The commercial customer side of Electrify America will work with utility Rocky Mountain Power to install 20 electric vehicle charging stations in Utah.
Electrify Commercial’s project with RMP will include more than 80 individual chargers at 15 stations in the Salt Lake City area and five stations elsewhere statewide. Rocky Mountain Power will own the charging stations, and they will be featured on Electrify America’s coast-to-coast “locate a charger” map.
Electrify America, a spinoff venture of Volkswagen, has planned a nationwide network for more than 800 stations and 3,500 chargers. The company will provide equipment, installation, networking and ongoing operations maintenance.
“Salt Lake City is the top city in the U.S. to own an electric vehicle, making it more important than ever to provide accessible charging in the region and in other parts of Utah,” said James Campbell, director of innovation and sustainability, Rocky Mountain Power. “Electrify Commercial will play an important role in helping us achieve our electrification goals and enable seamless EV travel throughout the state of Utah.”
The first charging stations from this collaboration are expected to open in 2024 in Salt Lake City, the Wasatch Valley Front and Moab.
Overall, the Electric America rollout is backed by more than $2 billion of investment in the nationwide EV charging network, according to the company.
Last year, Utah-based Rocky Mountain Power announced it was moving forward with its ambitious electric vehicle charging infrastructure build-out after gaining a key state approval.
The Utah Public Service Commission approved RMP’s project that hopes to more than double the number of ultra fast EV charging stations in the state. The utility’s plan filed in September touted $50 million in EV charging infrastructure.