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EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

By Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. It’s a decision that could impact Colorado as the state moves toward adopting California’s standards. Conservative […]

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Auto dealers vow to keep fighting Colorado’s move to adopt less-polluting vehicle standards

The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association vowed to continue fighting the state’s move to adopt less-polluting vehicle standards after a judge dismissed the organization’s lawsuit for failure to prove “economic injury” or that it was even eligible to sue. “There was no judgement on the actual claims that we made,” said Tim Jackson, president of the […]

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A first look at how Colorado will become a ZEV state: the rule, the cost, the debate

A controversial move to adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle mandate is now heading down a divided road after the state’s rule-making body agreed to consider new regulations. In one lane, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission voted unanimously on Friday to return in August to decide whether Colorado should adopt the stricter vehicle emissions. Such a […]

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Colorado is a top electric vehicle state without a mandate. So why can’t locals buy most of the EVs for sale?

On any given day in Colorado last year — excluding Sundays, of course — 14.6 electric vehicles were sold. That included 1.4 Chevy Bolts, 2.9 Nissan Leafs and 6.6 Tesla Model 3s, according to data provided by Cox Automotive’s Kelley Blue Book. But what wasn’t selling at local dealerships were the Hyundai Ionic, Fiat 500e […]

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Auto dealers sue state to prevent Colorado’s adoption of California’s low-emission vehicle standard

After unsuccessfully arguing against joining California’s low-emission vehicle standard, a group of local car sellers has sued the state to prevent the regulation from moving forward. In the complaint filed in District Court in Denver, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association said the state’s Air Quality Control Commission rushed through the process and failed to follow […]

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Colorado votes 8-0 to join California’s low-emission vehicle standard

Update at 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 16, 2018: The Commission voted 8-0 to approve Colorado’s adoption of the low-emission vehicle standard.  Colorado took a solid step Friday to commit to improving air quality by unanimously adopting a low-emission vehicle standard created by the state of California. The state Air Quality Control Commission spent two days […]