Utah Electric Vehicle Incentives FAQ

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What incentives are available?
Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentives
Non-residential & multifamily AC Level 2 Charger Single port $2,500 per charger up to 75% of total charger cost Level 2 Charger Application - Word
Multi-port $3,500 per charger up to 75% of total charger cost
Non-residential & multifamily DC Fast Charger
Single port $30,000 per charger up to 75% of total charger and installation costs
DC Fast Charger Application - Word
Multi-port $42,000 per charger up to 75% of total charger and installation costs
Non-residential & multifamily grant-based custom projects Custom incentives

Custom Project Funding Application - Word

Application deadline: April 1, 2019

Who qualifies for incentives?

Incentives for electric vehicle charging equipment are available to non-residential and multifamily customers in Utah taking service under general service schedules 1, 2, 2E, 3, 6, 6A, 6B, 7, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 23, 31, and 32.  

Are incentives available for residential customers?

Yes, incentives are available for residential customers who own electric vehicles and sign up for time-of-use rates. Learn more about options »

What charging equipment quailfies?

Eligible Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) must be:

  • New
  • Certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or equivalent Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
  • Installed by a qualified electrician in accordance with all state and local codes, permitting and inspection requirements

Review a list of equipment at Go Electric Drive or Plug In America

How do I apply for an incentive?

AC Level 2 Projects: Qualifying customers must purchase a qualified electric vehicle charger and complete the application below along with required documentation.

Review a list of equipment at Go Electric Drive or Plug In America

DC Fast Charger Projects: Prior to starting a project, interested customers must complete an application and receive pre-approval to receive a DC Fast Charger incentive. Once Rocky Mountain Power reviews your initial application, a project approval or denial will be communicated to the customer. Once approved, and upon completion of the project, the customer can finalize the application and submit the required documentation to receive their incentive.

Grant-based Custom Projects: Prior to starting a project, customers must complete an application and provide detailed project information. Rocky Mountain Power will review the applications and will provide a grant offer to customers if their project application is approved. Once the customer completes the project as approved in their application, the grant will be issued to the customer. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

How long will it take to receive my incentive?

Once an application is completed with all the required documentation for an eligible project or equipment, an incentive will be issued within 45 days.

Is additional electric service required for EV chargers?

AC Level 2 chargers require 240-volt electricity similar to the plug used to power a typical clothes dryer in a home. The demand for a Level 2 chargers will vary between 3.3 to 6.6 kilowatts depending on the charger and the electric vehicle.

DC Fast Chargers require 480-volt 3-phase power to operate. A DC Fast Charger draws 50 kW of demand.

If you have questions about your current power rating or available capacity, please contact us at ev@rockymountainpower.net.

How will EV charging impact my electric bill?

The cost of using electricity to fuel vehicles is significantly less than gas for internal combustion engines. Cost comparisons can be reviewed at energy.gov/maps/egallon#. Rates will also vary based on your current rate schedule and electricity demand.

What are the different types of EV chargers?

There are a few types:

  • Level 1 AC Chargers (home)
  • Level 2 AC Chargers (workplace or multifamily)
  • DC Fast Chargers
  • Tesla Super Chargers
Do all chargers work for all electric vehicles?

No, not necessarily. There are three main connectors for electric vehicles:

  1. SAE J1772 connector
  2. CHAdeMO connectors (Nissan, Mitsubishi and Kia)
  3. Tesla

Plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (such as Chevy Volt) can only be charged with AC Level 1 or AC Level 2 chargers.

Battery electric vehicles (such as Nissan Leaf) can be charged by AC Level 1, AC Level 2 and DC Fast Chargers.

Tesla chargers can charge only Tesla vehicles.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?
Type of Charging
Level 1 AC 120v
(~1.4 kW)
Level 2 AC 240v
(~7.2 kW)
DC Fast Charger (50 kW)
Tesla Supercharger (140 kW)
Range per hour of charge 3-5 miles
25 miles
165 miles 460 miles
Time to charge for 200 miles 43 hours 8.3 hours
1.2 hours 26 minutes
Who can I contact for assistance with electric vehicle charging and planning at my business?

Leaders for Clean Air is working with businesses along the Wasatch Front to make more electric vehicle charging available.

Contact Leaders for Clean Air to join other companies who are helping improve Utah's air quality and get your first charging station free.

We're happy to help too. Please contact us via email at ev@rockymountainpower.net or call 1-800-625-6078.

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