EV Myths: Cleaner or Dirtier?

A big myth we hear in Utah, where air quality is an issue on everyone’s minds, is that driving electric is just as dirty as driving a gas powered car, because the electricity is largely still generated from nonrenewable energy. According to the EPA, however, the greenhouse gas emissions of an EV are equivalent to

EV MYTHS: The Real Cost of EVs

  The most common detractor when it comes to EV adoption is the myth that electric vehicles are too expensive for the average consumer. I won’t pretend that driving your paid-off internal combustion engine (ICE) car is cheaper than buying a new EV, but when you’re in the market for a new car, electric vehicles

EV MYTHS: A Passing Fad

  For the next several weeks, we will be busting some myths about electric vehicles here on the Live Electric blog. This week’s myth: EVs are a passing fad. Electric cars aren’t a passing fad or newfangled idea. In 1900, it’s estimated that a third of the cars on the road in cities like Boston,

THE SCIENCE BEHIND LIVE ELECTRIC

“Our transportation system has long relied on fossil fuels which has had and continues to have devastating impacts on our air quality,” said Professor Masood Parvania, who heads the Utah Smart Energy Lab– one of our technical partners. “The goal of Utah Smart Energy Lab (U-Smart) is to electrify our transportation system (cars, buses), reducing

The Live Electric Ride Hailing Program

On Wednesday, January 17, we cut the ribbon on new EV fast chargers at Kimball Junction, completing the charging corridor from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Park City, but that wasn’t the only thing worth celebrating– our partners Forth Mobility and Rocky Mountain Power also introduced the Live Electric Ride Hailing Program. This

A CLEAN TRANSPORTATION FUTURE

Hanko Kiessner put it plainly: “clean air is an unalienable right.” His company, Packsize, is doing their part to ensure that residents of Salt Lake Valley get that right.  50 charging stations at Packwise’s Salt Lake City campus, available for both employees and the public to use, were unveiled on December 19. “My vision for

5th Annual National Drive Electric Plug-In Day

Live Electric Announces EV Showcase To Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” at Tim Dahle Nissan of Murray Saturday, September 16, 2017 11am – 3pm Tim Dahle Nissan of Murray  4528 South State Street Murray, Utah September 9-16th is National Drive Electric Week and Live Electric is kicking off its electric vehicle and smart transportation campaign

Come Visit the Live Electric Booth at The Urban Arts Festival

Live Electric at largest free community art event in Utah September 16-17, 2017 The Gallivan Center  239 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Saturday 16th 12pm – 10pm Sunday 17th 12pm – 8pm Via http://utaharts.org/urban-arts-fest/ Organized by Utah Arts Alliance, the festival showcases hundreds of artists, performers, and musicians. It has received several awards

Press Release: Live Electric Campaign to Dramatically Increase Electric Vehicle (EV) Adoption in Utah

Unlikely partnership set to increase electric vehicle ownership, bolster charging access, and prepare infrastructure for electric transportation. On September 9, 2017, the $10 million, 3-year, Live Electric community partnership rolled out its campaign to accelerate electric vehicle adoption, zero-emission strategies, and smart mobility transportation innovation in the Intermountain West. In other words, locals are going