Per capita, Washington has the fourth-most public charging stations for electric vehicles in the country.

Whether it’s generated from inexpensive Washington hydropower or from more traditional energy sources, electricity is increasingly being used to power our transportation needs. By converting power from the electricity grid to a vehicle’s battery, electric vehicles, also known as EVs, produce no emissions “at the tailpipe.” And EVs are up to three times more energy efficient than their gasoline-powered cousins!

Vehicles that use electricity are generally categorized into two groups: all-electric and plug-in hybrids. While all-electric vehicles run solely on a charged battery, plug-in hybrids combine electricity with another fuel, like gasoline, to increase range. But thanks to Washington’s clean energy, operating an all-electric vehicle results in fewer emissions than driving any other car – even the most fuel-efficient hybrids.

Member Fleets Using Electricity

  • City of Bellevue
  • City of Kirkland
  • City of Mercer Island
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Tacoma
  • King County
  • Kitsap County
  • Port of Seattle
  • Potelco
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Snohomish County
  • Snohomish Public Utilities
  • Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Thurston County
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
  • Washington State Parks
  • Washington State Department of Transportation

Workplace Charging

As more and more drivers choose electric, having the convenience of charging at work is increasingly an important consideration.

How do you get started? We've collected best practices, case studies and other resources to show how any organization can make the commitment to provide workplace charging.

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