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May 21, 2024

New Bill to Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Signed Into Law

DENVER, CO - Governor Jared Polis today signed HB24-1173 into law, which will increase access to electric vehicle charging stations. 

“Coloradans are adopting electric vehicles at record rates because they are less expensive to own and operate and are good for our air,” said Rep. Alex Valdez, D-Denver. “This new law will make it easier for drivers to charge up their vehicles and travel across our state. Making EVs cheaper and easier to own improves our environment, provides choices to consumers and saves Coloradans money.”

“Electric vehicles will reduce pollution and help us meet our statewide climate goals, while also saving Coloradans money on gas and maintenance costs,” said Senator Kevin Priola, D-Henderson. “As more and more Coloradans make the switch to electric vehicles, we must have a charging infrastructure that gives drivers the freedom to move throughout our beautiful state. From the Eastern Plains to the Western Slope, this new law will ensure electric vehicle drivers are able to charge up and enjoy every corner of Colorado.”

“Expanding access to electric vehicles is a key component of our strategy to reduce emissions and create a healthier environment,” said Senator Sonya Jaquez Lewis, D-Longmont. “As someone who has traveled around a good part of Colorado in an EV, this new law will make it easier to find EV charging stations so we can give Coloradans more travel options while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.”

HB24-1173, sponsored by Representative Alex Valdez and Senators Kevin Priola and Sonya Jaquez Lewis, expands access to electric vehicle charging by removing barriers to new charging stations. The new law streamlines the permitting and approval process for new charging stations to make it easier for Coloradans to charge their EVs. The new law intends to balance local responsibilities while removing arbitrary roadblocks for new charging stations.

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