(Mar. 8) – The House gave final approval today to Rep. Alex Valdez and Rep. Donald Valdez’s bill to modify existing statute governing the existing electric vehicle grant fund.

“We must act on climate and do our part to cut carbon pollution emissions by encouraging more Coloradans to purchase electric vehicles and help to increase the travel range of EV’s,” said Rep. Alex Valdez, D-Denver. “These upgrades will help our rural communities because when drivers stop in to charge their vehicles, they are going to shop and dine in our rural towns and open their wallets, and contribute to the local economy.”

HB19-1198 allows the fund to be used to fully fund the installation of more charging stations for electric vehicles and help offset operation costs.

“Rural Colorado needs more EV charging stations. Our bill will help protect our way of life and expand the accessibility of electric vehicles and their benefits to all Colorado communities,” said Rep. Donald Valdez, D-La Jara.

HB19-1198 passed the House floor with a vote of 39-23 and now heads to the Senate.

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