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Park City Municipal Announces Grant for Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers
Four local parking lot owners will be selected to receive $5,000 toward installation of Level 2 EV chargers
PARK CITY, UTAH (March 3, 2020) – Park City is launching a competitive grant program to award four local businesses, or parking lot owners, $5,000 to install Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers. Through a partnership with Summit Community Power Works - a program of Utah Clean Energy - and funding from the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), the grant will support the City’s goal to have 100 EV chargers installed in Park City by the end of 2020.
“In our efforts to clean the air there are no perfect answers, but there are practical solutions,” UCAIR Executive Director, Thom Carter, said. “Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure puts people in a position to make electric vehicles a solution that works for them. We are excited to provide grant funding to Park City and look forward to what this project has in store.”
Park City has North America’s most ambitious climate goals: a carbon neutral community that runs on 100% renewable electricity by 2030, and 2022 for municipal operations. Electric vehicles do not produce tailpipe emissions, and in Park City will soon be powered by renewable energy.
According to Mayor Andy Beerman, “Electrification of transportation is a key strategy in moving our community towards net-zero carbon and we wholeheartedly support building the infrastructure to support electric vehicles.”
To be eligible for grant consideration, businesses or parking lot owners must install EV chargers by the end of 2020 and make the chargers publicly available for at least three years. The grant application is now open through June 1, 2020. Selected grantees will be notified on June 15, 2020. The application and requirements can be found here.
Park City Municipal currently provides incentives for private lot owners to install EV chargers. Building permit fees for installing EV charging equipment and renewable systems are waived. Rocky Mountain Power, the Department of Environmental Quality, and Leaders for Clean Air offer additional financial incentives for installing EV equipment.
For more information or assistance on getting started, please contact Celia Peterson, Park City Municipal Environmental Sustainability Project Manager at 435.615.5193/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park City's future is electric! As part of our ambitious community goal to be net-zero carbon by 2030 (municipal operations by 2022!), we are focused on converting oil-based transportation to human powered and electricity produced by renewables.
Utah is home to a rapidly expanding infrastructure to support electric vehicles (EVs). In 2018 the share of EVs went up by 70% in Utah, and is set to increase considering air quality concerns and global fuel supply issues. Installing an EV charger will attract new customers to your premises and keep our transportation dollars local.
In late 2019, Park City revved up electric vehicle charging on public lots. We installed 14 charging points at three locations:
- 4 at Brew Pub parking lot
- 8 at China Bridge parking garage
- 4 at City Park near the bandstand
Additional chargers are getting installed in several locations around town in 2020. Stay tuned!
Here are some other ways we can help:
1. We have waived all building permit fees for installation of EV charging stations.
3. We will help you through the process to access your first EV charger for free. Get in touch now!