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Colorado is EV Ready 

With an increasing number of public charging stations across the state, driving an electric vehicle in Colorado is becoming more convenient than ever before. Whether you’re looking for EV road trip ideas, the latest local Ride and Drive events, or to explore the many EV-friendly communities and charging options, we’ve got you covered with the latest EV news.

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Electrek – Historic: US EVs skyrocket past 1 million sales, up 50.7% YOY

Electrek – Historic: US EVs skyrocket past 1 million sales, up 50.7% YOY

In 2023, year-to-date US EV sales surpassed 1 million – the first time EV sales exceeded that threshold in a single sales year.

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ArsTechnica – Electric vehicles are better than gas-powered cars in winter—here’s why

ArsTechnica – Electric vehicles are better than gas-powered cars in winter—here’s why

This article walks through why a battery-electric vehicle provides a superior driving experience in cold and inclement weather to its internal combustion engine-powered counterparts.

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9News – Study reveals perceptions of electric vehicles in Colorado

9News – Study reveals perceptions of electric vehicles in Colorado

Coloradans are increasingly willing to consider buying electric vehicles. In a new report, EV Colorado found a significant shift in attitudes over the past three years.

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AOL – States With the Most EV Fast Chargers – 2023 Study

AOL – States With the Most EV Fast Chargers – 2023 Study

Colorado ranked #7 in states with the most EV fast chargers - with 733 DC fast chargers recorded in 2022, a 25.9% increase from the year before, alongside a count of 1,788 EV charging stations.

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KOAA – EVs are more affordable than ever: is now the time to buy?

KOAA – EVs are more affordable than ever: is now the time to buy?

Should you start plugging in? That's the question more and more drivers are considering these days, as more electric vehicles hit the streets, with generous tax credits continuing into 2024 and automakers cutting prices on some EVs.

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Bloomberg – How to Boost EV Sales? Pay Drivers to Turn in Old Polluting Cars

Bloomberg – How to Boost EV Sales? Pay Drivers to Turn in Old Polluting Cars

Colorado drivers bought 9,446 electric vehicles in the most recent quarter - 45 of which were purchased through the state’s Vehicle Exchange Colorado program in September. Colorado’s VXC program, launched in late August, provides income-qualified Coloradans a rebate of $6,000 for a new EV or $4,000 for a used EV when their old or high-emitting gas or diesel vehicle is recycled.

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NRDC – Colorado: A National Leader in Transportation and Climate

NRDC – Colorado: A National Leader in Transportation and Climate

Colorado ranks seventh in the nation in its progress toward aligning transportation policy and spending with state and national climate goals, according to a new NRDC analysis. The Rocky Mountain state has advanced policies that prioritize investments in affordable and clean mobility choices, supported the transition to zero-emissions vehicles by rapidly deploying vehicle charging infrastructure throughout the state and adopted several impactful environmentally-conscious and equitable procurement practices.

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Post Independent – And just like that, electric vehicles are looking affordable

Post Independent – And just like that, electric vehicles are looking affordable

EV sales are increasing exponentially, a third of Americans say their next car will likely be electric, and the economics of buying an EV are becoming much more favorable. What’s more, new government incentives now make EVs more affordable for regular working folks.

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CBS News – Students in Colorado help the global effort to make electric vehicles better

CBS News – Students in Colorado help the global effort to make electric vehicles better

Colorado is emerging as one of the leading electric vehicle states in the U.S. and now students are helping with the global effort.

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Hispanic Business TV – Colorado is an electric vehicle hotspot

Hispanic Business TV – Colorado is an electric vehicle hotspot

Although much of the country’s electric vehicle use is concentrated in the “four corners” of California, the Pacific Northwest, the Northeast and the Southeast, Colorado is a glaring exception, according to data shared with Axios.

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Denver Gazette – With robust rebates, Colorado surges ahead of national pack on electric vehicle sales

Denver Gazette – With robust rebates, Colorado surges ahead of national pack on electric vehicle sales

New data show that Colorado is slightly ahead of the national average in adopting electric vehicles, which car experts attribute to robust rebates in the state.

