Rocky Mountain Power and Utah Clean Cities is 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.
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.