A Colorado Air Quality Control Commission decision will likely result in Colorado joining a program designed to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles. It’s yet another lever being pushed by the Polis administration and legislative allies in an ambitious effort to drive down greenhouse gas emissions.
Holy Cross Energy has offered incentives for homeowners in the Aspen-Vail-Glenwood Springs area to install EV chargers at homes. It’s the first step in the rethinking of the grid, with evs potentially playing a role in storage of renewable energy.
The first executive order of Gov Jared Polis puts real muscle into Colorado’s push toward vehicle electrification. It’s also acknowledges the deep, deep cuts that climate scientists say we must make in our carbon consumption.
Two Colorado electrical co-operatives based in mountain towns have set out to build interest in electric vehicles. In Gunnison County, co-op members have the opportunity to borrow an EV for a week. In the Vail-Aspen area, Holy Cross plan to install faster-chargers to aid commuters interested in EVs.
Sales of electric vehicles have been increasing robustly in Colorado, leading one transportation analyst to cautiously predict that 20 percent of all cars, trucks and motorcycles could be electric by 2030.
Having made a career out of creating disruptive technology of his own, Rutt Bridges surveys the technological disruption of self-driving and electric cars.