Electricity

Washington State has over 400 public charging stations for electric vehicles, fourth-best per capita in the U.S.

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 Olympia
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Tacoma
  • Frito-Lay
  • King County
  • Pierce County


  • Potelco
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Snohomish County
  • Tacoma Public Utilities
  • Thurston County
  • U.S. EPA Region 10
  • Washington State Department of Transportation