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Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:42 pm
by BudT
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?

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:47 pm
by remarquian
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.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:05 am
by IssacZachary
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.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:38 pm
by 4CloverLeaf
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.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:31 am
by remarquian
$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.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:48 am
by SageBrush
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:

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:19 pm
by eatsleafsandshoots
Nobody cares about the sticker, just don't bother with it. I charge at a Denver city funded charger every day and no one cares.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:07 pm
by sendmeonmyway
Got the stupid sticker too.

Agree the fee is bogus. If it was really to substitute for gas tax, I'd at least feel like they tried.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:44 pm
by gietl
I just got my registration completed finally. The sticker is sitting on my counter. I'd love to know where we can go charge for free that this charging infra money is going to, because I have yet to find anything. I think what that $20 goes to is the state incentive for businesses installing charging stations. They can get a pretty big incentive towards the cost of the charging stations. I do not believe it requires that in turn they offer free charging. The building I work in just did this and they charge $2/hour on the L2's. They have 4 charging ports and no one uses them because they are $2/hour and everyone already pays a ridiculous amount to park monthly. Also, I think I am the only LEAF, everyone else has Tesla's so they probably don't care.

Also, for reference, it was $875 to register my 2017 LEAF SL in Arapahoe County. Considering I paid about nothing for the car it was painful. I drive the equivalent of an economy compact car but get taxed like I am driving an Audi. :D You can itemize the tax though, so that's a bonus.

Re: Registration in Colorado

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:47 am
by remarquian
there are places,

the Cherry Creek Library in Denver has free Chargepoint charging. you pay for parking, except on Sundays when parking is free.

i parked in Winter Park (free) and charged there.