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Colorado new car sales tilt more toward EVs, but some green states are doing better

Colorado car buyers continued their steady push for fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electrics in the first quarter of 2022, though overall sales are down from lack of supply and spiking interest rates, a car dealers’ analysis said.  Tesla sales were up 38% from the first quarter of 2021, leading the charge for Colorado’s […]

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Rivian electric vehicle chargers are not coming to Colorado parks anytime soon

Despite a pledge to install public electric vehicle chargers in all Colorado state parks beginning in July, the EV maker Rivian has yet to sign an agreement with the state and chargers won’t go in before 2022, a state official said.  The state Parks and Wildlife Commission accepted a Rivian proposal in March to install […]

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Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle incentives include used-car rebates, wiring homes for chargers

Xcel Energy’s new roster of electric vehicle rebates is winning praise from environmental groups, with Colorado’s dominant utility expanding incentives to include used vehicles, speeding up the all-important charging network and working with landlords to install apartment chargers.  Xcel is also asking customers who use the charging station incentives to sign up for a demand […]

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Colorado drivers could use a “coach” to get them to buy more EVs

One seldom-explained job of an electric-vehicle coach is to assure people they’re not seeing ghosts.  Julia Moravcsik likes to take the EV-curious to the parking lot at National Center for Atmospheric Research, on Table Mesa above Boulder, and demonstrate her car’s “Smart summon” mode. With an all-electric Tesla, the driver can stand at the curb […]