Andrea Smardon – KUER
A group of Utah business leaders want to reduce pollution by encouraging more people to drive electric cars to work. They announced a new initiative at the state capitol Tuesday to help make that happen.
Talley Goodson is the CEO of 3-Form, and he says air pollution is an obstacle to recruitment.
“People are concerned about the long-term health implications of poor air quality here in our valley, and we together as a business community need to do more,” Goodson says.
To that end, 13 Utah business leaders announced the formation of the nonprofit organization Leaders for Clean Air™. They’ve installed electric vehicle charging stations at their workplaces, and now they want to encourage other businesses to do it too.
The concept started with Packsize International CEO Hanko Kiessner, who has installed 16 charging stations for his employees. He claims that 15 percent of his company’s commuter miles are now tailpipe emission-free, and employees save about $1,000 annually in fuel and service costs. (…)