Governors of Eight Intermountain West States Recommit to Regional Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partnership

Governors of Eight Intermountain West States Recommit to Regional Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partnership

PRESS RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR JARED POLIS | December 16, 2019

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis joined governors from Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming late last week to reaffirm a multi-state partnership to coordinate electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure along major transportation corridors throughout the Intermountain West region.

Signing a new Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) West Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)—which updates an MOU signed by the states in October 2017—REV West governors will work to ensure drivers can “seamlessly drive an electric vehicle across the Signatory States’ major transportation corridors.” The MOU guides actions by REV West states to foster public and private sector investment in EV charging stations and grow EV adoption in the region.

“In the absence of federal leadership, states like Colorado are leading the way in finding solutions to address climate change and increase convenience for motorists. We are committed to enhancing the Colorado way of life and ensuring Coloradans and people across the West have the opportunity to travel freely in their electric vehicles,” said Governor Jared Polis. “Our goal in Colorado is to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. Increasing consumer choice and supporting an electric vehicle infrastructure will help save people money and protect our planet.”

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