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Gov. Polis announces New Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed at Colorado State Parks

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Friday, Governor Jared Polis joined the Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to unveil new electric vehicle chargers at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

Rivian, an electric vehicle technology maker, joined the governor to show the two new Rivian Waypoints Level 2 electric vehicle chargers.

According to officials, the chargers will now offer state park visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while using cleaner transportation options.

The Rivian charges will be installed at 50 CPW park and office locations.

In 2020, Governor Polis set a goal to get 1 million electric cars on the roads by 2030. Governor Polis says over the last three months there has been a record-breaking number of electric vehicles sold. Last month, 13% of cars sold were electric.

"We have a broader commitment to saving people money whether it’s on healthcare, whether it’s on rent, property taxes which we’ve cut, we’ve got income tax twice, but it’s also about saving you money on your car. It’s also about cleaner air for our state. The more people that are making a decision every day, the cleaner air we have in our state. We love to be able to see Pikes Peak. We love to be able to breathe clean air, so it’s all part of the bigger picture," said Polis.

Charging stations will be installed at more than 20 other state parks by the end of the summer, that includes Lake Pueblo.

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