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Re: Registration in Colorado

Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:42 pm

I do't think she knew what she was talking about, exactly. But as far as I can surmise it might relate to using County or State charging stations at municipal buildings?
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Re: Registration in Colorado

Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:47 pm

So I just got my tags and the Colorado EV decal. I put it on for lack of a better thing to do.

I think I've found a bunch of free L2 charging stations around town and in Boulder (tho they are pretty useless to me).

I like that $30 of my $50 EV registration fee is going to Charging Infrastructure. I, however, wish they'd sprinkle a couple of DCQC stations along I70 in the mountains and up and down I25 (and CO50, 40 and 285) to expand the range of EVs. I'd even pay a couple of bucks for the electricity I use.

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Re: Registration in Colorado

Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:05 am

I just found out about the $50 EV fee. Anyone know what it is exactly for? I'm in a town (Gunnison) that I can't leave because there's no place to charge along the highways around here. It would be nice if there were charging stations in Sargents, Cimarron, Delta, Monarch, Crawford, Hotchkiss, Saguache, along Hwy 114, and in Montevista. I can probably think of another couple dozen of towns it would be nice to have even just level 2 charging stations.
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Re: Registration in Colorado

Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:38 pm

The $50 fee is to recover the lost tax revenue they are not getting from gas taxes from you. A chunk of the budget comes from gas taxes. As EV drivers don't buy gas, they added another way to get your money for the roads we all use. I do agree the registration fees are out of control in Colorado. If I remember correctly, a few years ago we passed a bill to raise the rates a good bit. I.e. It is way more expensive to own a new car now then in the past in Colorado. I don't know about where you live but the roads around me all need some love, plus all the new major roads are becoming toll roads. I don't know where all this extra money is going but I feal safe in assuming we are getting screwed if multiple ways right now. How else could the budget grow by so much while they provide less and less. It simply does not add up as far as I can see unless we are overplaying for contracts now.

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Re: Registration in Colorado

Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:31 am

$30 of the $50 goes to the Highway Users Tax Fund.

$20 goes to Electric Vehicle Grant Fund, to fund chargers. I always wonder where that money goes. I'm assuming if you see a town with free municipal charging stations, that's one of them.

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Re: Registration in Colorado

Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:48 am

I was not given a sticker for my LEAF registered in Montezuma County. I have no idea what it is for but I'm not going to worry about it. Sounds like silly bureaucracy to me. If the state is trying to protect charging spaces they can just look for the EVSE cable attached to the car :idea:
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