Las Vegas to end free parking for electric cars

A big change is coming in 2018 for owners of electric car owners.

Electric cars will have to pay to park in garages and street meters, effective Jan. 1.

A state law had previously made electric car owners exempt from parking fees but that will soon be no more.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal spoke with Las Vegas city spokesman Jace Radke about the decision.

Qualified drivers had to pay $10 for a decal affixed to the vehicles. About 500 permits were issued in Las Vegas over the life of the law, with 131 decals currently in use, Radke said.

Even though free parking is no longer available, electric vehicles still can power up for no cost at city-owned charging stations. Radke said a pair of new city-owned garages each will have about 50 charging ports that will provide free power to electric vehicles.
Qualified drivers had to pay $10 for a decal affixed to the vehicles. About 500 permits were issued in Las Vegas over the life of the law, with 131 decals currently in use, Radke said.

This decision won't affect the majority of drivers locally but it does signals yet another change in the parking laws, specifically the ability to park free of charge, in the Las Vegas valley.

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