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Tesla can sell in Colorado, but Rivian can’t. Dealers oppose a new law to change that

A new bill, SB 167, has been introduced in Colorado which would allow electric vehicle manufacturers to bypass the state’s direct-sales ban.

The ban was first passed in 2010, which means Tesla’s store in the state is “grandfathered in,” though Tesla is not allowed to open other stores.  It still has several locations in the state, but these are technically “galleries”



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EGEB: Australia to hit 50% renewables by 2030, Colorado energy shift, bifacial solar, and more

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Australia looks to hit 50% renewables by 2030, without government intervention.
  • China’s lead in the solar race, illustrated.
  • An energy company looks to shut down Colorado coal plants and add wind and solar.
  • Ethiopia runs almost completely on renewable energy, and it’s looking for more.
  • Bifacial solar gets a boost from a large order.



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Colorado officially approves $5,000 tax credit for electric vehicles – up to $12,500 with federal incentive

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Colorado official passed its bill HB 1332 to update its electric vehicle incentive program. The legislation now gives electric vehicle buyers in Colorado a $5,000 tax credit which can be immediately realized at purchase through a dealer incentive.

It’s a significant improvement over the state’s previous program, which was already generous, but nowhere near as straightforward and efficient as it is now.

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