Nevada Electric Vehicle (EV) owners no longer must worry about making a choice when it comes to clean energy standards and traveling more than 50 miles to a destination; the average EV gets about 100 miles per full charge and there’s always the trip back to factor in.
On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, public officials from both city and state, business owners and community members gathered at Eagle’s Landing for a special dedication.
Governor Sisolak was proud to announce the dedication of Interstate 15 as Nevada’s and the Intermountain West’s first federally designated interstate highway electric vehicle corridor.
“This federal designation is not just a first for, but the first interstate designation in the Intermountain West,” said Governor Sisolak. The collaboration between Nevada’s key agencies, utilities and private industry in electrifying Nevada’s highways pave the way forward to transportation decarbonization. It also accelerates the buildout of an Intermountain West Electric Vehicle Corridor where Nevada will serve as the keystone sate for travel from the Intermountain West to the West Coast and back.”
Charging stations are already in operation, in the process of being built or planned to allow travel from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles and Las Vegas to Reno; the project is looking to be completed by the end of this year.
The ceremony was held at Eagles Landing to kill two birds with one stone. Eagles Landing Owner, Mark Yardly and Overton Power District #5 have partnered with the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE), Nevada Electric Highway (NEH) and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) in this clean energy transportation alternative.
Mesquite Mayor Al Litman, Council Members, Chamber Members, Yardly, and Cooper stood by as Governor Sisolak cut the green ribbon in a ceremony for the recently installed charging stations at Eagle’s Landing.
Eagle’s Landing is one of two charging stations in OPD’s service territory, the other is in Overton, NV.
“Overton Power District #5 is proud to bring transportation electrification and innovation to the Virgin and Moapa Valleys to support Nevada’s work to decarbonize its transportation sector and diversify its economy. The two charging locations in OPD5’s service territory brings new economic and tourism opportunities to our businesses and communities, while bringing new, cleaner vehicle options to the residents we serve,” said Cooper.
When complete the NEH will have more than 30 charging station sites across Nevada, securing additional federal electric vehicle corridor designations across its highways.