In less than 10 years, Colorado officials want 82% of dealer lots to include electric vehicles. They want to be like California.
The vote by the state’s Air Quality Control Commission was an expansion of the state’s existing mandate and provides for increased EV sales by 2032. It also came as the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association showed optimimsm about the tougher mandate. The group said ultra-low emissions vehicles made up 17% of the state’s new car and light truck market in the third quarter of the year.
The Colorado Sun reported the vote was in support of a staff recommendation which mostly adopted California’s rules requiring auto makers to increase EV offerings.