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A. The following definitions shall apply to this section:
DIVISION: The City's Transportation Division.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION: A parking stall equipped with infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of electric vehicles.
SLC GREEN VEHICLE: A passenger vehicle that meets the most current model year standards, established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to qualify as an EPA SmartWay Elite vehicle.
B. 1. The division shall issue a vehicle window sticker to all persons applying for such sticker who provide evidence acceptable to the division that the vehicle for which the sticker is desired is an SLC green vehicle as defined in subsection A of this section.
2. The recipient of the sticker shall affix it to the bottom left side of the rear window of the vehicle for which it is issued, so that it is readily visible, or as directed by the division.
C. Salt Lake City operated on-street metered parking spaces may be used without charge on all days of the week at all hours by vehicles properly displaying the sticker referred to in subsection B of this section.
D. No person parking a vehicle without charge pursuant to this section shall park or permit such vehicle to remain parked in any parking space for a continuous period longer than that designated on the parking meter pay station or on the posted sign that corresponds to such parking space, nor shall they park in restricted spaces pursuant to section 12.56.180 of this chapter.
E. In assessing the evidence provided by an applicant for such sticker as set forth in subsection B1 of this section, the division may consider:
1. Vehicle information for particular years and models of vehicles determined by the Department of Energy or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that demonstrates a particular vehicle meets the requirements set to qualify as a current model year EPA SmartWay Elite vehicle; and
2. The EPA's annual "Green Vehicle Guide" as found at the website www.epa.gov/greenvehicles or its successor website; and
3. SmartWay vehicle information as found at the website www.fueleconomy.gov or its successor website.
F. Use of Salt Lake City operated electric vehicle charging stations is restricted to electric vehicles actively charging their batteries. The division may establish time limits for use of particular electric vehicle charging stations. No person shall use an electric vehicle charging station and the associated parking stall for longer than the time period specified for that station. Failure to comply with this provision will result in a civil penalty as set forth in section 12.56.550 of this chapter. (Ord. 37-18, 2018)