Leading the charge on electric transportation
Colorado cities have a unique opportunity to lead on climate policy. Many cities have taken action on emission reductions and led the way to cleaner energy in the electricity sector with ambitious renewable energy commitments. They can do the same in the transportation sector by setting bold targets for electric vehicle (EV) adoption, and by implementing policies and strategies to kick the EV transition into high gear. By supporting electric transportation options, municipalities give residents the opportunity to reduce emissions, breathe cleaner air, save money, and lead the way for greater EV adoption nationwide.
In January of 2018, the state of Colorado released Colorado’s Electric Vehicle Plan, which sets the goal of nearly a million EVs on the road by 2030. Achieving this goal is key to meeting state targets for carbon emissions reductions and fixing our air quality problems, but it won’t happen without cities stepping up to meet the challenge.