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 March 2023, CDOT released the Colorado EV Plan 2023 (Plan), supporting the state’s long-term goal of electrifying 100% of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and transitioning 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) to ZEVs by 2050. To meet these goals, the Plan recommends the following actions:

  • Increase the number of light-duty EVs to 940,000 by 2030;
  • Increase adoption of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs to at least 30% of new sales by 2030;
  • Work with utilities, private companies, site hosts, local governments, and others to increase the deployment of EV charging stations and infrastructure across the state to meet 2030 LDV and MHDV ZEV goals;
  • Encourage the replacement of car trips with electric mobility options where feasible;
  • Engage community-based organizations and underserved communities in EV deployment planning; and
  • Establish workforce development and training goals to support ZEV and related infrastructure deployment.

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

Jurisdiction: Colorado

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jan 1, 2018

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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