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First NEVI EV Charging Station in Utah

*Source from The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office)

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) is thrilled to announce the opening of the first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Utah funded by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. The station, conveniently located amid the iconic red rock formations of Moab in Lions Park, near Arches National Park, gives those hoping to discover the magic of the desert the ability to charge their vehicles despite the remote nature of their destination.

The Utah Department of Transportation has shown its commitment to a future in which everyone can choose to ride or drive electric with plans to double the state’s current fast charging capacity by the year’s end with 15 new sites funded through NEVI. Utah is receiving about $36 million in federal funding to complete the project. Combined with a minimum 20% cost share from private businesses, the state is expected to invest a total of $43 million to install public chargers that are available to the public for round-the-clock use.

“With the opening of the first federally funded EV charging station near a national park, Utah is ensuring families have access to charging infrastructure in one of the most amazing places in our country,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk. “Thanks to funding from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Utah is expanding our national charging network to deliver reliable, equitable zero-emission transportation—showing there are no limits to where you can go in an EV.”

The Joint Office is working with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico to ensure the success of the NEVI program, which is now bringing the Biden administration’s vision of a clean energy future to fruition. NEVI is a concerted effort to ensure the EV future of tomorrow is thoughtfully planned, efficiently built, and meets the needs of all Americans, regardless of where they live.

 

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