The Denver metro area of Colorado is the next major city to see Amazon packages delivered by Rivian electric vans. The vans were spotted this past week across Denver and its surrounding cities, such as Boulder and Aurora. The capital of Colorado remains one of 16 cities currently planned for a rollout of Rivian vans by Amazon.Expand Expanding Close
Coloradans can look forward to a Rivian store of their own in the not-too-distant future, thanks to a new law allowing electric vehicle makers to sell direct.
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”
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.
Colorado officially approves $5,000 tax credit for electric vehicles – up to $12,500 with federal incentive
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.
A group buy organized by Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) helps bring the price of the BMW i3 down to $25,000 from the standard base MSRP of $44,000.