On Friday, August 16, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, joining California and nine other states that already have a ZEV program. This is a huge step forward, as Colorado is the first state to adopt such a program in a decade and other states are lining up to follow.
The ZEV program requires auto manufacturers to sell electric vehicles and other ZEVs in that state, thereby giving residents more options to purchase EVs and increasing overall EV adoption.
“We are thrilled that Colorado has joined the ten other states that know that zero-emissions vehicles are better for consumers, for the local economy and for our air quality,” said Joel Levin, Plug In America’s executive director. “ There are more than 40 models of plug-in electric vehicles available and this adoption will give Colorado residents more options to purchase the vehicles they are looking for. Colorado is the first state to adopt the ZEV mandate in a decade and we strongly encourage more states to do the same.”
Plug In America’s PlugStar EV Shopping Assistant allows consumers to see which vehicles are available in their state.