(Jan. 17) – House Democrats applauded Governor Jared Polis’ executive order in support of Colorado’s transition to zero emission vehicles (EV). Coloradans refuse to stand idly by while the federal government in Washington and special interests attempt to put our nation in reverse, jeopardizing public health and clean air in the process.

“I was glad to join Governor Polis this morning as he signed an executive order to expedite the process of getting more electric vehicles on the road in our state,” said Rep. Matt Gray, D-Broomfield. “Electric vehicles save consumers money and can improve air quality while reducing carbon pollution emissions.”

Rep. Gray is chair of the House Transportation and Local Government Committee.

“I thank the Governor for his leadership on this issue, and it’s critical that we at the legislature continue our commitment to clean air, climate action, consumer choice, and a robust economy,” said Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver. “I’m proud to carry legislation this session to support EV charging infrastructure and support the transition to zero emission vehicles.”

Rep. Hansen is a co-prime sponsor of SB19-077. Read more about that bill here.

In recent years, House Democrats successfully passed a law promoting electric vehicles that has made Colorado one of the best states in the country to purchase one. They have also pushed back on federal attempts to undermine Obama-era fuel economy standards.

Read the Governor’s executive order here.

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