A coalition of electrical providers, trade groups and environmental organizations has formed a beneficial electrification chapter in Colorado to promote use of electricity where fossil fuels are currently used.
Colorado will install fast-charging stations along highways to induce the transition to electrified vehicles. In Gunnison, you can even borrow an electric car.
Colorado’s PUC commissioners were told they must get ready for rapid adoption of electrified transportation—but also take steps to accelerate the adoption.
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.
Fewer and fewer young people have been getting drivers license even as car-sharing gains strength. Southwest Energy Efficiency Project’s Will Toor ponders implications of transportation changes on land uses.
Howard Geller preaches the gospel of energy efficiency, which is a little like trying to sell the virtues of broccoli. In Colorado, and other states of the Southwest, he’s having some success.