Colorado takes first step toward California electric-vehicle mandate

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Colorado took its first step Thursday toward becoming the 10th state to follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate, which would require automakers to sell electric cars there. At an event where he rolled up in an electric car, Colorado's Governor Jared Polis signed an executive order aimed. EPA California Colorado (state Electric cars aren't just for the coasts anymore.

Colorado sides with California standards, doesn’t yet mandate electric vehicles

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Colorado last week formally joined the ranks of states that are in some way choosing to adopt California’s rules for emissions, rather than those of the federal government. With a unanimous vote by the state’s Air Quality Control Commission, Colorado is joining Pennsylvania and Washington in agreeing to adopt California low emission. emissions California Colorado (state) LEV ZEV Mandate

Colorado bill aims to fine ICEholes who block charging spots

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As one of the top states in the nation for electric-car sales, Colorado hopes to do something about charging problems. In the state's General Assembly, the House passed a bill on Friday to fine drivers who park non-electric cars in any electric-car charging space $150, statewide. The bill is now headed to the state Senate. As electric cars, and. charging

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Colorado Governor issues Executive Order supporting transition to ZEVs

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On Thursday, Colorado Gov. Colorado has already taken steps to encourage the transition to electrified transportation for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission also recently adopted Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards. Jared Polis signed an executive order outlining a suite of initiatives and strategies aimed at supporting a transition to zero-emission vehicles in the state.

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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.

Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate

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After Colorado jumped on board California's Zero Emissions ship in January, automakers apparently weren't happy. According to a Reuters report, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a lobbying group for the auto industry, met with Colorado Governor Jared Polis last month to lobby him to adopt a voluntary EV program instead.

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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 Air Quality Control Commission approves low emission vehicle standards beginning in 2022 model year

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The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022 model year. The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proposed the adoption of the LEV standards in response to Gov. New cars and light-duty trucks sold in Colorado currently are subject to the federal Tier 3 emission standards.

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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 introduces Colorado Duramax Diesel midsize pickup

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Chevrolet has introduced the diesel version ( earlier post ) of its 2016 Colorado midsize pickup truck. Colorado is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015.) Colorado’s new 2.8L

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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VW ID 3 Deposits; Porsche diesel fines; best deals; Colorado EV pushback: Today's Car News

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers headed to Colorado to head off the state's effort to mandate electric vehicle sales there. Volkswagen gathered 10,000 deposits for its new ID 3 electric car. Germany fined Porsche $600 million over diesel-emissions cheating. And we rounded up all the best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars this. deals Volkswagen diesel scandal Volkswagen ID ZEV Mandate

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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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Teslas go farther, Ford and Rivian, Sono production, Colorado fines: Today's Car News

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Colorado plans fines for charging-space violators. Two of the most popular electric-car companies had big news moments today. Startup electric truck-maker Rivian announced a $500 million tie-up with Ford. Tesla revamped its Model S and Model X lineups with both longer and shorter ranges. All this and more on Green Car Reports. On Wednesday. Today in Car News Rivian Waymo

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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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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

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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Tesla stores, plug-in Jeeps, EPA fuel-economy, Colorado charging: Today's Car News

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And a new program aims to get Colorado ready for smart charging, ahead of a potential roll-out of a. Tesla reversed its decision to go online only, and is keeping many stores open. Fiat Chrysler announced two new plug-in Jeeps for Europe. An annual EPA report shows rising fuel-economy standards are working—just as the EPA plans to gut them. EPA Google plug-in cars Waymo

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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 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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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Colorado cleans up, why not a Tesla Model 3 or plug-in: Today's Car News

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And Colorado joins up with California emissions standards. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets better fuel economy than any other SUV without a plug. We take a look at the benefits of short-range plug-in hybrids. Our readers weigh in on why they haven't yet bought a Tesla Model 3. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We take a closer look at what. Elon Musk Fuel Economy plug-in cars

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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