How will it benefit my business?
First and foremost, electric cars have much lower fuel costs compared to conventional vehicles. While still not as ubiquitous as gas stations, public charging stations are becoming more popular all the time. In fact, charging stations surpassed 15,000 in 2017, and are expected to keep growing as the demand for fuel efficient vehicles continues to rise. Outside of fuel savings, you can also qualify for federal tax credit and state incentives when you buy electric or hybrid vehicles. Not a bad deal, considering electric cars produce literally zero tailpipe emissions.
Work Electric is based on three principles Add, Expand, & Convert.
Work Electric + Fleet + Charging = RECOGNITION
Many employers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, and one way to do that is to encourage employees to use more sustainable transportation for commuting. Walking, biking and public transportation are naturally great options, but companies are also looking to provide charging infrastructure to encourage EV adoption among those employees who still choose to use a personal car for commuting. Workplace charging can increase the electric vehicle miles traveled, increase the EV awareness among employees and even provide crucial charging infrastructure for those employees who, for any reason, haven’t been able to install charging at their place of residence. Learn more about potential approaches and get support from our EMPOWER coalition members www.WorkplaceCharging.com
Rocky Mountain Power and Utah Clean Cities are fostering clean-air citizenship by working with vehicle fleets, fuel and energy providers, community leaders, and others to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The nationally recognized idle-free campaign, Green Fleet initiatives, and consultation resources help guide individuals and businesses toward cleaner transportation solutions that are efficient and cost-effective. Utah Clean Cities helps its members obtain grants and/or loans for the use of electric vehicles (EVs) which reduce oil-dependent risk and offer zero emissions at the tail pipe. UCC is doing their part to help Utahns reduce harmful emissions one car at a time, whether it be working or playing in our beautiful state.
Electrification Coalitions “Local Government Playbook”
Local governments will play an instrumental role in ensuring these funds are implemented efficiently, effectively, and equitably. This playbook is intended to serve as a tool for counties, cities, and towns to support the deployment of EV infrastructure and create the conditions for the successful implementation of BIL-funded programs. The following pages contain numerous approaches to prepare local governments to develop effective EV charging programs and leverage federal investment to support their transportation electrification goals. Topics covered include near- and longterm policy recommendations, state and regional planning, stakeholder engagement, community engagement, and site planning. View Local Government Playbook here!
Electricity can be used to power all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV’s) directly from the power grid using battery storage, or from electricity generated on-board through fuel cells (see hydrogen fuel cells).Electric vehicles were developed in Europe over a century ago, and in 1899 were the most popular vehicle type sold in the United States before being overtaken by petroleum-based engines. However, when air quality and energy independence emerged as top priorities at the turn of the 21st century, electric vehicle propulsion has been gaining popularity yet again.