Colorado sealed one set of green credentials last month by legalizing non-medical marijuana use. Turns out, the Rocky Mountain State is not done making green the most appealing color.
Colorado could attempt to goose plug-in vehicle sales by introducing legislation that would provide financial incentives to homeowner associations that install electric-vehicle charging stations in their communities, the Denver Post says.
State Senator Lucia Guzman and House member Crisanta Duran, both Democrats, say they are researching ways to legally promote plug-in vehicles by way of financially encouraging further infrastructure to be built out, and are in the process of drafting the potential law. Colorado is looking at states such as Hawaii for examples. Hawaii requires that parking lots with 100 or more spaces include at least one space that's reserved for plug-ins.
As of last month, Colorado had about 75 publicly accessible EV-charging stations, or about 1.4 percent of the country's total. By comparison, the state accounts for about 1.7 percent of the country's registered vehicles. Colorado Automobile Dealers Association President Tim Jackson said his group would likely support measures that would support EV sales.