Announced by the WA State Department of Commerce and Gov. Jay Inslee last week- the funds are going to nonprofits, electric utilities, tribes and public agencies and will build nearly 5,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in communities throughout the state. This is the first phase of investments through the Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program, with additional support from the Climate Commitment Act, and are part of efforts to reduce transportation emissions, improve air quality and promote equitable access to electric vehicle charging.
The installations (view map) will occur at locations including:
- 213 multifamily properties, including apartment buildings
- 211 fleets and workplaces, primarily local government agencies and school districts
- 141 public locations, such as recreation centers, libraries and grocery stores