Electric Vehicles

The City of Aspen envisions a future with drastically reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality.

As of 2017, 24% of Aspen’s community greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to on-road vehicular transportation. In 2017, Aspen City Council formally adopted the 2017 Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan which aims to increase the adoption rate of zero-emission electric vehicles by installing public electric vehicle (EV) charging, EV education and incentives, and leading by example with the City’s own fleet and operations. EV readiness is a key strategy to advance Aspen’s Climate Action Plan and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We encourage you to walk, bike, take public transit, and carpool before using a personal vehicle. When driving a car is required, EVs are the best option to improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is especially true when EVs are charged on a low-carbon electric grid, such as the 100% renewably sourced Aspen Electric.

Our hope is to support you in your journey towards increased sustainability by providing you access to public EV charging stations and local EV education and incentives.

Find a Charging Station

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are vehicles that operate on an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine that generates power by burning a mix of fuel and gases. The City of Aspen is committed to reducing greenhouse gases in our community and supports the use of EVs by offering charging stations throughout town. Our EV Public Charging Infrastructure Master Plan outlines our recommendations for advancing Aspen's public charging infrastructure for the next five years. Charging stations are sites where EVs can receive a charge that contributes to the range the vehicle can drive. Charging at sites in Aspen is available to all EV users for free, although parking fees and posted hours do apply. 

Use this map to find an EV charging station near you. You can visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center for the US Department of Energy's map of charging stations across the nation.

Free Parking Permits Available 

  • 100% electric vehicles can apply for a permit to park for free in Aspen’s residential areas. Inquire at the City of Aspen Parking Department by calling 1-970-920-5267 or visiting: 455 Rio Grande Building, Aspen, CO 81611. 
  • No matter what type of vehicle you drive, we recommend carpooling. Cars with two or more adults can pick up a daily carpool permit at the Brush Creek Park & Ride to park for free in Aspen residential areas.

EV Programs and Rebates

Contact Us

Parking Department

Direct questions and comments about parking services, including permits, to 1-970-920-5267, or stop by 455 Rio Grande Building in Aspen. 

Climate Action Team

For more information about rebates and our Climate Action programs, visit the Climate Action webpage or contact climate@aspen.gov