“Smart” Electric Vehicle Chargers added in Eastern Summit County

Summit County, Utah (June 19, 2019) — Summit County has installed 12 new electric vehicle charging stations at county facilities in Coalville, Kamas, Quinn’s Junction and the Ecker Hill Park and Ride lot. The stations will charge county electric fleet vehicles and are open for county staff and members of the public to charge their personal vehicles at no cost.

“Electric vehicles are a great way to reduce vehicle emissions and keep our air clean in Summit County,” said Lisa Yoder, Sustainability Programs Manager for Summit County. “With the additional charging stations, it makes electric vehicles a more viable option for Summit County residents.”

Charging stations include the Coalville Courthouse, the South Summit County Services Building, the Health Department at Quinn’s Junction, the Ecker Hill Park and Ride, and the Summit County Library in Kimball Junction. The installation of charging stations in Kamas and Coalville completes a network of electric vehicle chargers throughout Summit County’s four main hubs: Coalville, Kamas, Quinn’s Junction and Kimball Junction (serving Snyderville Basin and Park City).

“The addition of a DC fast charging station in Coalville is key because it makes charging stations available along the I-80 corridor,” Yoder said. “We have had interstate travelers already express appreciation of the charging availability in Coalville during a lunch stop.  Similarly, providing charging stations in Kamas allows EV drivers to enjoy local fare at the gateway of the Uintas.”

Smart chargers collect station usage information including peak occupancy, session information, electricity usage by unique drives, and the average stay time at a station.  This information will be used to identify locations that need additional chargers, manage operating costs, prioritize fleet vehicle use, and to determine if/when user fees might be appropriate.

If you need help while using the County’s charging stations: Call the phone number that is located on the front of the charger, just above the LED screen, for 24/7 driver phone support.  If you need further assistance, go to  https://www.chargepoint.com to learn more about the chargers and nationwide charging network. Feel free to contact Lisa Yoder at lyoder@summitcounty.org with further questions.