A statewide network of electric vehicle fast-charging stations is a step closer to reality, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday.

A $10.3 million ALT Fuels Colorado grant will fund stations at 33 sites in six of the state's transportation corridors along interstates and highways, easing travel for low-emission vehicle owners, according to an announcement Thursday from Hickenlooper's office.

A map provided with the announcement shows potential charging-station sites in or near Fort Collins, Boulder, Craig, Dinosaur, Montrose, Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Gunnison, Salida, CaƱon City, Pueblo, Alamosa, La Junta, Lamar, Limon and Burlington, among others.

The grant, issued through the Colorado Energy Office, was awarded to ChargePoint, a company that "designs, builds and supports all the technology that powers its charging networks, from charging station hardware to energy management software," according to Thursday's release.

The company, headquartered in California, has offices in Arizona, Germany, India and the Netherlands, according to its website.

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