On August 23rd, the American State of Colorado decided to adopt the mandate of an obligatory number of electric vehicles inside the lineup of new cars.
Starting in California, Colorado state is the 11th one to adopt such measure where 5% of an automakers fleet needs to be Electric by 2023. This percentage rises 1% every year until 2025.
Garry Kaufman, director of Colorado’s Air Pollution Control Division said, since the federal government refuses to take the lead on activities related to an Ambiental threat, states inside the country must stand up.
As stated on CNBC: “similar to California’s zero-emission vehicle rules, automakers are granted some flexibility by receiving credits for the electric cars they sell before the new mandate is put into place. Companies can also buy credits from other automakers that outperform emissions targets.”
The other states that have also joined the decision are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.