Utah needs to get plugged into better electric vehicle policies, advocates say

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new report grading states on 40 policies dealing with electric vehicles puts Utah in the middle of the pack, acknowledging progress that’s been made but work left to be done.

Utah made it into the group of 31 states that have made some measurable progress with the steps taken in the electric vehicle arena, coming in at No. 21 according to the rankings released Wednesday by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy.

“Utah has taken some initial steps to encourage and enable residents to use electric vehicles but should rapidly step up its efforts. Utah earned points for the Department of Environmental Quality EV charging infrastructure rebate program, which supports Utah-based businesses and nonprofits in their electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects by providing 50% of total project costs (at a maximum total value of $75,000),” and for off-peak electricity rates for EV charging, writes the report’s lead author Bryan Howard.

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