Salt Lake County’s first fast-charging station for electric cars unveiled

Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-03 13:01:09-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY — If you drive an electric vehicle in Salt Lake County, you can now go to the County Government Center for a quick recharge.

A new fast-charging station for electric cars was unveiled Thursday morning at 2001 S State St. and is available to the public 24/7.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams was joined by Ted Wilson of Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) and representatives from Governor Gary Herbert’s office for the unveiling.

“When it comes to improving air quality along the Wasatch Front, we are all in this together,” Mayor McAdams said in a statement sent to FOX 13. “The private sector has built the electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure, government has provided the tax-credits, space, installation and charging station cost, and now the public can drive zero tailpipe emission cars, conveniently, over a greater distance.”

Electric vehicle drivers must pay for the recharging service via credit card. A recharge will cost a $2 flat fee + 20 cents per kilowatt, or roughly $5 to charge a battery up to 65 percent capacity.