The City of Pueblo is putting in place enforcement measures to deter parking of non-electric vehicles at EV charging bays

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – Given the growing need for priority access to electric vehicle (EV) charging locations, the City of Pueblo is implementing more aggressive enforcement measures.

With additional electric vehicles on the road, access to charging stations has become an issue of increasing concern, according to the city. Currently, Pueblo does not have any regulations prohibiting non-electric vehicles from parking in designated EV charging spots. Although the Colorado Revised Statutes contain a provision making it a Class B traffic violation, local parking enforcers did not have the authority to write parking tickets for violating state laws, making this law difficult to enforce.

A new ordinance passed by the City Council on Monday makes it officially enforceable within city limits.

“As more electric vehicles (EVs) come on the road, there’s going to be a greater demand on the public infrastructure to charge these EVs as they get out of their homes. Right. We want to make sure these charging kiosks don’t get banned,” said Andrew Hayes, Public Works Director for the City of Pueblo. : “Vehicles you won’t use.”

Anyone who violates this ban will receive a fine of up to $1,000. Revenue generated from non-electric vehicle impound fees will be deposited into the city’s general fund.

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