Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles in Edmonds

Prius EdmondsThe City funded the purchase of hybrid and battery electric vehicles for its fleet hrough the Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. By mid-2011, the City had purchased four Toyota Prius hybrids and two Nissan LEAF electric vehicles.

In addition to new replacement vehicles, the City works to be more efficient in fuel use and conservation. Before this grant-funded fleet upgrade, the City's fleet used 60% gasoline, 30% biodiesel, and 10% electricity for fuel. Biodiesel and electricity will fuel more municipal vehicles in the future, as the City replaces older vehicles.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In 2011, the City acquired an initial group of six charging stations from ChargePoint USA. The stations were offered free of cost, in exchange for the City doing the installation.

The City updated these initial charging stations with new Level 2 chargers from SemaConnect. Charge your EV at these locations:

  • Two at the Public Safety complex (250 5th Avenue North)
  • Two on Main Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • One in City Park (entrance on the south side of 3rd Ave South, at 600 3rd Ave S)

Check the availability of the stations for charging by viewing the SemaConnect station locator online. Find out more about SemaConnect by visiting their website.

The Edmonds Public Works Department continues to explore opportunities as EV fast-charging technologies evolve.

State Electric Highways Project

State Electric Highways Project mapThrough the Electric Highway Project, the State of Washington will partner with private companies to install fast electric vehicle charging every 40 - 60 miles.

Ultimately the infrastructure will enable electric vehicle drivers to travel the length of the state along the 276 miles of I-5 between Washington's borders with Oregon and Canada.