Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

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Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with radically-different bodywork and numerous other modifications. Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle.

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

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Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. Governor John Hickenlooper directed Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission to begin the legal process of bringing the state into the coalition of those that follow California's air quality. Chalk up one more state in California's column.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Vehicle debuts at AUSA meeting

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, the extreme off-road-capable fuel-cell-powered electric vehicle from General Motors, made its debut at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

Colorado DPHE proposing rule to adopt California LEV standards for MY 2022 and following

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will propose Regulation Number 20, Low Emission Vehicles (Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulations, CLEAR), to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to the AQCC at its regular meeting on 16 August 16. The proposed rule adopts California Low Emission Vehicle standards for new light- and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in MY 2022.

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Colorado AQCC moves forward with California LEV regulations; to consider separate ZEV mandate

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) will move forward with a proposal to adopt California Low Emission Vehicle standards for new light- and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in MY 2022. If adopted these standards would have the effect of preserving existing standards applicable in Colorado, and avoid any freezing of these applicable standards by the federal government.

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Colorado issues $10M RFA for private sector partners to build fast charging stations along major highway corridors

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has released a request for applications ( RFA ) inviting private sector partners to build fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) along most major highway corridors in Colorado, including I-25, I-70, US 36, US 40, US 50, US 160, US 285 and US 550.

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Colorado releases plan to support EVs on state’s highways, accelerate EV adoption

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper released of the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan , delivering on a directive set forth in the July 2017 Executive Order, “Supporting Colorado’s Clean Energy Transition.” The plan details a series of actions supporting EV infrastructure along Colorado’s corridors. Colorado currently ranks 8 th in the US for highest EV market share, according to the ZEV Sales Dashboard published by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2: first ride in hydrogen fuel-cell Army truck

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Currently undergoing testing at Fort Carson in Colorado, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle illustrates the unlikely intersection between eco-friendly powertrains and the demanding needs of a vehicle that may be deployed to a war zone. The Colorado ZH2 is a collaboration. Olive drab isn't the only green thing in the U.S.

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Chevy Colorado diesel pickup EPA-rated at up to 31 mpg highway

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado two-wheel drive with the Duramax turbo-diesel ( earlier post ) will be the most fuel efficient pickup in the US, offering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg (7.58 The 2016 Colorado diesel 2WD offers an EPA estimated 22 mpg city (10.68

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Colorado's Electric-Car Credit: Applies To Used Cars Too

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And as states go, Colorado has a mixed record. The checkerboard pattern of constantly changing electric-car incentives and fees among the 50 American states often baffles outsiders. But its electric-car incentive turns out to have a quirk not shared by any other state, as far as we can determine. DON'T MISS: Want $42K Off A New Tesla Roadster? incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

Colorado moves to put more electric cars onto state roads faster

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Colorado, which counted 13,000 electric vehicles on the road at the end of 2017, rolled out an aggressive plan this week to achieve that goal. A state at the forefront of U.S. electric-vehicle adoption has set an ambitious goal of nearly 1 million plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2030. Its largest efforts go toward enhancing the current. incentives plug-in cars state laws charging infrastructure Charging stations

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GM uses lightweight, advanced materials to reduce weight on 2015 Colorado pickup

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado uses engineering techniques and lightweight materials to create fuel-efficient pickup capability in a mass-efficient mid-size package. Chevrolet expects EPA fuel economy estimates for Colorado this summer. Colorado’s overall width of 74.3

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Colorado simplifies electric-car incentive, but axes used models

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Last week, the Colorado State Legislature passed a bill that would simplify the state's electric car incentives. However, it would remove the eligibility of used cars that could qualify for the same credit. The measure, House Bill 16-1332, would make the state's electric and alternative vehicle credits considerably simpler, by giving the tax. rebates incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

Satellite study shows drought-stricken Colorado River Basin states depleting their groundwater

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A new satellite study finds more than 75% of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The Colorado River Basin (black outline) supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

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Colorado Megachurch Goes Electric: BMW i3, Charging Stations, And More

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The Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, Colorado, has installed a charging station in its parking lot and leased a BMW i3 for the use of its pastor, Jonathan Wiggins. Electric cars and organized religion aren't necessarily seen as fellow travelers, but one megachurch is bridging the two in pursuit of its mission.

