Local non-profit to offer incentives for businesses that install EV charging stations

(Jackson, Wyo.) - A local non-profit is working to build the infrastructure in Jackson for more electric vehicles. Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC) is offering $5,000 rebates through two different programs for the installation of publicly available electric vehicle charging stations. "Just five years ago, only a few hundred EVs [electric vehicles] were sold each month, nationally," said YTCC in a release issued today. "Now, EV sales are roughly 10,000 per month and are expected to continue to grow as charging infrastructure expands and drivers become better informed about the benefits of going electric. With zero tailpipe emissions, significantly better efficiency, and fewer parts requiring maintenance, EVs have proven to be reliable and cost-effective vehicles." In 2013, YTCC partnered with the Town of Jackson and Energy Conservation Works to install four charging stations in the Town of Jackson. In addition, YTCC recently partnered with Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and secured funding to install charging stations throughout both parks in the spring and summer of this year. “With the Town of Jackson and the National Parks leading the way with charging opportunities, the charging stations installed through this rebate opportunity will help complete the regional infrastructure necessary to allow plug-in electric vehicles to move throughout the Greater Yellowstone Region on electric,” Alicia Cox, Executive Director, YTCC. Businesses and municipalities in the gateway communities of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks qualify. Applications are available at *Feature Photo: Electric Charging Station in Jackson. h/t Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news