Seven-State Electric Vehicle Highway Unveiled at Energy Summit

DENVER—Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, plus representatives from more than 30 states, gathered for the first meeting of National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval’s initiative, Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors. The meeting specifically focused on energy innovation at the state level.

At the meeting, Gov. Hickenlooper announced that seven states—ColoradoIdahoMontanaNevadaNew MexicoUtah and Wyoming—will be working together to create the Regional Electric Vehicle (REV) Plan for the West, an electric vehicle corridor.

“I am honored to host such a diverse group of state officials focused on energy innovation,” Gov. Hickenlooper said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the West to create world-class infrastructure for electric vehicles as we look to the future of transportation.”

Gov. Sandoval, who was unable to attend the meeting due to the mass shooting in his state just days before, said, “As chair of the National Governors Association, I am pleased to announce the REV plan in the West with governors from both sides of the political spectrum. The plan shines a spotlight on how governors across the country are implementing innovative policies for the people of their states.”

In January, Gov. Sandoval will host the next meeting related to his initiative focused on transportation innovation in Las Vegas.

To learn more about the REV plan, click here.

To learn more about Ahead of the Curve, click here. To learn more about the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, click here.