LFCA installed nearly 500 charging stations in 2020; more than 1,500 since inception
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EV–Non-profit Leaders for Clean Air (LFCA) ambitiously embraced its mission at the outset of 2020 by setting a goal to distribute 435 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations this year. LFCA today announced the goal was met and achieved four months early. LFCA works in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power to improve air quality by encouraging electric vehicle adoption along the Wasatch Front. The two organizations agreed to the aggressive target of more than one charger a day pre-pandemic.
When Utah reacted to COVID-19 with lockdown measures, the small non-profit’s survival was precarious since LFCA deals mostly with workplace charging. However, the charger quota already attained during the pandemic makes it clear that Wasatch Front businesses favorably view EV technology.
“By already reaching our goal, the market shift toward EVs certainly feels real,” said Kate Steinicke, Leaders for Clean Air’s Director of Development. “Utah’s business owners are leading this change and serving as an example to other markets.”
LFCA contributes a great deal of its success this year to partnerships, specifically with Rocky Mountain Power and Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR).
“In our efforts to clear the air, there are no perfect answers, but there are practical solutions,” said Executive Director of UCAIR Thom Carter. “LFCA shows that an electric vehicle becomes a practical solution when a business provides a charging infrastructure for its employees. LFCA works to empower area businesses, and we are grateful for their hard work. They truly know how to move the needle on this important issue.”
What’s next? Leaders for Clean Air will continue its 2020 EV charging program and set a higher goal for 2021. For more information about Leaders for Clean Air and LFCA’s partnership with Rocky Mountain Power, visit www.leadersforcleanair.org.
ABOUT Leaders for Clean Air
Leaders for Clean Air improves Utah’s air quality by providing free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to Utah businesses, implementing large-scale electric charger projects, and promoting EV technology. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Leaders for Clean Air launched in January 2015. Board members are Packsize International CEO Hanko Kiessner, Utah Paperbox President Steve Keyser, and 3Form former CEO and founder Talley Goodson.
Kate Steinicke – Development Director