NEW REPORT: Electric Vehicles Save Colorado Taxpayers up to $152 millioin

Data shows taxpayer, air quality benefits of transitioning from gasoline, diesel-powered vehicles to EVs

Alexandra Simon | Used by permission
Public health advocate talks to reporters at the news conference about opportunities to relace old gas-powered trucks like this pickup with new EV models.

Colorado state and local governments could save taxpayers up to $152 million in lifetime expenses by purchasing electric vehicles as opposed to gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles for their light-duty fleets. That’s according to Electric Vehicles Save Money for Government Fleets, a new report by the CoPIRG Foundation, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The report also documents how state and local fleet transitions to EVs will reduce air pollution and global warming emissions over the next decade. In Colorado, greenhouse gas emissions could drop by more than 300,000 tons (of carbon dioxide equivalent), emitting 55% less than vehicles powered by gasoline.

Alexandra Simon

Former Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG Foundation


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