CoPIRG calls for adoption of Advanced Clean Cars II in 2023

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Alexandra Simon

Former Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG Foundation

CoPIRG Clean Advocate Alex Simon released the following statement:

“CoPIRG is calling on the Polis administration to adopt the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rule. It’s critical the state act in 2023 to avoid unnecessary disruptions to the supply of electric vehicles  in Colorado by creating a gap between the Zero Emission Vehicle rule and Advanced Clean Cars II. 

The clean cars  rule is a critical piece of the state’s overall strategy to reduce pollution from the transportation sector. Because transportation is the leading reason for our state’s air pollution crisis, it’s imperative we advance these solutions as quickly as possible.

The Advanced Clean Cars  rule also ensures consumers in Colorado get the highest quality and best selection of new electric vehicles coming onto the market. Not only does ACC II require dealers to sell more EVs, it also requires certain quality controls within EVS, such as a longer level 2 charging cord, minimum mileage requirements and battery durability standards. These quality control measures ensure EVs that go to states with ACC II will have all these features and therefore are better products for consumers. 

Consumers and businesses alike deserve the best quality and best choice as new EVs come on the market. The recent downgrade of the North Front Range’s ozone problem from “serious” to “severe” this past April highlights the ongoing risk posed to our communities from transportation-related ozone pollution. 

We strongly encourage the Polis Administration to adopt the ACC II in 2023 and maximize the clean air and consumer benefits for consumers in Colorado.”