2012 tot2013 tot I-5 comparison 2111 2283 7.53%US 2 comparison 354 406 12.81%I-90 comparison 13 72 81.94%What we’d really like to measure is the effectiveness of the project/brand in easing consumers’ concerns about range, resulting in higher sales figures in PNW.
Collaboration on outreach materials, research,cross-promotion of the benefits of EVsharing all of the learning on EV and EVSE usage.
Difficult issues…people are working on them.Most of our focus is on the charging infrastructure, and not the vehicles themselves.
31% growth in BEV sales in 2nd Quarter = avg. ~380 new BEVs month (adding 4,560 per year – flat lined, not compounded or based on % increase, which would be even greater)Compounded annual growth rate: ~125% - much greater than 380 units/mo.
Jeff Doyle, Washington Department of Transportation
Progress, Challenges &
Washington’s West Coast
Electric Highway Network
EV Roadmap 6
July 30, 2013
Washington’s Electric Highways:
EV charging network: 12 public charging locations in
critical recharge zones outside of The EV project to
make DC fast charging available every 35 to 50 miles.
Charging equipment: Both AeroVironment DC fast
charger (CHAdeMO) and Level 2 EVSE (J1772) at each
Locations: Private retail locations such as shopping
malls, restaurants, and fueling stations. Plus, two
“gateway” safety rest areas along I-5.
Completed: November, 2012.
Funding: $1.6 million grant through the Washington
State Department of Commerce, State Energy Program,
with U.S. Department of Energy Recovery Act funds.
Electric vehicles registered in Washington
As of July 2013
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Map includes Electric Vehicles (EVs) produced by major automakers since about 2011. It does not include cars that were converted to EVs by
their owners, neighborhood EVs or EV models from the 1990’s that are still registered in Washington. WSDOT created this map based on
data provided by the Washington State Department of Licensing.
The EV Project
ECOtality $20M in U.S. DOE funds to install Blink charging infrastructure in
Puget Sound, ~1,000 public and fleet charging stations,~1,000 home charging
stations, 20+ DC fast-chargers
Awarded $37m to install 5,000 charging stations in 37 regions, including
eastern King County (Bellevue/Redmond).
Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition awarded $15m to install charging
stations & buy fleet vehicles.
Cities and Counties
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants to purchase charging stations
and fleet vehicles.
King County MetroPool
King County Metro’s 100% electric vanpool and vanshare commuting program
for large employers.
Regional collaboration for strategic
EVSE deployment and decision making
• How will the next EV charging networks be deployed without grant funding?
• What can be done to ensure completion of The EV Project DC Fast-Charging
• Who will lead future EV charging infrastructure deployment efforts?
• How can both the CHAdeMO and SAE’s Combo plug be deployed and
• What are the performance measures for the effectiveness of public-access
• …And many, many other issues.
Challenges & Emergent
EV drivers in Washington pay $210 per year in transportation taxes …
…plus an annual $100 BEV fee
Two Upcoming EV
Initiatives in Washington
x 3,000 = $300,000
Proceeds from $100 EV fee reinvested in public-access charging network,
consistent with other transportation mitigation investments
(Proposed) Washington EV
FY 2013 – FY 2016
= $15.9 million
• Loan guarantees
• Financial incentives
• Limited grants
Proposed limited-duration: 10 years or until BEVs reach 0.5% of state’s
passenger vehicle fleet
Can public agencies earn sufficient revenue from after-hour EV rental
fees to cover the incremental cost of buying an EV?
Public Fleet EV Car-share
• Test the business case for shared-use agency vehicles
• Generate enough revenue to cover higher cost of adding EVs to fleet
• Actively promote EVs to nearby communities – perfect opportunity to test
EVs in a real-life setting!
• WSDOT, plus two or three other municipal fleets (cities, counties)
• Innovative private companies to manage the fleet (e.g., Getaround)
• Communities with basic network of public charging stations
and fostering EV
Washington Governor Jay Inslee Proposed Clean Energy Investments
•Extend EV fast charging network in Washington to expand consumer
confidence for using electric vehicles
•Leverage Washington’s clean, low-cost hydropower and wind resources in
the move to vehicle electrification with state procurement of electric
•Appointed Lynn Peterson as Secretary of Washington's Department of
Transportation (former Sustainable Communities and Transportation
Advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber).
For more information, contact:
Washington State Department of