Planning Initiatives & Documents

Electrification Information & Resources

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. The Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan was most recently updated in 2023. Click the button below to download the 2023 Colorado EV Plan.

Read the 2023 Colorado EV Plan

Colorado Transit ZEV Roadmap

The 2020 Colorado EV Plan committed the state to a target of 1,000 transit zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2030 and a 100% zero-emission transit fleet by 2050. The Transit Zero Emission Vehicle Roadmap was developed to compile an inventory of the current Colorado transit fleet, explore near-term barriers and opportunities for conversion, and identify realistic timelines and funding levels to achieve the statewide targets. Finally, the Roadmap lays out a number of strategies and policies for the state to support transit agencies in their fleet transition efforts moving forward. 

Read the Colorado Transit ZEV Roadmap

Read the Colorado Transit ZEV Roadmap Executive Summary

Read the Colorado Transit ZEV Roadmap Appendices

Transit ZEV Roadmap Financial Analysis Tool

The transit ZEV financial model uses information from the 2018 Colorado Fleet Inventory, available national ZEV model research and existing ZEV procurement and operating experience from Colorado transit agencies. The goal of the financial model is to create a tool to assess the range of ZEV transition scenarios for the 2022-2050 timeframe.

The Transit ZEV Roadmap financial model evaluates the transition of rubber-tired revenue service transit vehicles in Colorado; the model excludes commuter rail, light rail, and aerial tramway vehicles (i.e., gondola cabins), all of which are existing ZEVs that count towards the goal of a 100 percent transit ZEV fleet by 2050. The financial model does not include ongoing operating and maintenance costs, nor does it include costs for utility upgrades beyond charger and charger installation due to the high variability of these costs.

Download the Transit ZEV Roadmap Financial Analysis Tool

Zero-Emission Transit Vehicle Transition Template

The goal of the Zero-Emission Transit Vehicle Transition Template is to help transit agencies be more competitive for state and federal funding opportunities. It is intended for those transit agencies that are just starting to plan for their ZEV transition. The document lists key elements for transit agencies to consider and provides space to organize a plan. It is not intended to replace a full, well-researched ZEV transition plan, but is instead a starting point to be built upon over time and customized to the specific needs of each individual transit agency.

Download the ZEV Transition Template

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.

Visit the 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. Click the button below to learn more about the Alternative Fuel Corridor Program. 

Alternative Fuel Corridor Program Information

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes a National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (“NEVI Formula”) to provide funding to States to strategically deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability.  National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) NEVI Formula Program will provide funding to states to strategically deploy electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and to establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access, and reliability. Funding is available for up to 80% of eligible project costs

Read the CDOT NEVI Plan (Updated 2023)

Download the FHWA NEVI Facts Sheet