Lyft car

Lyft's pink mustache sticker is affixed to a rideshare vehicle in Portland, Oregon, in 2015.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are expected to make an announcement about electric cars on Thursday morning on the steps of the state Capitol.

The media was notified about the announcement between the two officeholders with officials of the rideshare company Lyft at 10:45 a.m.

Polis has made electric vehicles a theme of his campaign, and fellow Democrats, who hold majorities in the state House and Senate, delivered up legislation last spring to boost the availability and charging capabilities for those who own the vehicles. 

"Colorado's forward-thinking transportation policies are allowing Lyft to make historic strides toward fulfilling the company's commitment to a clean energy future," the media advisory stated, promising details Thursday morning.

The notice adds. "Lyft to announce upcoming plans to further Lyft and Colorado’s goals for a greener state."

Polis and Hancock are to arrive at the event in a Lyft electric vehicle.

Lyft has made no secret of its plans to put more electric vehicles on the road, however.

In February the company reported on its blog that its app would allow rides to use a "Green Mode" to choose an electric vehicle.

"These efforts will provide cleaner transportation options for Lyft riders, and increase net earnings for our driver community," the company said. "Once adopted widely, EVs hold the promise of making cities more livable by dramatically reducing air pollution."

Lyft added: "Replacing gasoline-powered cars with EVs is a significant step forward in our efforts to fight climate change, and to improve the quality of life in our cities. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, EVs produce less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of comparable gasoline-powered vehicles over their lifetime."

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