Salt Lake City, Utah – Intermountain Healthcare is now offering free charging for electric vehicles at all its hospitals and clinics in Utah.
The move is part of a pilot project to make E-V ownership as convenient as possible while improving the quality of life for all Utah residents. “If we can help encourage the communities that we serve to transition to an electric vehicle, we are directly impacting the air quality around our facilities and the communities we serve,” said Glen Garrick, Sustainability Director for Intermountain Healthcare.
Two years ago, the health system began installing charging stations.
“The demand is growing, and it’s evident,” added Garrick. “We installed 156 parking spaces with E-V charging capability… and immediately those spaces are getting filled up.”
Rocky Mountain Power estimates about 3% of cars in Utah are electric right now, and that number is only supposed to climb.
Intermountain will make free E-V charging available for the foreseeable future.