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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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Colorado EV sales grew a lot in 2021. But was it enough to counter the impact of red-hot gas SUVs? 

Sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles grew fast enough in 2021 that Colorado is on track to meet climate change goals, according to year-end statistics and state Energy Office analysts.  But the state calculation of last year’s EV market share is 25% higher than the Colorado Auto Dealers Association analysis. Meanwhile, the […]

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Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Update: The state Senate Energy & Transportation committee approved the bill on a vote of 3 to 2 on February 18, 2020. Senate Bill 167 now heads to the full Senate for consideration. The wave of new electric vehicles from auto manufacturers combined with new EV-friendly policies has Colorado prepping for what it hopes will […]

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The fierce debate over Colorado’s new zero-emissions rules includes auto dealers who are meeting future standard

UPDATED: Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted to approve the state’s adoption of the zero-emissions vehicle mandate. The vote was 8-1 with Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule. (Updated Friday, August 16, 2019, at 9 a.m.) How clean are electric vehicles? How much will a zero-emissions vehicle mandate cost businesses in Colorado? And isn’t […]

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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 […]