Colorado Emission Standards Discussion

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Today, the Grand Junction Chamber held an energy discussion that all had to do with emission standards and electric vehicles.

The luncheon and talk was fronted by Matthew Groves, a representative of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association.

The presentation was focused on Governor Polis’ proposal to create zero-emission vehicle standards in Colorado, and the idea to adopt standards that reflect those in California.

Electric cars featured heavily in this talk, and those in attendance were split over wether moving to mostly or all electric vehicles would be beneficial or damaging to Colorado and the Western Slope.

Some points brought up about eclectic vehicles were price of electric cars vs. standard, cost of electricity vs. gas, driving ability, life span of the car, and carbon emissions.

The air quality and geography of California vs. Colorado were also brought up, and consumer buying freedom when it comes to their cars.

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