Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission is currently accepting public comments on whether or not to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle standard for the state.

We ask that you send them an email by clicking here in support of a ZEV standard for Colorado. You can even copy and paste the text below in your email to the AQCC

Please vote to adopt a ZEV standard for Colorado so that our great state stays on the road to further reduce greenhouse gas pollution, keep our families healthy, provide more models of EVs currently unavailable in Colorado. More electric vehicles on our roads are good for our state and this rule will help make sure we get to that point.

You can send the AQCC an email by clicking here or email them at [email protected]

Some Background:

In November of 2018, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commissioners (AQCC) voted unanimously to adopt a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standard for new cars and trucks. These new LEV standards will help reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles sold in Colorado.

This standard does not include heavy trucks or farm equipment and will not mandate what sort of car or
truck you have to drive – it will, however, starting in 2022 bring less polluting new vehicles to our dealers helping to clean the air we breathe, save consumers money and reduce greenhouse gases.

What’s Next?

Because the Trump Administration is working to roll back federal vehicle emissions standards, Coloradans can take additional action now to continue to clean our air, reduce pollution like greenhouse gases and keep us healthy.

We can’t allow a few special interests from Washington to take us backwards.

A LEV standard was a good first step, but that alone won’t get Colorado to meet our transportation and clean air goals.

The next step is a Zero Emission Vehicle or ZEV, standard.

Governor Jared Polis, in his first executive order as Colorado’s new Governor, has directed the AQCC to consider adopting a ZEV rule by the fall of 2019. This would take effect by 2023 and would require that 10% of car sales be electric over time. The eventual goal is to have nearly 1 million EVs in Colorado by 2030.

LEV and ZEV vehicles emit fewer emissions than a gasoline-powered vehicle, reducing harmful pollution. With more LEV and ZEV vehicles on our roads, Colorado’s public and private health care costs would be significantly reduced.

Coloradans want clean air. We also want more choices of cleaner cars that we can afford. A Zero Emission Vehicle standard helps us get there.

How Can You Help?

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission is currently accepting public comment on whether or not to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle standard for the state.

We ask that you send them an email by clicking here in support of a ZEV standard for Colorado. You can even copy and paste the text below in your email to the AQCC

Please vote to adopt a ZEV standard for Colorado so that our great state stays on the road to further reduce greenhouse gas pollution, keep our families healthy, provide more models of EVs currently unavailable in Colorado. More electric vehicles on our roads are good for our state and this rule will help make sure we get to that point.

You can send the AQCC an email by clicking here or email them at [email protected]

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