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CBS News – CDOT wants more EVs added to fleet of cars

CBS News – CDOT wants more EVs added to fleet of cars

The Colorado Department of Transportation has the future in mind as it wants to add more EVs to its fleet of cars. Whereas gas-powered vehicles are expected to last 7-10 years in fleet, the state anticipates electric vehicles will last 10-20 years because less maintenance is required.

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Yahoo! Finance – From Isolation To Electrification: Route 50's EV Evolution Sees Thousands Of New Charging Stations

Yahoo! Finance – From Isolation To Electrification: Route 50's EV Evolution Sees Thousands Of New Charging Stations

Four high-speed EV chargers have been installed along Route 50 at the Lamar, Colorado welcome center, enabling fast and convenient EV travel in this rural part of the state and region.

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The Colorado Sun – Federal electric vehicle tax credit change will turbocharge Colorado sales, local officials say

The Colorado Sun – Federal electric vehicle tax credit change will turbocharge Colorado sales, local officials say

Starting in January, you can get $7,500 in federal tax credits off the price of an eligible electric vehicle at the time of purchase. Combined with Colorado's $5,000 state tax credit, you can save up to $12,500 when you purchase or lease a new EV, making it more affordable than ever to #driveelectric.

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Bloomberg – It's Done. The Future Is Battery-Powered Electric Cars

Bloomberg – It's Done. The Future Is Battery-Powered Electric Cars

All of the major automakers are taking the plunge on EVs, which is driving down prices and expanding available options. Globally, this year will see more than 14 million electric cars sold, according to BloombergNEF, compared with just 700,000 in 2016.

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CBS News – Colorado tells automakers it wants one million electric or zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030

CBS News – Colorado tells automakers it wants one million electric or zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030

Colorado renewed and expanded its mandate for electric vehicles to take over the state new car market in coming years, passing a requirement for EVs to make up 82% of dealer lots by 2032.

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Government Technology – Colorado Springs, Colo., Expands Its Clean Energy Toolkit

Government Technology – Colorado Springs, Colo., Expands Its Clean Energy Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently unveiled a significant funding initiative, allocating up to $25 million through a Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) partnership program. Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of the cities chosen for the C2C partnerships program.

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The Colorado Sun – Colorado revives “cash for clunkers,” offers $6,000 for an old car you trade for an EV

The Colorado Sun – Colorado revives “cash for clunkers,” offers $6,000 for an old car you trade for an EV

Vehicle Exchange Colorado offers $6,000 toward a qualifying new or leased electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or $4,000 off a used EV, when applicants turn in an older fossil-fuel powered car.

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Retail Customer Experience – Love’s Travel Stops installing EV charging stations in Pennsylvania, Colorado

Retail Customer Experience – Love’s Travel Stops installing EV charging stations in Pennsylvania, Colorado

Love's Travel Stops will install EV charging stations at eight locations in Pennsylvania and Colorado after securing $4.8 million in federal funds.

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KRDO – Colorado Springs car dealership connects EVs to keep the power on following fire

KRDO – Colorado Springs car dealership connects EVs to keep the power on following fire

Despite having no power following a fire that ripped through the parts department earlier this week, Phil Long Kia is harnessing the power of their own electric vehicles to stay open.

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Thinking of buying an electric car in Colorado? You could soon get $26,500 in discounts

Colorado Public Radio – Thinking of buying an electric car in Colorado? You could soon get $26,500 in discounts

CPR’s guide to all of Colorado’s current and upcoming electric vehicle discounts, which could soon save you a head-spinning $26,500!

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New charging options available for electric vehicles in Manitou Springs

KOAA – New charging options available for electric vehicles in Manitou Springs

Five new electric vehicle chargers have been installed at Hiawatha Gardens. Four of the chargers are Type 2 dual-port chargers and one is a Type 3 DC fast charger, which can fully charge a vehicle in 25-30 minutes.

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EV Expo and Guest Drive electrifies Pueblo

Fox 21 – EV Expo and Guest Drive electrifies Pueblo

The Ready EV Electric Car Expo and Guest Drive event electrified the community on August 5 by featuring several electric vehicles from local partners and Drive Clean Colorado, including a Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf.

