Arizona Office of Tourism Unveils Electric Vehicle Visitor’s Guide



The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) launched the state’s first Electric Vehicle Travel Guide.

Arizona is eager to have the state as a destination for tourists and for the travelers who own electric vehicles.  With the infrastructure for electric vehicles rapidly expanding, this guide will simplify traveling in and through Arizona for owners of an electric vehicle.

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As AOT Director, Sherry Henry adds:

“We are thrilled to be offering such a valuable resource to this growing market.”
“We want to take the guess work out of traveling Arizona with an electric vehicle and show EV drivers how they can enjoy our great state.”

AOT’s Electric Vehicle Travel Guide is filled with many details and lots of valuable and downloadable traveling information.  This info includes:

  • Mutiple Travel plans statewide with available charging locations with a madp of the Arizona state.
  • Emergency contact information.
  • Elevation charts to aid EV drivers with their road trip.
  • Weather averages.
  • A list of hotels with available vehicle charging for overnight guests.

AOT already has 2 travel plans. The first highlights Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Scottsdale, & Phoenix. The second one spotlights Phoenix to Southern Arizona with stops in Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, & Sierra Vista. Many more will be added as the charging station network continues to grow as these travel plans are well thought out to provide the necessities for today’s all electric vehicle like the Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Ford Focus Electric and so on.

More on Arizona… It is marketed by the AOT as a world-class, premier destination to visitors all across the world. There are millions of tourists annually in the Grand Canyon State, generating $19.3 billion dollars from 38 million visitors in 2012.

The tourism industry produces revenue in all 15 Arizona counties.  Arizona tourism employs more than 161,300 Arizona residents. This, combined with secondary employment, means that almost 300,000 Arizona residents are influenced by the tourism industry.

Source: Herald Online

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My I’m shocked…..and I’m an Arizona resident.

” It is marketed by the AOT as a world-class, premier destination to visitors all across the world.”

We welcome all visitors except Anon. He insulted my state and therefore he will be denied access…..and don’t try to slip in under the radar Anon. We can spot you a mile away in your beret and striped pants .. 🙂

Welcome to Arizona

I am surprised there aren’t more EV ecotourism initiatives. Every state Office of Tourism should take notice of this. What better way to get people out or their cities and suburbs with their city range EV? Entice them out on a network of well placed EV chargers. Owners of EVs love to drive them, and if you offer them destinations to hike, eat, shop, play, and charge up for the next leg of their journey, they are going to spend their tourist dollars where they can drive. Lets see more of this.


Forwarding to my state’s tourist board.

Well done AZ!

Wait . . . Arizona has trees?

I would not tour AZ. In a BEV, unless it was a Tesla; for the range. Like most places, we could use more L3 along major highways. Also, it would be nice if there were some laws on the books for EV charge spaces being ICEd. No worries touring in our Volt.

Lets see. Quick chargers in Phoenix, tucson.

The major state crossing highways are all Tesla superchargers.

So pretty much all of the spots they mentioned in the travel guide are effectively restricted to Tesla drivers.

They don’t have to be all Tesla if the charging network grows. By now there are over 200,000 EVs in the USA, and about 25,000 are Tesla cars. So there are close to 175,000 other EVs to think about, and their numbers are growing. State Tourism should give an incentive for more than just Tesla and Nissan to want to build out the charging infrastructure needed to support EV travel — especially BEV travel.