EV History

Taylor Park Charging Station

Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) is excited to announce the 12th charging station at Taylor Park. The Taylor Park charging station was energized on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

DC Fast Chargers

GCEA had the opportunity to install DC fast charging stations in Crested Butte and Lake City, with financial support from the town of Crested Butte, the town of Lake City, Hinsdale County, power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Lake City DIRT (Downtown Improvement and Revitalization, Inc.), the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and grant funds from the Charge Ahead Colorado Program through the Colorado Energy Office.

Each station provides up to 62.5 kilowatts of charging power to help you get back on the road faster. The DCFC in Crested Butte is located at the Fire Hall on Maroon Avenue, and the DCFC in Lake City is located on County Road 20 at the Ice Wall Park. Each station can charge one vehicle at a time, and the cost to charge is $0.20/kWh plus $0.25/minute.

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Tesla gets Wrapped

January 2020 – Tesla Model 3 gets a wrap and personalized plates.

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Gunnison Night of Lights

December 2019 – GCEA EV’s showcased at the Gunnison Night of Lights. Won 1st place for best display!

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EV Charging Station in Sargents

September 2019 – GCEA installed a non-networked Level 2 charging station at the Tomichi Trading Post in Sargents. This station offers free charging.

Gunnison Car Show

August 2019 – GCEA participated in the Gunnison Car Show with the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3

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Members Take Tesla for a Spin

July 2019 – GCEA members take test drives in the Tesla

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Pitkin EV Charging Station

June 2019 – GCEA installed a Level 2 ChargePoint charging station at the Silver Plume General Store in Pitkin. This station will offer free charging sessions until 2021 when on-peak rates will apply.

80th Annual Meeting Debut

June 2019 – Tesla Model 3 makes its debut at the 80th GCEA Annual Meeting

people around the tesla model 3

Chevy Bolt in Loaner Program

June 2019 – Chevy Bolt moved from the GCEA fleet to become the new EV test drive program vehicle for members to borrow.

EV Station Upgrade at Headquarters

October 2018 – GCEA installed an upgraded Level 2 ChargePoint charging station at the headquarters in Gunnison. This station offers free charging during business hours Monday thru Friday and reduced rates other times.

Tesla Model 3

June 2019 – GCEA purchased a Tesla Model 3

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GCEA's EV Blog

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EV Charging Across the Valley

November 2018 – GCEA installed Level 2 ChargePoint charging stations at the Elk Creek Marina near Blue Mesa, in Almont behind the Almont Resort, and a second station in Crested Butte off of 1st and Elk Ave. This station will offer free charging until 2021.

Gas Butler

Start each day with a full tank!

For more information on GCEA's EV Program call (970) 641-3520.

EV Charger Rebate

Attention EV owners! GCEA offers electric vehicle charger rebates! visit gcea.coop or call 970-641-3520 to learn more!

Lake City Charging Station

October 2016 – GCEA installed a Level 2 SemaConnect charging station in Lake City on 3rd Street near the bank. This station will offer free charging sessions until a networked station can be installed.

First EV Charging Station

November 2015 – GCEA installed a Level 2 SemaConnect charging station by the tennis courts on 6th and Elk Ave in Crested Butte. This was the first EV charging station to be installed by a Colorado electric cooperative. This station was later swapped out in 2019 for a ChargePoint Level 2 station. This station offered free charging sessions until January 2019.