Thanks to a partnership with Rampart Range Metropolitan District, the City of Lone Tree can now add electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its list of community amenities. Five new EV charging stations, including a DC Fast Charger which can fully charge a vehicle in 30 to 45 minutes, are now available in the Lincoln Commons parking garage located at 10001 Commons Street.
On Wednesday, Mayor Jackie Millet and City Council were joined by Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew, Colorado Energy Office Executive Director Will Toor, Vice President of Development for Coventry Development Keith Simon and Regional Air Quality Council Executive Director Michael Silverstein in celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“We’re so excited to offer this as an amenity to our residents and visitors,” said Millet. “With our prominent location along the I-25 and C-470 corridors, it makes a lot of sense to make charging stations available.”
The charging stations, which were installed at the end of April, are located in the RidgeGate community and provide drivers with easy access to the Lone Tree Arts Center, and numerous dinning and retail establishments in the area.
“We are thrilled to welcome the new EV charging stations to RidgeGate as another partnership project focused on innovation in the community,” said Simon. “They are another feature that will enhance mobility and transportation choice, and support RidgeGate's position as the most connected community in the Denver Metro area.”
The cost to use the stations will vary from $0.15 per kWh to $0.30 per kWh depending on whether drivers are using the DC Fast Charger or the Level 2 stations.
The stations are also funded in part by a grant from the Regional Air Quality Council’s Charge Ahead Colorado program.