ELECTRIC CHARGING STATION ISSUES
As electric vehicle (EV) adoption continues to grow rapidly in Utah, so does the need for charging infrastructure. Installing home charging stations can be expensive and is often out of reach for individuals living in moderate to low-income housing or for renters in general.
Public electric charging stations are currently placed in higher socioeconomic areas and may be difficult for middle to lower-income residents to access. These barriers to EV adoption, combined with recent legislation to increase taxes collected from electric vehicle owners, have made it essential for local municipalities to take action so that we can continue to make strides toward improving air quality by facilitating the switch to EVs.
SLC EV READINESS ORDINANCE
One solution that Salt Lake City is proposing is to pass an EV-Readiness ordinance requiring 20% of parking spaces in new multifamily buildings to be EV-ready.
Why you should care
While this ordinance will not solve the problem of unequal access to electric vehicles and much-needed charging infrastructure, it will set a course for local action toward accommodating a more equitable transition toward electric vehicles. This ordinance could go beyond Salt Lake City and inspire surrounding cities to implement similar strategies to support EV infrastructure.
TAKE ACTION- CLOSED
Thank you for taking action: Our team will update you on any future progress regarding this ordinance.