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Colorado’s RAQC Has $4 Million for AFVs

February 2, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications Due February 29 Under Latest RAQC Round

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council has launched a new round of funding for alternative fuel vehicle purchases in ozone nonattainment and carbon monoxide maintenance areas, with grants ranging from $3,000 for light duty AFVs for private fleets $35,000 for heavy-duty AFVs for non-profit or public fleets.

RAQCDedicated-CNG/compressed natural gas, CNG-gasoline bi-fuel, propane autogas and electric vehicles are eligible under the Alt Fuels Colorado initiative.

Noble Supports CNG School Buses

A total of $4 million is available for the latest round under the state’s four-year, $30 million program.


In concert with the federally backed Alt Fuels Colorado program, Noble Energy is providing funding for CNG school buses for school districts in the ozone nonattainment areas. Interested school districts apply via RAQC’s Alt Fuels Colorado program.

Applications under this latest Alt Fuels Colorado vehicle funding round are due February 29. The agency will answer questions until the close of business on February 12.

Funding ceilings under the RAQC-administered Alt Fuels Colorado program.

Per-vehicle funding ceilings under the RAQC-administered Alt Fuels Colorado program.


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Source: RAQC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado Floats New Funding Solicitation

January 7, 2016 in CNG, EVSE, money available, NGVs, propane autogas, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pre-Bid Meeting on January 12 for this Fourth Round

The Colorado Energy Office is again emphasizing compressed natural gas vehicle fueling infrastructure as it prepares for a fourth round of project funding.
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Colorado Has More Money for AFVs

September 29, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, EVs, money available, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$9 Million for Public Fleets and $5.5 Million for Private Fleets

The Colorado Energy Office and affiliated agencies have floated a new solicitation for alternative fuel vehicles, offering $14.5 million to help offset the incremental cost of natural gas vehicles, propane autogas vehicles, and electric vehicles.

AltFuelsColoradoThe Alt Fuels Colorado program is managed by CEO in partnership with the RAQC, the Regional Air Quality Council, and the Colorado Departments of Transportation and Local Affairs. This program will provide funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles.

RAQC handles the vehicle grants. Under the current round, $9 million is available for public fleets and $5.5 million is available for private fleets.


Federal CMAQ Funding

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

Applications are due on October 29.

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

The agency will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of the alternative fuel vehicles.

ALT Fuels Colorado is funded through CMAQ, the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program.

NobleEnergy-CEONoble Energy Funding

RAQC is working with Colorado-based Noble Energy, which is helping fund the deployment of compressed natural gas-fueled schools buses in Weld County and Colorado’s non-attainment counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Larimer).

Noble expects that $4.8 million in matching funding will help place 30 CNG school buses in Weld County, and that $2 million will help place 33 CNG buses in the non-attainment areas. The Noble Energy funding is available fro RAQC programs awardees: $60,000 for 80-passenger and $40,000 for 29-passenger school buses.


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Source: Colorado Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado Backs Four New CNG Stations

August 17, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sparq, Trillium, VNG and Ward Designated for Funding

The Colorado Energy Office, in partnership with the state’s Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has disclosed its plans for funding four additional CNG fueling station locations.
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Charge Ahead CO Money for EVs

July 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, money available, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications for Vehicles and EVSE Due August 17

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Energy Office kicked off the state’s Charge Ahead Colorado electric vehicle and infrastructure grant application.

AltFuelsColoradoRAQC and CEO are offering incentives for the purchase or lease of electric vehicles and EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment, including Level 2 DC fast-charge stations.


The application period officially opens this Thursday and proposals are due on the morning of August 17.


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CEO, Wes Maurer, 303-866-2064; [email protected]

RAQC, Matt Mines, 303-629-5450, ext 210; [email protected]; cleanairfleets.org

Source: CEO-RAQC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado Money for Denver-Area AFVs

June 9, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applications Due to Regional Air Quality Council on July 7

Colorado’s Regional Air Quality Council has opened the Alt Fuels Colorado vehicle grant application program to support the acquisition or lease of alternative fuel vehicles in the state’s nonattainment areas, effectively the region of Denver.


Alt Fuels Colorado eligible area

Alt Fuels Colorado eligible area

RAQC will pay up to 80% of the incremental cost of an AFV – up to $35,000 for a heavy duty vehicle operated by a public fleet. The agency has $9 million for public fleets and $5.5 million for private fleets.

Eligible AFVs include Class 2-8 OEM compressed natural gas vehicles, propane autogas vehicles, electric vehicles and CNG-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles.

Questions Answered Until June 23

Eligible areas include Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson, as well as parts of Larimer, Weld, El Paso, and Teller counties.

RAQC will take questions on the latest funding round until June 23. Applications are due July 7.

Alt Fuels Colorado is a partnership between RAQC, the Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Department of Local Affairs.


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Source: Alt Fuels Colorado with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Colorado Backs CNG Infrastructure Work

October 31, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Companies Get $3.9 Million for Eight Fueling Outlets,
Part of $30 Million, Four-Year Alt Fuels Colorado Initiative 

The Colorado Energy Office – CEO – is supporting the companies building eight compressed natural gas fueling facilities in the state to the tune of more than $3.9 million dollars, and is preparing for a second round of bids, with a solicitation due early in 2015.
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