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zHome, the Nation’s First Zero Impact Housing Development, Open to The Public

Posted in Electric Vehicles
zHome, the nation’s first zero-impact, affordable, multi-family community, located in the City of Issaquah, had its grand opening on September 14th.   An international public/private collaborative of the City of Issaquah, Howland Homes, Ichijo USA, Built Green, King County, Port Blakely Communities, Puget Sound Energy, and the WSU Energy Program teamed on the project which in… Continue Reading

Delay In Alternative Fuel Requirements for Public Vehicles

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency/Sustainability, Environmental
The 2011 legislature passed ESHB 1478 (Laws of 2011, Ch. 353), effective July 22, 2011, which delays a variety of requirements that apply to cities, counties, and the state.  One requirement of interest that is related to electric vehicles is a 3 year delay in the requirement for publicly owned vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment… Continue Reading

Washington Will Have Nation’s First Electric Highway

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency/Sustainability
The Washington State Department of Commerce and WSDOT are teaming up to implement the nation’s first “electric highway,” a basic network of public access electric vehicle (EV) recharging locations along Interstate 5. Once implemented, Washington will have the first border to border highway to offer fast charge technology. The project supports the West Coast Green Highway… Continue Reading

Puget Sound All Charged Up

Posted in Electric Vehicles
Lately, several articles in Puget Sound area newspapers  have covered the announcement of new public charging station locations throughout the Puget Sound. The public charging station is the most visible element of electric vehicle infrastructure, and will play an important role in helping would-be EV drivers overcome their “range anxiety.”  Several mid-sized Puget Sound cities including… Continue Reading

Where Do I Plug In My Electric Car?

Posted in Electric Vehicles
Katie Cote also contributed to this post The Joneses down the street just bought an electric car and you think you might want one too, but where do you plug it in?  The Washington State Department of Commerce and Puget Sound Regional Council recently issued A Guide for Local Governments in Washington State for Electric… Continue Reading