Alpine Bank has opened a charging station for electric vehicles at its location in downtown Grand Junction.
“Grand Junction is the largest population center between Denver and Salt Lake City, and the statewide network needed a conveniently located free EV charging station in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district,” said David Miller, a vice president who leads the Alpine Bank Green Team.
The station, located on the west side of the Alpine Bank building at 225 N. Fifth St., features two ports and is available for free use around the clock.
Alpine Bank received a portion of funding for the project from the Colorado Energy Office through its Charge Ahead Colorado program. The program has helped fund the construction of 189 electric vehicle charging stations in Colorado, bringing to 231 the total number of publicly available stations in the state. Funding for the program in turn comes form a $20 annual fee electric vehicle owners pay as part of registration.
“Electric charging at Alpine Bank is directly contributing to the upward trend of innovation in the diversity of transportation fuels in Colorado,” said Wes Maurer, transportation program manager at the Colorado Energy Office.
Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 38 locations across Colorado. The bank has earned certification for meeting international standards for environmental management. For more information, visit www.alpinebank.com.