By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
The city of Tempe has ambitious plans for electric charging stations and electric vehicles as part of its goals to have carbon neutral municipal operations by 2050.
The Tempe City Council was updated on the city electric charging and vehicle plans and projects.
A new electric vehicle charging station has opened at Tempe’s library complex with additional stations also at the Hardy Maintenance yard and the Orchidhouse parking garage.
Tempe also has a fleet of 18 electric vehicles, according to a report submitted to the city council.
Tempe — which has adopted a number of progressive policies — is looking to grow both its own EV fleet as well as the number of charging stations in the city.
The issue also has an economic development component with the city promoting its EV infrastructure and carbon neutral efforts to progressive-thinking businesses and professional workers.