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Data

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.

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.
The Washington Department of Commerce published Electric Vehicles for Washington’s Public Fleets & Facilities to address common questions from fleet and facility managers.

  

Tools and Apps

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 equi
  • able 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.
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.
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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