Representatives from more than 30 states, gathered for the first meeting of the program called Ahead of the Curve: Innovation Governors. An initiative of National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, the meeting specifically focused on energy innovation at the state level.


At the meeting, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that seven states—Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, 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 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 2018, Gov Sandoval will host the next meeting related to his initiative focused on transportation innovation in Las Vegas NV.