Leaders for Clean Air Receives UCAIR Grant to Help Utah Workplaces Install EV Chargers
UCAIR Installation Assistance Program furthers LFCA’s initiative to place
more electric vehicle charging stations by offsetting the cost of the installation.
SALT LAKE CITY —January 24, 2018 — Leaders for Clean Air (LFCA), a Salt Lake City non-profit dedicated to improving air quality by encouraging electric vehicle adoption along the Wasatch Front, today announced the award of a $20,000 grant from the Utah Clean Air Partnership: UCAIR. The grant funds will go toward LFCA’s support of the UCAIR Installation Assistance Program, which provides credits to help small businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations install workplace electric vehicle chargers.
“We greatly appreciate UCAIR’s continued partnership,” said LFCA founding board member and Packsize CEO Hanko Kiessner. “When companies provide workplace charging, employees receive the benefit of a zero-emissions commute, and the rest of us breathe a little easier. This grant gives LFCA the ability to promote workplace charging among small businesses wanting to go electric but previously unable to do so due to installation costs.”
Leaders for Clean Air also administrates Rocky Mountain Power’s Rebate Incentive program, which provides an incentive of up to 75% to eligible businesses and multifamily developments purchasing charging hardware. These programs address barriers to electric vehicle adoption in Utah and accomplish the LFCA goal of advancing zero tailpipe emissions along the Wasatch Front.
“In our efforts to clean the air, there are no perfect answers but there are particle solutions,” Executive Director of UCAIR Thom Carter said. “This grant will continue to assist LFCA as they help empower organizations to find their unique solutions.”
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ABOUT Leaders for Clean Air
Leaders for Clean Air is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to improving Utah’s air quality by providing free electric vehicle charging stations to Utah businesses; implementing large-scale electric charger projects; and promoting the benefits of electric vehicle technology. Supported by local business leaders who recognize that workplace charging is the key to bending the curve on electric vehicle adoption, Leaders for Clean Air believes in making a positive impact on pollution levels to ensure cleaner air and a higher quality of life for all Utahns.
Lee Rech for Packsize International