EV Efforts Stall in Colorado

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June 6, 2019—Colorado state officials said Tuesday that negotiations with automakers on making more electric-vehicle models available, have come to a halt, reported CPR.

Automakers hoped they could convince Colorado officials not to adopt zero-emission vehicle standards by volunteering to make more electric-vehicle models available quickly.

Automakers are rewarded with credits based on how many electric vehicles they offer to states, and one of the unresovled areas of discussion was whether automakers would earn such credits for providing vehicles before the mandate takes effect in 2022.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a trade group representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG and others, opposes regulations that would come with Colorado adopting California’s zero-emission vehicle standard.

The group met with Gov. Jared Polis last month in a bid to convince him that voluntary efforts to boost electric vehicles make more sense. This offer included making all of their electric vehicle models available in Colorado starting next year.

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