Electrification Coalition Applauds Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2020

Contact: Ben Prochazka | 303.717.3657 | bprochazka@electrificationcoalition.org

 

Statement of Ben Prochazka, National Director of the Electrification Coalition

Electrifying our transportation network will help reduce the economic, public health, and national security threats posed by oil’s monopoly on our transportation sector and yesterday’s actions by the Polis administration will bring us one step closer to that future.

The Electrification Coalition has been engaged for many years in support of Colorado’s leadership on electric vehicle adoption — from the early days of installing the first DC fast charger in the Southwest, to creating the nation’s first EV accelerator model community with Loveland and Fort Collins – Drive Electric Northern Colorado. We now see another example of Colorado’s innovative leadership.                                                                   

The EC applauds Governor Polis for committing to speed the shift to EVs with the Colorado Energy Office’s EV 2020 plan. The plan establishes steps that will put nearly 1 million light-duty EVs on the road by 2030, prioritizes EVs for state fleets, and helps create a transition for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and transit buses – significantly reducing the economic, public health and national security impacts of our oil dependency and setting an example for other states to follow.

 

To read the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan, click here

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The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders committed to promoting policies and actions that facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale in order to combat economic, environmental and national security dangers caused by our dependence on oil.