Transportation Electrification

Seattle is committed to reducing our climate pollution in the transportation sector. Seattle has established ambitious, yet achievable, 2030 goals to accelerate market transformation and make it possible for Seattle to achieve a clean energy future. 

In March 2021, Seattle released its Transportation Electrification Blueprint.

Electric Vehicle Adoption Over Time:

EV Vehicles by Year show increase over time up to nearly 21,000 presently

Additional Resources

Advancing Equity in Transportation Electrification
2018 Seattle EV Outreach Report with ECOSS and Forth
2019 Drive Clean Seattle Equity Outreach Report from ECOSS

Workforce Development
2018 EV Jobs Report - Connecting Disadvantaged Communities to Quality Jobs in the TE Sector
2020 EV Manufacturing and Supply Chain Jobs - Amping Up Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in the Pacific NW

Shared Mobility Electrification
EV Charging Roadmap For Shared Mobility
Shared Mobility Playbook 

Electric Utility Leadership
SCL Rocky Mountain Institute TE Strategy
SCL Transportation Electrification Strategic Investment Plan (approved by Council Oct 2020)

Transportation Electrification - Further Info
Drive Clean Seattle Report - 2017
Seattle City Light's EV page
Single-and multi-family charger installation tip sheet
Commercial charger installation tip sheet
Washington EV laws & incentives
Western Washington Clean Cities

Additional City Planning & Implementation Documents
Green Fleet Action Plan (2019)
Drive Clean Seattle Implementation Strategy (2017)
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Systemwide Assessment (2020)
City Charging Infrastructure Needs to Reach Electric Vehicle Goals: The Case of Seattle (2021, The International Council on Clean Transportation)

Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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