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

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Now, a used-car dealer in Boulder, Colorado, has made. Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas. Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money. incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state laws

FHWA awards Colorado $30M for CNG fueling stations

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The Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality ( CMAQ ) program will provide $30 million to increase Colorado’s natural gas fueling infrastructure. Increased use of natural gas as a transportation fuel diversifies Colorado’s portfolio, supports locally produced energy, improves air quality and can save money through lower fuel costs. These stations will help ensure an NGV owner can drive nearly anywhere across the state fueled by Colorado-produced gas.

Hydrogen For Military Use: Chevy Colorado Fuel-Cell Truck

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Army to build a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck with powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. While General Motors has cut back its fuel-cell research efforts for passenger cars, it has joined forces with the U.S. The "extreme off-road" vehicle will be used as part of an ongoing research effort to see if fuel-cell powertrains can stand up to the. Green General Motors U.S. Army hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell military research

2015 Chevy Colorado Mid-Size Pickup To Offer Diesel Option

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Chevrolet will be latest to offer such an option when it equips the 2015 Colorado mid-size pickup with a diesel engine. When the Colorado arrives next year, the range will feature a 193-horsepower four-cylinder gasoline Need a pickup truck but don''t want to see your wages burned away at the gas station? A diesel truck could be just what you need.

2019 Honda Insight review, Tesla Autopilot Buddy ban, and Colorado joins CA emissions states: Today's Car News

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Colorado plans to join the 13 California emissions states. We review the 2019 Honda Insight and put the manufacturer's fuel-economy claims to the test. The NHTSA has banned Autopilot Buddy. And we take another look at the 2019 Insight with our video review of the hybrid sedan. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Is the third time a charm

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Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

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General Motors is increasing production of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, though it hasn''t been able to match the Toyota Tacoma in sales so far. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Specs And It''s often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign.

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GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

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Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

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In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River this summer, you may very well traverse it on electric power. Colorado River Discovery--which offers raft tours on portions of the river in Arizona--says its first all-electric. Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. zero emissions Arizona tourism Boats

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DOE awards $1.2M to Colorado State Energy Institute team to study ultra-low emissions, high-efficiency natural gas engines

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A team of researchers from Colorado State University’s Energy Institute has received a $1.2-million grant from the U.S. The Colorado State team is working with commercial partners Cummins Inc. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class. Earlier post.).

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Colorado, Nevada, Utah to collaborate on electric-car charging network

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Much of the U.S. innovation in electric-car incentives and infrastructure has come not from the federal government but from one or more states, especially California. With the decision years ago to let states either comply with national emission standards or adopt the stiffer California rules, both individual states and regional groups are. plug-in cars state laws nevada charging infrastructure Fast Charging Utah

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Group-buy Black Friday deal on 2015 Nissan LEAFs in Northern Colorado: $10,600

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The program, offered in partnership with Tynan’s Nissan and Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC), starts Friday, 27 November and runs through 31 December 2015. Coupled with a total of $13,500 in refundable electric vehicle tax credits—$6,000 through Colorado’s EV tax credit and $7,500 through the federal tax credit—buyers can expect to spend 65% below the LEAF’s retail price of $32,130. Consumers in Fort Collins and Loveland, Colo.

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GM 2015 Colorado and Canyon V6 mid-size pickups offer segment-leading fuel economy

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon ( earlier post ) will offer segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickups, based on current EPA fuel economy estimates. For V-6 pickups with automatic transmissions, which make up the majority of midsize truck sales, Colorado and Canyon offer highway fuel economy 3 to 5 mpg better than competitors, GM says. Canyon/Colorado. Colorado and Canyon will be available in dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014.

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Colorado Dealers Target State's Worst-Polluting Cars For Buybacks

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Last year, we reported on a scheme aimed at helping Colorado car owners get their dirtiest vehicles off the road. The Clear the Air Foundation and ReForest Colorado aimed to plant a tree for every polluting old vehicle donated--cleaning up the air in more ways than one. The scheme is now doing rather well, Wards Auto reports. Clear the Air

2017 Chevrolet Colorado updated with all-new V-6 and class-exclusive 8-speed automatic; cylinder deactivation

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For 2017, the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup offers an all-new V-6 engine and class-exclusive eight-speed automatic. It is the latest major update for Colorado, which entered the market in model year 2015. Chevrolet is on track to sell more than 160,000 Colorados in the first 24 months on the market, reigniting the midsize segment. The most significant update for the 2017 Colorado is the 3.6L Today, Colorado accounts for 23% of the midsize segment.

