Utah’s Oldest Bank Goes Electric
Salt Lake City—Thousands of Zions Bancorporation employees in Salt Lake City and West Valley City now have the option to recharge their electric vehicles during the workday — part of the 146-year-old bank’s modern push to encourage environmental responsibility and improve air quality in Utah.
By the end of the month, Zions Bank will complete installment of 29 electric vehicle charging stations across four major employee hubs — two corporate service buildings in Salt Lake City and two in West Valley City.
Working with the nonprofit organization Leaders for Clean Air, and through an incentive from Rocky Mountain Power, Zions Bank began the project in 2018 with the installation of four charging stations at its Salt Lake Service Center, located at 2200 S. 3270 West in West Valley City.
After positive reception from employees, who charge 10-12 cars per day at the Salt Lake Service Center, the bank made plans to add 25 electric car chargers at three other large corporate service buildings. In June and July of 2019, the company installed17 chargers between two corporate buildings in Salt Lake City: the Stonewater building, 255 North Admiral Byrd Rd., and the Utah Service Center, 1875 South Redwood Rd.
By the end of August, Zions Bank expects to have eight additional chargers placed at its Redwing building, located at 2460 S. 3270 West in West Valley City, bringing the company’s inventory of electric vehicle chargers to 29.
Electric vehicle charging is offered free of charge to all Zions Bancorporation employees, their families and on-site guests who would like to charge their electric plug-in vehicle during business hours.
“Clean air is critically important to the health and economic vitality of the communities we serve, which is why Zions Bank continues to take steps to conserve energy and improve air quality,” said Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson. “Every small change we make as corporate citizens and as individuals leads us toward better health, a better economy and a better overall quality of life.”
In addition to encouraging green practices through its electric charging stations, the bank offers its employees discounts on monthly public transit passes and encourages them to participate in Utah’s “Clear the Air” campaign to reduce drive time and trips.
In 2019, Leaders for Clean Air has distributed more than 200 chargers, working with dozens of Utah companies, including Adobe, Delta, Summit County, Sandy City, Zions Bank, and the University of Utah. Since 2015, the organization has distributed 720 EV Chargers, displacing 120.1 million pounds of CO2 from entering our atmosphere.
Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches operating 99 full-service branches. Zions Bank also operates 24 branches in Idaho and Wyoming. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 25 consecutive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of Utah for more than 145 years. Additional information is available at www.zionsbank.com. A division of Zions Bancorporation N.A., Member FDIC.
About Leaders for Clean Air
Inversions can’t be prevented, but pollution can. Leaders for Clean air is committed to improving Utah’s air quality by providing free electric vehicle charging stations to Utah businesses, implementing large-scale electric charger projects, and promoting the benefits of electric vehicle technology. Supported by local business leaders who recognize that workplace charging is the key to bending the curve on electric vehicle adoption, Leaders for Clean Air believes in making a positive impact on pollution levels to ensure cleaner air and a higher quality of life for all Utahns. A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Leaders for Clean Air was launched in January, 2015. Since then, LFCA has partnered with Rocky Mountain Power and UCAIR, expanding its efforts significantly. Board members are Packsize International CEO Hanko Kiessner, Utah Paperbox president and board of Utah Clean Cities, Steve Keyser, and 3Form CEO Talley Goodson. leadersforcleanair.org