Throughout Bellevue there are over 50 electric vehicle charging stations available for public use at city and commercial facilities as of Spring 2013. More electric vehicles are appearing on the road every day, saving fuel and money.
Watch the short video Driving the EVolution to learn more about how the city is investing in this component of clean mobility.
Visit our online environmental performance dashboard to see fuel savings to date from the stations operated by the city (6,200 gallons and rising!).
Follow this link to find a map of Charging Stations in Bellevue and other alternative fueling opportunities.
Get "Plug-In" Ready
Electric-vehicle technology is a promising new opportunity to reduce emissions from Bellevue's largest single emissions sector – transportation. The city is continuously working to ensure that our community and region are prepared to transition to cleaner vehicles that reduce fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs for residents and businesses. Working in collaboration with all levels of government, as well as businesses, nonprofits and community members, Bellevue is supporting the installation of charging stations throughout the region and helping to educate the community.
City staff are working to:
- Streamline the permitting process and reduce costs to homeowners and businesses for installing charging stations;
- Identify code changes necessary for the installation of new charging stations;
- Install publicly available charging stations at City Hall and major Parks facilities;
- Provide education about electric vehicles, charging stations and the benefits of this technology;
- Coordinate a regional EV infrastructure strategy with neighboring cities, King County and the state;
- Procure electric vehicles for use in city fleets; and
- Stay tuned to all developments in this emerging industry.
Funding for EV Infrastructure
Bellevue has received direct funding for electric vehicle infrastructure from Department of Energy as part of our Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), as well as from the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition. With this funding, the city is currently providing 16 charging stations at several public use facilities throughout the city. In addition, major contributions to a robust charging network in the Puget Sound region are being made by the EV Project and Charge Northwest. Contact these businesses if you are a business interested in receiving charging stations - reduced rates may still be available.
In August 2009, ECOtality’s eTec was awarded nearly $100 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate the EV Project, the largest rollout of electric-vehicle infrastructure in the United States. The EV Project will support electric vehicles with home-base, commercial and public chargers in major markets in five states, including the greater Seattle-Bellevue area.
Electric Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions