Park City Transit Enhanced Electrification
News Release – For Immediate Release
Clayton Scrivner, Communications Manager
February 1, 2024
Park City Transit Enhances Electrification Efforts with Rocky Mountain Power Boost
Park City, UT – Park City Transit (PCT) has taken another step toward a sustainable future with the recent approval of an incentive to support the installation of three electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
Made possible through Rocky Mountain Power’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, which aims to alleviate the infrastructure costs associated with the transition to an electrified fleet, the award allows PCT to accelerate its timeline to complete its move toward zero emissions.
“With Rocky Mountain Power's make-ready incentives, PCT continues its journey to an eco-friendly fleet,” said Transit Manager Kim Fjeldsted. “This collaboration empowers green transit, overcoming infrastructure challenges and ensuring a smoother, and more efficient transit system for our community."
Two depot chargers will be strategically placed within PCT’s bus barn at Park City Public Works, with an additional fast charge overhead model to be located on short line drive. These chargers will play a pivotal role in facilitating the operation of seven new Gilig E-buses currently enroute for delivery. The depot chargers are projected to be operational by 2025, with the overhead charger scheduled for installation in June 2024.
The enhanced transition to electric buses aligns with Park City's ongoing commitment to sustainability, a journey that began in mid-2016 when the city first incorporated electric buses into its transit fleet.