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Energy Expert Calls For Arizona To Prepare For Electric Vehicles

As more and more electric vehicles hit the roads in Arizona, a group of advocates held a virtual conference earlier this month to talk about where the market is, and what kinds of goals need to be set.

And Caryn Potter says Arizona is at a converging point right now, where decision makers, including regulators, lawmakers, utilities, third-party companies and more are having those kinds of conversations. 

Potter is utility program manager for SWEEP — the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project — and says what’s needed now is ambitious planning. 

The Show spoke with her for more about if there is a general consensus on trying to increase the number of EVs in Arizona as a general goal, and how to get there.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.