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Governor's Office of Energy Development Launches Electric Vehicle Web Page

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The Governor’s Office of Energy Development launched UtahDrivesElectric.org Tuesday.

Jeffery Barrett is the Office’s Deputy Director. He says it’s an effort by Governor Herbert to be a leader in transportation advances like electric vehicles while recognizing the Wasatch Front’s air quality challenges.

“And these vehicles are a part of the solution. And so I think Utah, in a variety of ways, needs to step up and be a leader in this space and I think that this website is a part of that effort,” says Barrett.

He says even though EV’s are a small fraction of the total number of cars on the road today, sales numbers are growing exponentially. He says as the range of the cars grow and charging stations are added, peoples’ range anxiety is decreasing.

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Link to various EV's on local and world market.

“It’s a charging infrastructure that’s very much in flux right now," says Barrett, "but it’s developing fast.”

Barrett says the website is meant to be the “one stop shop” for all things relating to electric vehicles in the state. He says the website is also loaded with interactive features so visitors can offer feedback and updates as charging stations and new technologies are added.

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