Environment & Energy Report

Colorado Becomes 10th State to Adopt Zero Emissions Car Rule (1)

Aug. 16, 2019, 5:04 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 PM

Colorado joined nine other states that have adopted the California requirement that auto manufacturers provide more electric and hybrid-electric vehicles for sale.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission approved the zero-emissions vehicle rule (Regulation 20) on an 8-1 vote Aug. 16.

To comply with the new standard, which is based upon a matrix of credits for each electric or hybrid electric vehicle sold, automakers will have to sell more than 5 percent zero-emission vehicles by 2023 and more than 6 percent zero-emission vehicles by 2025, the commission said.

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