Colorado new car sales tilt more toward EVs, but some green states are doing better
1st quarter 2022 buying habits show dominance of Tesla, the relentless march of SUVs, and disappearing old school sedans.
Colorado joins in effort to develop “hydrogen hub” to make clean-burning fuel for vehicles more available
Hydrogen has long been eyed as an abundant, clean fuel. And major auto manufacturers have been developing hydrogen-fueled vehicles. But as with electric vehicles, hydrogen's potential has been limited by infrastructure.
Colorado EV sales grew a lot in 2021. But was it enough to counter the impact of red-hot gas SUVs?
Sales of clean electric vehicles and plug-in electric hybrids are ramping up fast statewide. But other trends call into question the greenhouse gas reduction plan.
Stingy car electrification plan by Black Hills Energy drives Pueblo inequity, advocates say
Southern Colorado utility’s first required Transportation Electrification Plan offers far fewer public benefits than Xcel’s in a place that needs it much more, the groups say.
Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?
If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year
Here’s where you can recycle a used electric vehicle or hybrid-electric battery in Colorado
Colorado drivers could use a “coach” to get them to buy more EVs
These things won’t sell themselves, according to a new series of public-private partnerships that say retiring gas vehicles to stop climate change can’t be left to the free market.
Colorado truly loves its Subarus, but when can the dog hang out the window of an electric version?
EV and Zero Emission Vehicle sales are picking up in the state, new stats show, but the lack of clean models in the SUVs and pickups we crave are bad signs for fast change in pollution
Amazon’s first electric vans started delivering packages in the Denver area this week
The metro area is one of 16 cities planned for new Rivian delivery vans. But the EVs will stay close to distribution centers because of their limited 150-mile range.
All state parks in Colorado will get electric vehicle charging stations in deal with EV maker Rivian
Rivian will install the stations at each of Colorado’s 42 state parks at no charge, as state officials move to expand electric grid needed for changeover from gas to electric cars
Colorado wants to put electric vehicle charging stations in every state park. Now it must find funding.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials support environmental groups who want a vast expansion of electrical hookups at the very spots most threatened by climate change
When is clean hydrogen fuel coming for Colorado cars, and who needs to get ready?
Hydrogen pumping stations are all over California and could be in the Denver metro area by the end of this year. Will state lawmakers and industry do the work and provide the incentives to boost zero emissions?
Colorado is behind on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. How far should the state push industry to get there?
Critics say the governor's roadmap is guided by "wishful thinking" rather than binding mandates to cut emissions blamed for climate change.
Colorado regulators hit brakes on Xcel Energy’s plan for a $30 million electric vehicle rebate program
The Public Utilities Commission pared back the plan to $5 million and limited it to income-qualified buyers. But one commissioner would prefer the money be spent on “societal programs, like school bus electrification.”
It will take $130M to get more EVs on Colorado roads. Xcel wants its customers to cover the cost.
Consumer advocates and the PUC staff are troubled by how much influence Xcel Energy had in developing a $30 million rebate program funded by electric customers
Colorado unveils new plan to get more electric vehicles — of all sizes — onto its roads
For the first time, the state has outlined plans for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. But the coronavirus brings caveats.