electric vehicles http://kuer.org en Salt Lake County Unveils New Electric Vehicle Super Charging Station http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-unveils-new-electric-vehicle-super-charging-station <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a brand new electric vehicle charging station today at the County Building. It’s the first publicly operated </span>EV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> charging station in the valley.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:51:43 +0000 Brian Grimmett 44365 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Unveils New Electric Vehicle Super Charging Station Air Quality Commands Lawmakers' Attention http://kuer.org/post/air-quality-commands-lawmakers-attention <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Salt Lake Valley was choking with winter pollution as the Legislature convened in January. Lawmakers were compelled to step up to the challenge to clear the air.</p><p>Thousands of Utahns rallied for air pollution solutions outside the state Capitol the weekend before lawmakers settled in. No one could remember another time that so many people came together to demand a stop to the smog. Sara Baldwin Auck is an advocate for Utah Clean Energy.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:06:14 +0000 Judy Fahys 43373 at http://kuer.org Air Quality Commands Lawmakers' Attention House Approves Tax Incentives For Alternative Fueled Vehicles http://kuer.org/post/house-approves-tax-incentives-alternative-fueled-vehicles <p>A bill that could make purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle, like an electric car, a little easier on the pocket book passed out of the Utah House Tuesday.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:51:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42645 at http://kuer.org House Approves Tax Incentives For Alternative Fueled Vehicles Bill Expanding Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles Moves Ahead http://kuer.org/post/bill-expanding-tax-credits-electric-vehicles-moves-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would provide a 25-hundred dollar tax credit to buyers of electric vehicles won approval in a Utah House committee yesterday.&nbsp; <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0074.html">House Bill 74</a> makes the credit available for all-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt.&nbsp; Brooke Scott was one of a handful of citizens who testified in favor of the bill.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:48:54 +0000 Dan Bammes 42084 at http://kuer.org Bill Expanding Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles Moves Ahead Policy Change Allows Businesses to Sell EV Charging Services http://kuer.org/post/policy-change-allows-businesses-sell-ev-charging-services <p>The Public Service Commission of Utah is changing a rule that will make it easier for businesses to install charging stations for electric vehicles.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:19:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 36339 at http://kuer.org Policy Change Allows Businesses to Sell EV Charging Services Energy Groups Call on Policymakers to Promote Electric Vehicles http://kuer.org/post/energy-groups-call-policymakers-promote-electric-vehicles <p></p><p>Utah’s Public Service Commission is meeting at the Capitol this week to discuss options for improving air quality along the Wasatch Front through the use of alternative-energy vehicles.</p><p>Earlier this year, the state Legislature tasked the Public Service Commission to investigate how alternative-energy vehicles can improve air quality along the Wasatch Front. Kevin Emerson of Utah Clean Energy was at the first of this week’s hearings. He says electric vehicles are the best way to reduce emissions.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:58:01 +0000 Nicole Nixon 33598 at http://kuer.org Energy Groups Call on Policymakers to Promote Electric Vehicles