Planning Initiatives and Documents

Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan

In 2017, former State Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law Executive Order 2017-015 Supporting Colorado's Clean Energy Transition. The order established new targets for emissions reductions, and directed the Colorado Energy Office, together with the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to develop an Electric Vehicle Plan to coordinate investments in charging corridors across the state.

The plan directs state funds toward investments in charging stations, lays out a framework for regional cooperation on electric vehicle infrastructure, and creates strategies for improving the awareness of, and way finding for, electric vehicle charging points along highway corridors. The Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan was first released in 2018 and was updated in 2020 with new goals, strategies, and progress made to date.

Colorado EV Plan Document

Regional Vehicle Plan for the West (REV West) Partnership

In 2017 and 2019, governors from eight western states – Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming – signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a Regional Vehicle Plan for the West (REV West). The plan resolves to make it possible to drive an electric vehicle across major transportation corridors in the west, by coordinating investments in electric vehicle infrastructure and leveraging regional resources.

REV West Website

Alternative Fuel Corridor Program

Beginning in 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has solicited annual nominations from the states for national alternative fuel corridors through the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Since the inception of the program, FHWA has awarded electric vehicle charging, compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, propane, and hydrogen designations for Colorado's I-25, I-70, I-76 corridors.

Alternative Fuel Corridor Program Information

Colorado: The Official State Web Portal