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Denver commits to

GoEV City!

On September 19th, at the Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event outside City Hall, Denver was recognized as a GoEV City. Denver has emerged as a national leader on climate, and the city’s Climate Action Plan includes a set of ambitious goals to electrify the city fleet, ride-share and taxi vehicles, transit buses, school buses, and all vehicles in the City by 2050. Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock spoke at the event about the economic, environmental, and health benefits of electric vehicles.

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.  



eV Commitments

Electrify the municipal fleet

Electrify public transit buses

Electrify taxis, Uber & Lyft

Electrify all vehicles in the community


Adopt THE resolution

The GoEV Resolution is a pledge to develop an EV Action Plan with the goals and implementation strategies required to transition the local transportation sector to zero-emissions vehicles.


how do we get there?

To achieve these goals, local governments can introduce a number of EV-friendly policies and programs. The GoEV Policy Toolkit is a catalog of real-world actions that are proven to advance the transition to EVs in Colorado communities.