Colorado's Draft Electric Vehicle Plan Will Not Include Internal Combustion Engine Ban

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

ColoradoThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued the final draft of the state’s 2023 Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan, which it intends to adopt later in 2023. Despite being a CARB state, the proposal does not follow California by banning the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered vehicles.

SEMA believes Coloradans, not the government, should be allowed to choose the type of vehicle technology that best serves them and their families. Once adopted, the proposed rule will go into effect starting with model-year ’27. SEMA will encourage its members and enthusiasts to comment on the proposal once it is officially considered later this year.

Colorado is in the final stages of establishing its zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) regulation, which does not entail a mandate against internal combustion engines. The regulatory process in Colorado is slated to commence formally in July and conclude in October.

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