Stakeholder Engagement: Transportation

Seeking Public Input to the 2023 Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan 

Hand of person shown charging a white electric vehicle

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are working to update Colorado’s ambitious 2020 EV Plan. Since the adoption of the 2020 EV Plan, Colorado has begun or completed most of the actions identified to support the use of electric vehicles and the deployment of charging and other infrastructure. In addition to those priorities identified in the 2020 EV Plan, many new actions are underway, including statewide investments exceeding $850M over the next decade for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and tens of millions of dollars of federal investment for similar programs. Many automotive manufacturers, companies, and local and state fleets have also committed to ambitious electric vehicles targets. As a result of the changing landscape since 2020, more makes and models of EVs are coming into the Colorado market, including pick-up trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. Colorado must be prepared for continued increases in EV sales in the state, which currently leads the region with nearly 9.6% of new vehicle sales in 2022 being electric. With so much underway, the 2023 EV Plan will serve as an overarching strategy for transportation electrification in the coming years.  

This December, CEO is inviting residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to provide input on the initial draft concepts for the Colorado EV Plan 2023.

How to participate:

December events:

  • Community Access Enterprise board meeting
    December 8, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm
    This included a presentation on the EV Plan 2023 draft for those who were not able to make the CEVC meeting the following week. Written comments can be submitted anytime.
    Meeting recording and slides
     
  • Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition (CEVC) meeting
    December 15, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Meeting recording
     
  • Transportation Electrification Equity Workshop
    December 12, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm
    This workshop included presentations and interactive discussions on a number of important transportation topics, including the EV Plan, vehicle pollution standards, and clean transportation programs for income-qualified individuals and disproportionately impacted communities. Community members and members of environmental justice organizations were encouraged to attend.
    Meeting recording and slides

 

Colorado Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Study and Clean Truck Strategy

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO)  partnered on a study to better understand the existing medium and heavy-duty fleet in Colorado as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with a transition to a zero emission vehicle (ZEV) fleet.  After several public meetings, a public comment period, and input from a stakeholder working group, the 2022 Clean Truck Strategy is now available.


Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition 

The Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition (CEVC) is a stakeholder group consisting of utilities, industry, auto manufacturers and dealers, trade groups, government, nonprofits, academia, research and other industry advocates. The CEVC facilitates information sharing, collaboration and networking among stakeholders to support Colorado’s vehicle electrification goals and contributes to the development of state policy, studies and standards.

This umbrella coalition meets every two months and has subgroups that meet periodically including Policy, Beneficial Electrification, EV Equity, Transit, Marketing and Outreach, Micromobility, School Buses, Battery Recycling and Retail Charging. The CEVC and its subgroups provided input for both the 2018 and 2020 Colorado Electric Vehicle Plans.

  • CEVC Membership: If you are actively working in the Colorado EV industry and interested in joining the CEVC, fill out and submit this form.
  • CEVC Observer Membership: If you are a member of the general public and would like to observe CEVC meetings, fill out and submit this form.
  • Upcoming CEVC Meetings (the 3rd Thursday of every other month starting April 2022). All days and times are Thursdays, 10 am to 12 pm
    • February 16, 2023
    • April 20, 2023
    • June 15, 2023
    • August 17, 2023
    • October 19, 2023
    • December 21, 2023

Presentations from past CEVC meetings can be found here