Utah leaders back bill increasing electric charging stations

FILE - Utahns can check out electric vehicle options, including homemade cars, on Saturday in Murray. Credit: Mykyta Starychenko/iStockPhoto.

SALT LAKE CITY — Residents in Utah could see an increase in charging stations for electric cars after state leaders have announced their support backing the idea. KUTV-TV reported that a bill introduced Monday would encourage up to $50 million of investment by utility company Rocky Mountain Power in more charging stations across the state.

The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Lowry Snow was supported by legislative leaders in both chambers.

Utility officials say the bill would add charging stations along Interstate 15, other highways and rural areas near national parks. Republican Sen. President Stuart Adams says the measure would also help with air quality.

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1 Comment

  • Robert Clinton February 25, 2020 at 10:12 pm Reply

    We are adding up to 50 million in charging stations. How are these going to be paid for? Are they free to the users? What demographic are we serving?

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