Press Coverage

February 2018

January 2018

  • Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles
    Prowers Journal - January 28, 2018
    The newspaper in eastern Colorado describes Gov. Hickenlooper's plan to encourage the development and installation of electric vehicle charging stations. The story quotes SWEEP's Will Toor: "Governor Hickenlooper is taking a bold step forward by setting a target of nearly a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. This would save consumers over half a billion dollars a year in fuel costs, would drive down electricity rates, saving utility customers $50 million per year, and would have a major impact on cleaner air and lower carbon emissions."
  • Few EVs in rural Colorado now, but with spark that may change; Expect to see fast-charging stations along highways in 2018
    Mountain Town News - January 23, 2018
    Colorado’s state government has been assisting in many local efforts to smooth and accelerate the transition to electrified transportation. Now, the state is expanding its effort to secondary highways, both federal and state. One-third is to be used for in-town locations but two-thirds is to go to highways. U.S. Highway 50 through Gunnison could be a potential recipient. Will Toor, transportation program manager for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, points out that Colorado has the 6th largest market share of EVs in the country.
  • Legislature begins the fight, again, over how to pay for transportation
    Durango Herald - January 23, 2018
    The Colorado Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday afternoon served up the official opening volley of another contentious fight over how to pay for transportation to keep up with Colorado’s growth. Mike Salisbury, a transportation expert for the Colorado-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, agreed local governments should get money and expanding broader forms of transportation is critical. Local roads, state highways, bike paths and transit services Coloradans are relying on have become increasing inadequate,” he said.
  • Sales Of Electric Cars Have Doubled In Colorado The cars are gaining popularity across the state.
    KCNC Channel 4 - January 5, 2018
    CBS affiliate in Denver, CO offers an in-depth explanation of why sales of electric vehicles have doubled in Colorado, and why emerging technologies may make such cars more affordable, longer-range and even more environmentally friendly.
  • Billions From VW Settlement Boost Push to Clean Vehicles
    Stateline - January 4, 2018
    Prestigious national policy publication explains that many states will use VW emission fraud settlement funds to encourage deployment of electric vehicles as a way to affordably improve their air quality. SWEEP's Will Toor is quoted.