FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – A first-of-its-kind partnership in Northern Colorado will make it easier to charge electric cars.

The Electrification Coalition, along with the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, held a groundbreaking for a new charging station on Monday. The station is the first DC “fast charger” for electric vehicles available in Colorado.

The station is located at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery at 408 Mason Court, and it will be ready for public use soon.

The effort is part of a new initiative called Drive Electric Northern Colorado, and the goal is getting more people and businesses into electric vehicles.

“We really saw this as a place where we could show the rest of the United States and the world this is a possible, viable solution for many different types of consumers and many different types of businesses,” said Robbie Diamond, CEO of the Electrification Coalition.

New Belgium and Odell Brewing breweries in Fort Collins and Morning Fresh Dairy in Bellvue are among the Northern Colorado-based companies that are already using electric vehicles.


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