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See below for datasets that can help you follow the transition to electric vehicles.

EV Registrations in Washington (Department of Licensing)

Guides and Tools

We have gathered some of the best guides and tools available to help you evaluate and plan your switch to electric vehicles.

Modern EVs came on the market in the U.S. in 2010. Since then, EV batteries have vastly improved and lithium-ion battery technology is now standard. While concerns about battery cost, safety, range, longevity and environmental impacts have largely been resolved, we address lingering concerns in this factsheet: EV Batteries: Getting Better All the Time.
The 2035 Report 2.0 (download here) shows that, with the right policy, it is technically and economically feasible for all new car and truck sales to be electric by 2035, saving lives, cutting transportation costs, and creating millions of jobs. The report authors model the total cost of ownership for gasoline and electric vehicles, finding that:
  • Electric trucks are already cheaper to own than diesel versions on a total cost-per-mile basis, and
  • Electric cars will be cheaper than gasoline equivalents within the next five years.
The ZEV Community brings together all levels of governments to share and learn about zero emission vehicle initiatives taking place around the world. Their new paper, Key Policies to Drive the Electric Vehicle Transition in the US, outlines key policy areas that will be critical to advancing the transition to zero-emission transportation in the U.S.
Western Washington Clean Cities published an excellent guide with helpful consumer information to help you Join the EVolution
Whether all-electric or hybrid, these Forth Mobility guides will help you find the plug-in vehicle that is right for you.
A great planning guide, this report by the US DOE Clean Cities Program describes the costs for installing, owning, and operating electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in commercial/fleet settings.
RENEWABLE DIESEL - Western Washington Clean Cities has been tracking the production and use of renewable diesel in Washington and published this helpful fact sheet for fleets.


Tools and Apps

State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP)
SEEP works with state agency partners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate toxic materials from state agency operations.
  • SEEP Toolkit: These resources from the WA Dept. of Commerce are intended to help users through pre-design, design, construction, and occupancy of Zero Energy (ZE) or Zero Energy-Capable (ZE-C) buildings for state agencies.
  • SEEP Orders: This link take you to the SEEP authorizing orders from the Washington State Legislature.
The Zero Tool was developed for building professionals to establish energy reduction baselines and targets, compare a building’s energy performance with similar buildings and to codes, and understand how buildings achieve their energy performance rating.
Find lots of the basics about electric vehicles (EVs) and EV supply equipment (EVSE) also known as charging stations from the Dept of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.
PlugStar, a service of Plug-In America, provides consumer support including an online shopping assistant, vehicle specs, incentives info, charging data, and dealer information.
The Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool is an interactive online resource for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle choices that shows what is commercially available in your region and what is coming in the next few years. Test drive what the ZETI Tool can do for your fleet. A project of
For total cost of ownership analysis, the Fleet Procurement Analysis Tool charts the financial viability and environmental impact of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicle fleet procurements. The Excel-based tool evaluates different ownership structures, vehicle types, and procurement scenarios, comparing options by cost-per-mile, cash flows, and location-specific lifecycle emissions.
Use PlugShare to find all the public EV charging station locations near you, including types of stations, networks and costs.
From now through 2027, Electrify America will invest $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure, access, and education in the U.S. Now in their 2nd investment cycle, EA will create plans for two additional cycles of infrastructure build outs. 


More Resources

Washington is a leader in developing electric transportation, due in large part to our clean electricity and the innovative spirit of our residents and public leadership. Here are some of the programs and agencies with information to share.

Sourcewell offers cooperative EV purchasing assistance for all government entities; public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities; and nonprofits using a streamlined solicitation/procurement process.
Climate Mayors works closely with Sourcewell to offer a comprehensive approach to economical EV and charging infrastructure procurement for government, education, or nonprofit organizations. At the heart of the Climate Mayors’ approach is Sourcewell’s solicitation/procurement process.


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