Washington State is the latest entity to sign up for the U.S. Department of Energy's
Workplace Charging Challenge
. The Challenge encourages employers to provide electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at the workplace to incentivize EV use and ownership.
The State is well on its way to providing charging access at their many buildings -- and the list of available EVSE continues to grow. Here's a snapshot of a few departments' progress:
Department of Transportation
WSDOT now has 19 Level 2 charging stations (with 31 charging ports) across the state including Olympia, Tumwater, Shoreline, Union Gap, Spokane, and Vancouver, with plans to install another station in Wenatchee later this year.
Department of Ecology
Ecology has eight EV charging ports at their Lacey headquarters building and another four in Union Gap, saving them nearly 7,000 gallons of gas annually.
Amazingly, all of the above stations are available to visitors and employees at no cost!
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