Electric Vehicles

Washington State Doubles EV Fleet

April 28, 2017

Photo courtesy of State of Washington
Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state has purchased 130 long-range electric vehicles (EVs), which can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge. This brings the state’s electric vehicle count to 250.

According to a statement from the Department of Enterprises, the EVs will improve Washington's air quality by each emitting 2.3 to 3.3 fewer metric tons of carbon emissions annually over hybrid-electric options.

This purchase is in compliance with a state law that requires passenger vehicles used by state agencies to be low- or zero-emission options to the extent feasible.

Local governments are invited to purchase battery-electric and hybrid vehicles through the state contract, which include seven passenger vehicles as well as forklifts, buses, and trucks.

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