YVSC is working to increase the adoption of low and no carbon vehicles. We serve as a connector between transportation industry opportunities to local residents, businesses and governments. In addition to low carbon transportation, YVSC aims to find creative solutions that reduce vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) in the region. We do this by providing education and technical assistance to community members, governments and businesses working to increase electric vehicle adoption, electric vehicle structural equipment infrastructure and multimodal transportation use at scale.
Why it Matters:
The state of Colorado has set ambitious EV and EVSE goals including the transition to 940,000 light-duty electric vehicles in Colorado by 2030 and the ultimate transition of Colorado’s transportation system to a long-term goal of 100% of light-duty vehicles being electric and 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles being zero emissions
In 2018, emissions from transportation activities (i.e., on-road vehicles, aviation, and railways) in Routt County generated 26 percent of the community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making it the second largest contributor to GHG emissions according to the Routt County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Forecasted Emissions Report.
Rural regions like the Yampa Valley lack local EV vendors, service providers and necessary EVSE infrastructure. While EVs are an important transportation strategy, overall focus on strategies to reduce per capita vehicle-miles traveled, investments in multi-modal and public transportation is essential to a low tono-carbon transportation future. Throughout the year, YVSC works closely with nonprofit, government and industry partners on regional planning for electric vehicles (EVs) and necessary electric vehicle service infrastructure (EVSI) required to support the transition. Transitioning our transportation systems and personal vehicle use towards electric vehicles (EVs) while supporting alternative and reduced transportation practices will dramatically reduce emissions.
Click the links below to learn more about the work YVSC is doing in each of these sectors.