSE (often referred to simply as Level 1) provides charging through a 120-Volt AC plug, the type typically used in American homes. A Level 1 cord set is almost always included when buying an EV. On one end of the cord is a standard, three-prong household plug. On the other end is a J1772 standard connector which plugs into the vehicle. Charging time: Level 1 charging typically provides 2–5 miles of range per hour of charging.
AC Level 2
AC Level 2 supplies charging via 240-V electrical service, approximately the same power supplied to an electric dryer or oven. The most basic AC Level 2 products have standard safety features and status lights. More advanced, “smart” Level 2 products have features such as enhanced displays, charging timers, communications capabilities, and keypads. Level 2 equipment can be used at different charging rates, from 3.3 kW up to 19.2 kW. Charging time: Level 2 charging typically provides 10–20 miles of range per hour of charging.
Direct current (DC) fast-charging equipment typically provides a 208-V or 480-V three-phase input and enables rapid charging. DC chargers are typically found at public charging stations in high-density areas and along highway traffic corridors to enable longer distance travel with an EV. DC Level charging stations can cost between $50,000 and $100,000 to construct and have power requirements that exceed that of a typical American home. Charging time: DC charging typically provides 60–80 miles of range to a light-duty EV in 20 minutes. The components that comprise EVSE vary slightly depending on the classification of the EVSE, but generally include a cord, connector, coupler, and inlet.
LPEA Charging Stations ─ Durango (Bodo Park)
LPEA has four ChargePoint Level 2 charging plugs at our Durango headquarters. Stop by and plug-in for a minimal fee. 45 Stewart Street, Durango, CO 81302.
LPEA Charging Stations (Pagosa Springs)
LPEA has two ChargePoint Level 2 plugs at the Geothermal Greenhouse Project on the San Juan River Walk providing FREE EV charging! Stop by and plug-in anytime. 80 South 5th Street, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.
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