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2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks sold in the U.S. EPA fuel-economy ratings are in, and rear-wheel-drive versions of the General Motors trucks are rated at 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway). Trucks Fuel Economy Duramax

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2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Pickup Priced At $31,700; Fuel Efficiency To Come Later

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Starting this fall, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck will be available with the diesel engine option that was announced a year ago when the truck first launched. When it does, the diesel version will carry a price premium of $3,730 over comparable models equipped with the 3.6-liter gasoline V-6. The diesel engine will also be. Duramax

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Tesla Service, 2016 Chevy Colorado Fuel Economy, VW Gives Debit Cards: Today's Car News

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Today, we have one owner's changing experience with Tesla service centers, official fuel-economy figures for the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax diesel mid-size pickup trucks, and Volkswagen's "goodwill" program for diesel-car owners.

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U.S. Army, Chevy to unveil hydrogen fuel-cell Colorado truck in October

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The vehicle, to be based on the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, was first announced in November of last year. General Motors and the U.S. Army will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in October. It will be used primarily for demonstration purposes as the Army continues to mull the use of fuel cells to power certain types of. hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

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GM and US Army to demonstrate extreme off-road hydrogen fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado

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Engineering Center (TARDEC) are modifying a Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck to run on a commercial hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system and will expose the truck to the extremes of daily military use for 12 months. General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development &.

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2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Specs And ZR2 Off-Road Concept From 2014 LA Auto Show

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The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept was unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show as an off-roading offshoot of the Colorado mid-size pickup truck that could morph into a new model. A diesel pickup truck may seem like a fairly utilitarian vehicle, but Chevrolet has a new concept that aims to show diesel''s prowess at play, as well as work.

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Chevrolet showcases coming new 2.8L Duramax diesel in Colorado ZR2 Concept

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At the Los Angele Auto Show, Chevrolet introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept as a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year. The Colorado ZR2 concept’s new 2.8L It also showcased the new 2.8L Duramax diesel offers an estimated 181 hp (135 kW) at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft (500 N·m) of torque at 2,000 rpm. The 2.8L

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Tesla Battery Life, 2015 Chevy Colorado Demand, New U.S.P.S. Mail Truck: Today's Car News

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Today we look at Tesla Model S electric-car battery life, anticipated demand for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck, and the U.S. Postal Service''s plan to replace its aging fleet of delivery vehicles. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A test vehicle for the Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade travels an estimated 340 miles without

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2016 Chevy Colorado Diesel Priced, Tesla Model X Spied: Today's Car News

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Today, we argue that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the greenest new sports car you can buy, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup truck is priced ahead of its fall launch, and the Tesla Model X is seen testing in public. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Model X spy videos indicate off-road testing, and puzzle us with views of. Today in Car News

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Hybrid Snowplow Debuts in Colorado

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Jefferson County (Colorado) Commissioners unveiled what they believe to be the first hybrid snowplow in the US. The plow, a modified 2009 International Model 7300 Hybrid, could be in service by next week. Jefferson County will learn more about the truck’s energy efficiency as a snowplow as it begins to use it this winter. If the $162,240 hybrid snowplow performs well, the county may decide to add more to its fleet of 130 snowplows and 12 hybrid vehicles.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Four-Cylinder Gas Mileage: 21 Or 22 MPG Combined

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General Motors has released gas-mileage ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks equipped with the base four-cylinder gasoline engine. Trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission will return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway). With four-wheel

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2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

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The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair of mid-size trucks is finally nearing showrooms--and in due course, they will offer a high fuel-efficiency diesel engine as an option. The launch of the 2015 Chevrolet

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Bolt EV tires, BMW electric-car platforms, California vs Feds, Colorado charging sites: Today's Car News

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Today, we interviewed BMW's electric-car powertrain head, looked at tire swaps for Chevy Bolt EVs, covered some state news on emission limits and charging stations, and offered a PSA on climate change. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Low-rolling-resistance tires boost electric-car range, but don't do much for handling. One Chevy Bolt EV. Today in Car News

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Paris Motor Show electric cars, Best Car To Buy nominees, Chevy Colorado ZH2: Today's Car News

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Today, we look at whether the 2016 Paris Motor Show was a tipping point for electric cars, nominees for our Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award, and the hydrogen fuel-cell Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 co-developed by General Motors and the U.S.

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