October 6, 2023

Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive Event Sunday Sparks Interest

The City of Steamboat Springs, in collaboration with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Yampa Valley Electric Association, will host its fall Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive event at the Howelsen Hill parking lot this Sunday, October 8th. The goals of the event are to raise awareness and encourage residents to consider transitioning to electric vehicles and to promote the city’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan.

According to the EV Readiness Plan, Routt County experienced a 34% increase in combined carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles between 2005 and 2021. Gasoline-powered vehicles accounted for 66% of transportation-related emissions in the County and 82% in the City. The City’s EV Readiness program focuses on infrastructure, accessibility and permitting to address these issues to create a more sustainable system.

Importantly, transitioning to electric vehicles aligns with the CAP goal of increasing EV adoption to 20% of registered vehicles by 2030 and 95% by 2050. Come test drive various electric car models and learn about the benefits of EVs, such as reduced emissions and lower operating costs.

Click here to sign up for a vehicle and time slot!