The local nonprofit Women Who Charge is testing a new pilot program to help small businesses in Denver adopt and use electric vehicle technology.
A ribbon cutting for the pilot program, being called The Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Program, took place on April 13 at 2380 S. Broadway in Denver’s Rosedale neighborhood, where the ZoZo Group, a Denver-based marketing firm, is housed.
A goal of the pilot program is to encourage property owners to install workplace charging stations that are accessible to employees for their use during working hours. Employees pay to park and access the EV charging stations. Outside of business hours, the charging stations are available to the general public. With this model, small business owners can offer EV charging as a benefit to their employees, and generate revenue from customers paying for access to the parking spaces/charging stations during non-business hours.
Women Who Charge will gather data and feedback from the pilot program at the ZoZo Group, and use this information to refine the program and expand it throughout the Denver area. According to a news release, Women Who Charge can assist small businesses and property owners with identifying sources to help with funding the installation of EV charging stations.
Women Who Charge has a mission “to advocate and support global sustainability efforts by encouraging the growth of the electric vehicle industry,” states its website. To learn more, visit WomenWhoCharge.com.
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