DENVER - Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 - The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is seeking stakeholder participation in two new studies it is conducting on electric vehicles (EVs)━an EV Equity Study and a 100% Electrification of the Light Duty Sector Roadmap.
These EV studies are part of the Polis administration’s collective efforts to create a more equitable, low-carbon and clean energy economy that reduces air pollution and GHG emissions. Several state agencies including CEO are working together to deliver on the goals of this vision through the Colorado Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap, which shows the transportation sector as the single largest source of GHG pollution in Colorado. To help reduce transportation emissions, the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020 calls for adding 940,000 EVs by 2030 and electrifying the light duty vehicle sector.
CEO is undertaking an EV Equity Study to identify communities impacted by transportation-related pollution and assess accessibility and barriers to EV adoption. As part of the study process, CEO will convene advisory committees to engage a range of stakeholders. The final study will include policy options designed to increase equitable access to EVs and their benefits as well as an EV equity toolkit. CEO is seeking diverse perspectives on EVs and how the benefits of EVs can be distributed more equitably to all Coloradans━to participate in an upcoming stakeholder survey, submit information here. The final EV Equity Study will be released in early 2022.
The 100% Electrification of the Light Duty Sector Roadmap will develop a plan for nearly 100% electrification of Colorado’s light duty vehicle sector by analyzing policies, programs, incentives and actions the state could undertake along with various implications, costs, benefits and timeframes. The first stakeholder engagement meeting for this roadmap will be held August 26 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and a public webinar will be held on September 28━to attend, submit information here. The final 100% Electrification of the Light Duty Sector Roadmap will be released in early 2022.
More details about CEO’s EV stakeholder engagement activities will be posted to CEO’s website as information becomes available.