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Data

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

EV Registrations in Washington

Washington Tracking Network

The WA Dept. of Health developed the Washington Tracking Network, which includes mapping tools that let you rank the risks communities face from environmental burdens such as fossil fuel pollution. This suite of tools are an outcome of the Clean Energy Transformation Act, which commits Washington to an electricity supply free of greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Guides

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

State Energy Strategy
The WA Dept. of Commerce publishes this strategy as a blueprint for how Washington can nearly eliminate the use of fossil fuels while continuing to maintain and grow a prosperous economy by 2050.
EV Batteries: Getting Better All the Time
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.
The 2035 Report 2.0
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.
Welcome to the EVolution
Western Washington Clean Cities published an excellent guide with helpful consumer information.
The EV Project is a partnership with Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation; Nissan; General Motors; and city, regional and state governments; electric utilities; and the public to deploy charging units in metropolitan areas.
Renewable Diesel
Western Washington Clean Cities tracked the production and use of renewable diesel in Washington and published this helpful fact sheet for fleets.

  

Clean Fleet and EV Media Sources

Advanced Clean Tech News for the commercial transportation sector.

Clean Fleet Report provides information to support the move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including EVs, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesels and advanced gasoline engines.

EV World dives into sustainable transportation with a focus on people, policy and products.

Go Electric Drive links readers to news, charging equipment providers and apps, incentive resources, and an EV showroom to help accelerate the transition to EVs.

Green Car Congress explores new engines, new fuels and new energy supplies for all types of transportation.

Green Car Reports provides abundant resources on topics including charging, alt fuels and EVs, and an extensive section on virtual test drives.

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.
ZeroTool
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 globaldrivetozero.org.
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.
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. 
The Electrification Coalition EV Policy Showroom is a collection of tools and resources for policymakers, EV advocates, industry partners and other stakeholders seeking to advance policy to accelerate the deployment and adoption of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. These seven tools are:
  • State EV Policy Dashboard - searchable database of state policies pertaining to transportation electrification, and monitor activity on EV fees.
  • EV Roadmap Roundup - includes EV and EVSE incentive programs, utility rate structures, consumer education, and equity considerations.
  • EV Funding and Finance Guide - identifies funding and financing options to accelerate transportation electrification.
  • EV Tools & Calculators Clearinghouse - compiles tools and calculators for quantifying the impacts of electrification efforts.
  • AchiEVe Toolkit - provides model EV policies at state, local, and utility levels to help accelerate the switch to EVs in an effective and equitable way.
  • Freight Electrification Report - addresses advantages of electric trucks over their diesel counterparts.
  • ZEV State Scorecard - ranks key ZEV policies being implemented in various states.

  

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. Sourcewell recently announced new contracts they’ve negotiated for EV charging stations/equipment, listed here.
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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