Colorado is now a LEV and ZEV state!

Former Governor Hickenlooper signed an executive order that will require all new vehicles to meet California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards as of Model Year 2022.

The first executive order Governor Polis signed requires automakers to make an increasing percentage of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) available for sale as soon as Model Year 2021.

Learn more about how these rules will lead to increased customer choice, lower costs, and cleaner air for Colorado.

About the Speaker:

Phil von Hake is an Environmental Protection Specialist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). He works in the Mobile Sources Program, which oversees the Air Care Colorado emissions inspection program. Mobile Sources was also instrumental in creating Low- and Zero-Emission Vehicle rules for Colorado. Before CDPHE, Phil was a statewide Board Member (2004-2005) and Communications Director (2007-2010) for CRES. Phil is a proud CU alumnus and is glad his voice has now come back after the Buffs beat Nebraska (again!).


Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side)

The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park at all times.

6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation
8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, please send the info via email to

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.