April 1, 2019

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate today voted 20-to-15 to pass HB19-1198, Electric Vehicle Grant Fund, a bill sponsored by Senator Jeff Bridges (D-Greenwood Village) to modify uses of the electric vehicle grant fund in order to encourage electric vehicle usage in Colorado. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.
 
“Electric vehicles will play an important part in our efforts to combat climate change and protect our Colorado way of life,” said Senator Bridges. “By making our state friendlier to electric vehicles, more Coloradans will invest in them, helping to protect Colorado’s land, water, and air for generations to come.”
 
HB19-1198 would allow the electric vehicle grant fund to be used to administer grants for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations as well as to offset station operating costs. It would allow the fund to prioritize grants based on criteria set by the Colorado energy office and would also require the fund’s money to be continuously appropriated to that office.
 
The Colorado House of Representatives voted 39-23 to pass HB19-1198 on March 8, 2019. To learn more about HB19-1198, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1198.
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