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Colorado Boosts Emission Reduction Goals and Climate Tax Incentives

EESI – Colorado Boosts Emission Reduction Goals and Climate Tax Incentives

Through a series of laws passed by its legislature in May, Colorado ramped up its emission reduction goals. By making electric vehicles more appealing, the law will help to address emissions from Colorado’s largest source of greenhouse gases, the transportation sector.

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Colorado’s electric vehicle tax credit is now worth $5,000

Colorado Public Radio – Colorado’s electric vehicle tax credit is now worth $5,000

It’s official: Colorado has the country’s most generous electric vehicle tax credit available to all residents.

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Colorado gearheads are turning classic cars into electric vehicles

The Colorado Sun – Colorado gearheads are turning classic cars into electric vehicles

From a spacesuit engineer to an auto electrician, Coloradans are reviving auto classics into battery-powered wonders

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Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s New EV Tax Credit

KGNU – Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s New EV Tax Credit

Here’s everything you need to know about Colorado’s new $5,000 state tax credit, additional federal rebates, the duration of state tax credits, the availability of charging stations across the state, and more.

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Colorado ranks third nationally for EV action, just behind CA and NY!

ACEEE – Colorado ranks third nationally for EV action, just behind CA and NY!

Electric vehicles (EVs) play a critical role in reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and public health, and achieving ambitious climate goals. Here’s how Colorado stands nationally.

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How the Environment Fared in Colorado's 2023 Legislature and What It Means for You

Westword – How the Environment Fared in Colorado's 2023 Legislature and What It Means for You

The 2023 Colorado legislative session included the passage of numerous environmental bills, with topics ranging from water to electric vehicles.

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Colorado Teardrops creating EV camping trailer

9News – Colorado Teardrops creating EV camping trailer

Colorado Teardrops in Boulder is building campers that can charge electric vehicles and power a house in an emergency.

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How the new guidelines for EV tax credits work

Fox21 – How the new guidelines for EV tax credits work

Tax information can be complex, so it’s always a good idea to consult with your accountant to see if you qualify for tax credits. Here’s a breakdown of the new guidelines for federal tax credits on electric vehicle to give you a clearer picture.

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Colorado’s new EV state tax credits are fantastic

Electrek – Colorado’s new EV state tax credits are fantastic

Colorado is trailblazing with a new law that ramps up impressive EV state tax credits for both purchases and leases.

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Colorado pushes for more electric cars on the road in new plan

9News – Colorado pushes for more electric cars on the road in new plan

The 2023 plan calls for a quarter of all new cars sold in Colorado to be electric by 2025. Market share for EVs has already increased to 10% in 2022 from 3.5% in 2019.

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Plugging Into Denver's Historic Relationship With Electric Cars

Westword – Plugging Into Denver's Historic Relationship With Electric Cars

While gas-powered vehicles had a clear advantage for refueling as gas stations began opening, Denver was the only place in the early 1900s where recharging stations for electric cars were common.

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Delta County Receives $153K for Direct Charging Fast Electric Vehicle Stations

High Country Shopper – Delta County Receives $153K for Direct Charging Fast Electric Vehicle Stations

By the end of 2023, Delta County will have three DCFC electric vehicle charging stations installed, providing additional assurance to both Delta County locals and travelers along the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway.

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Jefferson County Awarded Grant to Install EV Charging Stations

Jefferson County News Flash – Jefferson County Awarded Grant to Install EV Charging Stations

The funding will support the installation of five Level-2, dual-port EV charging stations on property owned by Jefferson County.

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US EV trip lengths are way up, nearly equaling gasoline trips

KDVR – US EV trip lengths are way up, nearly equaling gasoline trips

The average length of trips done in electric vehicles has been going up, and it may equal internal-combustion vehicle trip lengths within the next 18 months.

