US Department of Transportaion Announces New EV Charging Corridor in Utah
On November 3rd, the US Department of Transportation announced investments in Utah's EV charging infrastructure to create an EV charging corridor along I-15 and parts of I-80. Read more about the Department of Transportation's plans for Utah and other states in this recent Deseret News article.
At Home Charging
The amount of time it takes to fully charge your vehicle at home depends on the electrical service of the outlet you're using.
"Level I" chargers use a regular 110 volt outlet and can fully charge your car's batteries over night.
"Level II" chargers require a 240 volt outlet (the same kind as your clothes dryer) and may require an electrician to install. Most people choose to install level II charging in their garage, but stations can also be installed outside and are even safe to use when it's raining.
You can read more about at home charging from the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
A growing network of public charging stations makes it easy to "top off your tank" when on the go! There are now over 100 charging stations along the Wasatch front, including "fast charge" stations that can fully charge a vehicle in 30 minutes. When you're out and about, charging stations located at your favorite businesses around town make it easy to extend your range. Some stations even offer free charging!
Looking for a charger?
- View a list of public charging stations operated by Salt Lake City, where level II charging is free!
- Use PlugShare to find public and fast-charge stations near you.