Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with the Transportation Electrification Workgroup, will develop a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) and clean transportation plan containing strategies that support the deployment of ZEVs and expand mobility options to save energy, reduce congestion, and improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network. In April 2020, CDOT released the Colorado EV Plan 2020, establishing a long-term goal of 100% of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) being electric and 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles being ZEVs. To meet these goals, Colorado must:

  • Increase the number of light-duty EVs to 940,000 by 2030;
  • Develop plans for transitioning medium- and heavy-duty (MHDV) and transit vehicles to ZEVs;
  • Develop an EV infrastructure goal by undertaking a gap analysis to identify the type and number of charging stations needed across the state to meet 2030 LDV and MHDV goals;
  • Develop a roadmap to full electrification of the light-duty vehicle fleet in Colorado;
  • State government agencies must meet directives and goals related to EVs. Beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and each subsequent FY, the Colorado Energy Office and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment must consult with CDOT to prepare an annual report detailing the progress made toward the EV adoption goals.

    (Reference Executive Order B 2019 002, 2019 and Colorado Revised Statutes 24-38.5-110)