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Got an old gas guzzler lying around? Colorado might pay you $6K to dump it for an EV

CPR – Got an old gas guzzler lying around? Colorado might pay you $6K to dump it for an EV

The state of Colorado is planning to launch a vehicle exchange program this summer that would shave thousands of dollars off the price of a new or used electric vehicle — if you’re willing to part with your current car.

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Eagle County offering funding support for EV station costs exceeding Charge Ahead Colorado grants

Eagle County – Eagle County offering funding support for EV station costs exceeding Charge Ahead Colorado grants

Eagle County is offering funding support in 2023 through the EV Accelerator program.

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With state incentives, now may be the best time to buy an electric car in Colorado

CBS4 – With state incentives, now may be the best time to buy an electric car in Colorado

In 2023, you can get a $2,000 state tax credit when you purchase a new electric vehicle, or $1,500 when you lease one. There's also a $7,500 federal tax credit, but requirements for that are set to change soon.

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Higher gasoline prices gave electric vehicle sales a huge jolt in Colorado last year

Denver Post – Higher gasoline prices gave electric vehicle sales a huge jolt in Colorado last year

Registrations of battery-powered electric vehicles in Colorado jumped more than 50 percent in 2022, now making up 1 of every ten new vehicles sold!

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Rural Colorado and the push to electrify roadways

KUNC – Rural Colorado and the push to electrify roadways

There’s a concerted effort among local businesses and utility companies to bring EV charging stations to the state’s more rural areas.

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Denver chosen for launch of 'Hertz Electrifies' investment in electric vehicles, charging stations

ABC7 – Denver chosen for launch of 'Hertz Electrifies' investment in electric vehicles, charging stations

Hertz rental car company will be bringing up to 5,200 more EVs to the Denver metro area for customers and rideshare drivers. This could be a great way to try an EV out for a day!

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Winter & Cold Weather EV Range Loss in 7,000 Cars

Recurrent Auto – Winter & Cold Weather EV Range Loss in 7,000 Cars

Recurrent Auto conducted a study to determine how much range EVs lose in cold weather driving (between 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit).

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MotorTrend – You’re Being Lied To About Electric Cars

MotorTrend – You’re Being Lied To About Electric Cars

Jonny Lieberman at MotorTrends summarizes a handful of studies that confirm that EVs, even when charged with electricity from coal, are more environmentally friendly than gas-powered vehicles.

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CBSNews - Tax incentives can help Coloradans afford electric vehicles, but that help is being reduced next year

Tax incentives can help Coloradans afford electric vehicles, but that help is being reduced next year

The Colorado Energy Office’s Carrie Atiyeh explains to CBS4’s Olivia Young the benefits that Coloradans can experience when they make the switch to an EV.

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GCEA - New Charging Stations on the Western Slope

New Charging Stations on the Western Slope

Gunnison County Electric Association recently partnered with the National Parks Service and Rivian to install a DC fast charger and a level 2 charger at the Lake Fork Campground. This is the first DC fast charger on NPS land in Colorado!

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7 Leaf Peeping Road Trips Perfect for Electric Vehicles – 5280.com

7 leaf peeping road trips perfect for electric vehicles

Want to see the fall foliage before it’s all gone? Check out this quick guide from 5280.com’s Nicholas Hunt on navigating charging stations, a Q&A with the Western Colorado EV Club, and different EV truck options to consider for your next vehicle.

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The best US road trips for electric cars in 2022: go on a long journey with your EV

The best US road trips for electric cars in 2022: go on a long journey with your EV

We’re thrilled that our friend John Garry at Lonely Planet included the trip from Denver to Aspen as a part of his favorite EV road trips across America! This trip is so easy in an EV because of the ample charging station options along the route.

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Pueblo receives grant from Colorado Energy Office for electric vehicle charging stations

Pueblo receives grant from Colorado Energy Office for electric vehicle charging stations

The City of Pueblo was recently awarded a grant to install five Level 2 charging stations at downtown parking garages and a fast-charging station at the airport!

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Colorado co-op launches EV charging pilot program for residential members

Colorado co-op launches EV charging pilot program for residential members

United Power, which is based in Brighton, is piloting an at-home EV charging program to help make the upfront costs of having at-home charging cheaper!

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