DENVER — The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today adopted a Colorado Clean Cars plan that will ramp up sales of clean electric vehicle sales so that more than 80 percent of new vehicles will be zero emissions vehicles by 2032, which will reduce air pollution, provide drivers with more clean vehicle options and help address climate change.
The following is a comment from Alana Miller, Colorado Policy Director with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):
“Adopting the Colorado Clean Cars standards is a bold move that puts Colorado firmly in the driver’s seat to clean up our dirty air and usher in a new era of clean transportation that will save drivers money and help put the brakes on dangerous climate change.
“This is a first step that should be followed ASAP by adopting the full clean car standards through 2035. That’s the path to delivering billions of dollars of added economic, health and climate benefits to Coloradans, especially children, elderly people and overburdened communities disproportionately impacted by pollution. That’s the path to a victory lap everyone deserves.”
A blog on this issue by Alana Miller and Kathy Harris, NRDC transportation experts, is here: https://www.nrdc.org/bio/kathy-harris/colorado-adopts-clean-cars-standards-leaves-benefits-table
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