Colorado announced almost $14 million in awards through the VW Settlement on April 18, 2019. The funding will go towards the purchase of 24 electric buses, three CNG buses, and one LPG bus throughout the state. This is the first award made from the state’s $68 million total allocation.
This marks a step towards the ZEV goals outlined in Governor Polis’ executive order issued in January 2019. Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Eagle County will receive their first electric buses through this round of funding. Each of the 28 buses covered in this grant will replace older diesel models. The grant funding will also cover the cost of charging stations.