Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate Proposal

 
On June 19, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed Executive Order B 2018 006, Maintaining Progress on Clean Vehicles. It directs the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) to consider a proposed rule adopting a California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standard. 
 
This executive order did not direct CDPHE to propose a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, or to mandate the sale of electric vehicles. There was extensive public comment, however, in support of Zero Emission Vehicles at the August 16, 2018, meeting of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC). 
 
The AQCC requested that a proposed rule be presented in December for its consideration and a future public rulemaking hearing. If adopted, such a Proposed Rule would mandate an increasing percentage of all light-and-medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado to be Zero Emission Vehicles. 
 
Stakeholder process
 
The Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) is exploring approaches to a proposed rule that would impose sales quotas on vehicle manufacturers, thus increasing the percentage of zero emission vehicles in Colorado. APCD will provide a forum for those with an economic or professional stake in Colorado’s motor vehicle fleet mix, particularly those who would be affected by an increase in zero emission vehicle sales. 
 
CDPHE held a stakeholder meeting on September 20, 2018: 

CDPHE will hold its next ZEV stakeholder meeting on Friday, October 19, 2018, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South 
Building A (behind flagpole), Sabin-Cleere Room 
Glendale, Colorado 80246

This meeting seeks distinct and quantitative fiscal, economic, and other impacts of a ZEV mandate taking effect in Colorado. 
Please RSVP for this meeting through this form
Remote access will also be available through Adobe Connect.  
Those who cannot attend this meeting in person can provide written feedback here

There may be additional stakeholder meetings before the December AQCC meeting. 
Please check this page often for updates.
 
AQCC Monthly Meeting
 
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission appreciates your interest in their consideration of Zero Emission Vehicle mandate for Colorado. Please note that comments received prior to the official notice of rulemaking will be considered as "general public comment" and will not be included in the hearing record. In order to be included in the record, comments must be submitted during the noticed public comment period. Please stay tuned for further instructions.
 
AQCC Rulemaking Hearing
 
Should the AQCC grant the December 2018 Request for Hearing to set the matter for a Public Rulemaking hearing, that hearing is currently scheduled for March 2019. Interested persons may petition the AQCC to become a party to the rulemaking. 
 
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