June 1, 2023

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Colorado prepares push for clean electric heavy trucks

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When it comes to assessing Colorado’s chances for replacing diesel-belching heavy trucks with cleaner electric versions anytime soon, the state’s trucking industry offers an anecdote about Tesla. 

Given the erratic celebrity of CEO Elon Musk, who was made the richest person in the world by Tesla’s rise, the true story is suitably apocalyptic. 

Colorado’s top trucking companies have known for years that state leaders planned to copy California law and require a growing portion of new heavy trucks to be electric beginning in 2027. They’ve fought the proposed policy. But they also hedged and began putting deposits on one of the few clean trucks on the horizon, Tesla’s much-hyped, sleek electric semi-tractors. That was 2019. 

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Michael Booth

2023-04-13 03:08:00

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